K12 and Further Education Institution Leader Profile

K12 and Further Education Institution Leader Profile

Who am I?

Kate Furthers
Journey Further Education College, UK 

I’m the main authority within my institution, part of the senior leadership team. I have a sole or joint responsibility on purchasing and making decisions around policy, digital strategy and whole-college management and transformation. 

Who are my fellow school/college/institution leaders? 

Principal, Head of Teaching and Learning, Head of School, Headteacher, Academic Development Officer, School Business Manager, Administrator, Governor 

What are my current challenges?

  • Ensuring that my institution has effective resources in place for administration and management, human resources and business management
  • Improving learning outcomes for vulnerable students
  • Bridging the student digital divide
  • Managing staff workload and wellbeing
  • Adhering to DfE guidance and policy

How does Bett help me overcome my challenges? 

  • By providing opportunities to network with local and regional institution leaders
  • By keeping me up to date with the latest developments in technology, pedagogy, best practice, policy and compliance
  • By helping me to develop an integrated strategy for teaching and technology
  • By enabling me to review new products and features from suppliers, assessing efficacy to integrate within my institution’s tech provision and systems
  • By sourcing new and innovative ways of income generation for my institution

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What’s for me at Bett 2022?

  • A buzzing exhibition providing opportunities to connect with solutions providers to determine ways in which I can address my specific teaching and learning and institution management needs
  • A range of networking spaces to build a network of those in similar roles
  • A curated content programme showcasing in-depth workshops, practical case studies and thought leadership on policy, digital strategy and whole institution management and transformation


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Leaders @ Bett Theatre
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    • Skills
    Do you know your OJEU from your PCR? Your TED from your FTS? What does the future of school procurement look like and how should you be planning ahead?
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    • Leadership
    • Wellbeing
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  3. Leaders @ Bett Theatre
    • Leadership
    • Bett After Hours
    Michael Forshaw, Founder of EdTech Impact, will give an accompanying talk to the Buyers' Guide and highlight best practices and useful tips for how you can adopt evidence-informed EdTech procurement in your own school.
Bett Academy Live (North)
  1. Bett Academy Live (North)
    • Wellbeing
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Bett Academy Live (South)
  1. Bett Academy Live (South)
    • Leadership
    • Inclusion
    • Wellbeing
    Online sexual harassment can happen between any adult or child, this topic focuses on peer-to-peer harassment taking place between young people and what schools can do to help.

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