This is a piece written in collaboration with global strategic communications firm SEC Newgate, co-authored by Alexandra McCready and Guy Smith (previously Director, Communications at SEC Newgate). Issues regarding gender preferences/neutrality re pupils and staff It is clear schools play a huge... Read More
This is a piece written in collaboration with global strategic communications firm SEC Newgate, co-authored by Alexandra McCready and Anthony Hughes (Associate Director, Communications at SEC Newgate). Advice on overseas pupils and Covid-19 British private schools, which previously admitted large... Read More
This is a piece written in collaboration with global strategic communications firm SEC Newgate, co-authored by Alexandra McCready and Guy Smith (Director, Communications at SEC Newgate). March 2020 and the world literally stopped as Covid-19 swept around the globe. The unthinkable happened. Boris Johnson... Read More
This is a piece written in collaboration with global strategic communications firm SEC Newgate, co-authored by Alexandra McCready and Alistair Kellie. Alistair Kellie is Co-Head of Communications at SEC Newgate. One of the most serious crises that a school is likely to ever face is around safeguarding. The recent media... Read More
Background Over the years, numerous individuals and industries have found themselves caught up in the cross hairs of newspaper campaigns. These media crusades are nothing new, and newspapers will try to push the boundaries as far as they possibly can- even if... Read More
Government cuts to legal aid, added to the financial pressures linked to Covid, have resulted in a surge of people representing themselves in court (“litigants-in-person” (LIP)), in an attempt to save themselves some money. This may initially seem like a cheaper option, however, the specialist nature of the law and notoriously... Read More
One of the more distressing trends to emerge over lockdown has been a significant rise in instances of “revenge porn.” According to figures published by The Revenge Porn Helpline, 2020 saw an 87% rise in the number of people they supported compared to the previous year and they estimate that 25% of women, and 30% of men, have shared... Read More
During yesterday’s Queen’s Speech, the government revealed a draft version of the Online Safety Bill, a landmark attempt to try to prevent harmful content being shared online. The bill is the most recent stage of the government’s response to the Online Harms White Paper first published in April 2019, which aimed to... Read More
Social media is not often a place of polite disagreement. Instead, constrained by character limits and emboldened by the onlooking crowds, the red mist descends and what began as a debate can quickly descend into something more vicious, personal and aggressive. With political and social divides seemingly more exacerbated than in any time... Read More
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