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BELMAS Research Bursary Recipient Rachel Minett Completes EdD

We would like to congratulate Rachel Minett on the completion of her Doctor of Education for which she was awarded a BELMAS Research Bursary. BELMAS Bursaries are designed to promote advanced study and research that contributes to the product...

"Who should own our schools?" BELMAS Conference - Royal National Hotel, London, on 19 June 2013

Missed this conference? For an informative and entertaining report on the presentations and discussions, read Susan Young's piece below. Wide-ranging education debate around school ownership at BELMAS conference suggests that change may be on t...

‘Researching free schools: What do we know? What do we need to know?’ meeting held on 17th November 2015

A very successful RIG meeting was held at the UCL Institute of Education. In the morning, Dr Rob Higham of the Institute spoke about ‘The emerging free school landscape: new providers, local hierarchies and competitive pressure’. Drawi...

“Making the leap” – moving from deputy headship to headship

Transitioning from deputy to head involves more than meets the eye. Author: Jill Berry

30% off Bloomsbury books for BELMAS Members

Bloomsbury has introduced a discount code for 30% off all books and ebooks across both their academic education list and children’s education list. The discount is available exclusively to BELMAS members and is valid from 7/11...

A Festschrift to Celebrate Marianne Coleman’s Research Career

Report by Maria Kaparou There are always interesting thoughts to share after a BELMAS event since BELMAS knows the recipe for successful gatherings. The celebration launch of 'Gender and Leadership in Education: Achieving against the odds'...

A plea to queen bees in the academy: it’s time to support other women!

Alongside men, women in senior academic positions also have a role to play in supporting female colleagues. Author: Karen Jones

Academisation and returning to governance: lessons from ECER 2016

"We need intermediate structures of governance to avoid the possibility of unchecked professional control in our schools." Author: Trevor Male

Acivism talk by Richard Hatcher at the University of Nottingham

Further to the Critical Educational Policy and Leadership (CEPALs) Research Interest Group meeting held at the University of Nottingham on 6th June 2013, here is the Activism talk by Richard Hatcher. Please note - only members who are part of the...

Annual Conference 2016 - REGISTRATION is OPEN!

The registration system for BELMAS Annual Conference 2016 is open and bookings have begun. We are delighted with the number of submissions for this year's conference and look forward to an engaging and interesting programme.  Thank you...

Annual Conference Keynotes Confirmed

Three keynotes for BELMAS Annual Conference 2018 have been confirmed.

Apply for a BELMAS Research & Development Grant

Could you or your Research Interest Group benefit from a BELMAS Research and Development Grant? Up to £3,000 per award.

Apply for the BELMAS Reflective Practice Award

Applications now open The British Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society (BELMAS) invites applications for the Reflective Practice Award. The Award is open to those in leadership roles in schools, colleges and uni...

Apply for the BELMAS Reflective Practice Award

The Reflective Practice Award is open to those in leadership roles in schools, colleges and universities who are able to demonstrate leadership of an innovation in an educational setting which has made a significant contribution to the development...

Apply Now for the Role of MiE Editor

About Management in Education Management in Education (MiE) 'The Journal of Professional Practice' provides a forum for debate and discussion covering all aspects of educational management. The journal is published four times per year by SAGE Pub...

April #BELMASchat

#BELMASChat 'If teachers are leaving the profession should we be doing more to nurture leadership potential? Is it ever too soon to start that process?' with host @imisschalk.

April #BELMASchat

What ways can leaders use to sustain themselves in times of rapid change?

April #BELMASchat and FREE MiE Collection

April's #BELMASchat, "Females leaders and the perception of barriers to leadership", will take place on Tuesday 19th April at 8pm and will be hosted by Women Ed's Jennifer Wilson (@JenJayneWilson). Jennifer is a...

April #BELMASchat: MIE Gender and Leadership Special Issue

Join us for April's #BELMASchat on 25th April at 8pm.

Are you researching new forms of school organisation?

The BELMAS Structural Reform Research Interest Group is planning to hold a series of meetings to explore new forms of school organisation, such as federations, umbrella trusts, multi-academy trusts, free schools and school chains. The aim is...

Assistant Professor Vacancy at the University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham (UK campus) has a vacancy for an assistant professor in educational leadership and management.  The successful candidate will make a significant contribution to the School of Education's Centre for Educational Lea...

August #BELMASchat

‘Evidence-informed educational leadership and management - are we missing a trick?' with host @DrGaryJones All welcome to join in this discussion #BELMASchat @ 8pm on Tuesday, 25th August.   Follow us @BelmasOffice

August #BELMASchat: leadership of curriculum and pedagogy

Join us on Twitter on 15th August 2017 for this month's #BELMASchat.

Award Winners - Conference 2013

This year's conference was held at the Dalmahoy, Edinburgh 12-14th July 2013. Our annual international conference is held each July in a different part of the UK, and we encourage all members to attend and make presentations if they wish. The eve...

Bacon butties and texting pictures: how to engage parents to benefit pupils

Journalist Sue Young has published an article on Janet Goodall's research on parent engagement that will be presented at the BELMAS Annual Conference. Click the link below to read the full article:  Bacon butties, texting pictures of go...

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