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Supporting Transgender Staff Through Their Transition Whilst at Work

Supporting Transgender Staff Through Their Transition Whilst at Work

This guidance outlines the steps schools can take towards ensuring transgender employees that choose to transition while working are fully supported with their decision and process.

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GDPR: the ultimate guide for schools - a guide for school leaders and governors

GDPR: the ultimate guide for schools - a guide for school leaders and governors

This guide contains advice from Education experts, as well as a breakdown of the need-to-know information found in the ICO’s GDPR guidance. Read on to learn what steps your school needs to take to ensure it is compliant with the new regulations.

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Developing Effective Lockdown Procedures

Developing Effective Lockdown Procedures

This guidance document outlines aspects that should be taken into consideration when developing lockdown procedures.

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QA of the week

This week, our most popular question on site was: "How does Ofsted define good attendance when inspecting schools?"

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Ofsted’s Focus in the Spring Term 2018

Ofsted’s Focus in the Spring Term 2018

This guidance explores any significant changes to Ofsted’s approach to inspections and what schools can expect Ofsted to focus on during the Spring term 2018.

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Changing Workplace Culture to Support Staff Wellbeing

Changing Workplace Culture to Support Staff Wellbeing

This guidance outlines common needs of staff members, how they can be supported, and the different steps schools should take to ensure staff wellbeing is maintained.

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Developing Effective RSE in Schools

Developing Effective RSE in Schools

This free guide outlines good practice guidelines for delivering effective RSE in schools.

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When should you allow parents to withdraw their child from lessons?

When should you allow parents to withdraw their child from lessons?

This guidance outlines the rights that parents have in relation to withdrawing their children, and what schools can do to adjust lessons and ensure all pupils can participate.

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Changes to Eligibility for Free School Meals, the Early Years Pupil Premium and Free Early Education Entitlement from April 2018

Changes to Eligibility for Free School Meals, the Early Years Pupil Premium and Free Early Education Entitlement from April 2018

This guidance outlines the key changes to the eligibility criteria for free school meals (FSM), the early years pupil premium and the free early education entitlement that will come into force from April 2018.

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Unexplained absences – what to do when a child fails to attend school

Unexplained absences – what to do when a child fails to attend school

This article looks at what you can do as a school leader to ensure your first day of absence processes safeguard pupils and leave nothing to chance.

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Post-16 Career Routes Guidance

Post-16 Career Routes Guidance

This free guide outlines the different career paths that are available to post-16 pupils.

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10 Ways to Tackle HBT Bullying

10 Ways to Tackle HBT Bullying

This free guide contains useful recommendations by the CofE Education Office regarding the prevention of HBT bullying, and many of the recommendations can be adapted to suit any school’s context.

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Norovirus: A School’s Guide

Norovirus: A School’s Guide

This free guide outlines the symptoms of Norovirus, alongside advice on what to do if staff or pupils within the school contract it.

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Ofsted Inspection in 2018 Guide for School Leaders and Governors

Ofsted Inspection in 2018 Guide for School Leaders and Governors

This guide contains advice from Ofsted inspectors, as well as a breakdown of the need-to-know information found in Ofsted’s inspection Handbook.

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The Governing Board's Role in Exclusions

The Governing Board's Role in Exclusions

Guidance from our governance expert on the governing body's role in exclusions, including all aspects of holding a consideration meeting.

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Changes to Statutory Guidance on Exclusion Free Guide

Changes to Statutory Guidance on Exclusion Free Guide

This free guide explores the changes to the DfE's statutory guidance on exclusion, ensuring you are up-to-date and compliant with any new and adjusted requirements.

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What works well: improving staff mental health

What works well: improving staff mental health

Working in Education, you change lives. We’re asking anyone who works in a school to share your experiences and continue changing lives, but this time the lives of your colleagues nationwide.

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Maximising Income Using the School Site

Maximising Income Using the School Site

This free guide outlines the best way in which schools can maximise income using their school site.

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Financial Planning for SBMs

Financial Planning for SBMs

This guidance document outlines some approaches that an SBM can take towards financial planning, highlighting the importance of advising the SLT and governing body based on their skills and knowledge.

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The Mental Health Green Paper – What Schools Need to Know

The Mental Health Green Paper – What Schools Need to Know

This guidance outlines the core proposals from the Green Paper and the wider action relating to education that will be undertaken to support these proposals.

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Three Ways Schools Can Use Social Media for Their Benefit

Three Ways Schools Can Use Social Media for Their Benefit

This guidance, created in collaboration with our marketing expert, explores three ways schools can use social media for their benefit.

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Developing an Effective Peer Mentoring Programme

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This free guide outlines a quick guide to establishing a peer mentoring programme in school.

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Tackling Peer-on-Peer Abuse - TheSchoolBus Guide

Tackling Peer-on-Peer Abuse - TheSchoolBus Guide

Learn how to effectively tackle peer-on-peer abuse in your school with our free guide produced using the latest DfE guidance.

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Changes to Ofsted’s Short Inspections from January 2018: Free Guide

Changes to Ofsted’s Short Inspections from January 2018: Free Guide

Find out the three major changes to Ofsted's short inspections in effect from January 2018.

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Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) Consultation - What could change?

Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) Consultation - What could change?

Find out what could change as a result of the latest KCSIE consultation.

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The Social Mobility Action Plan: The Key Actions

The Social Mobility Action Plan: The Key Actions

This article outlines the key proposals and the actions from the social mobility action plan specifically related to schools that the DfE is proposing to take in order to achieve their ambitions.

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How to Get Early Years Pupils School-Ready

How to Get Early Years Pupils School-Ready

Learn how school readiness can be identified, and at what stage early years practitioners and parents should have pupils at before entering the Reception classroom.

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'Pupil Mental Health Crisis?' 2017 Report

'Pupil Mental Health Crisis?' 2017 Report

Our national survey, conducted throughout November 2017 in partnership with The Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools, asked school leaders 10 questions regarding pupils’ mental health.

Survey Report 2017
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8 Tips for Developing a Whole-School Approach to Pupil Wellbeing

8 Tips for Developing a Whole-School Approach to Pupil Wellbeing

Created in collaboration with our pupil wellbeing expert, this article offers eight tips for developing a whole-school pupil wellbeing approach.

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7 Things Schools Need to Know About Consent to be GDPR-Compliant

7 Things Schools Need to Know About Consent to be GDPR-Compliant

This article explains the crucial seven things school leaders need to know about consent in order to ensure they are compliant with the GDPR.

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The DfE's Careers Strategy Explained

The DfE's Careers Strategy Explained

Everything you need to know about the DfE's plans to improve careers advice for young people contained in 'Careers Strategy: Making the Most of Everyone’s Skills and Talents'.

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Writing Effective Minutes: A Guide for Clerks

Writing Effective Minutes: A Guide for Clerks

How to write effective minutes, how to handle confidentiality issues and how to publish your minutes when ready.

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Supporting LGBT Staff – Advice for School Leaders

Supporting LGBT Staff – Advice for School Leaders

School leaders should seek to develop and maintain an environment that welcomes diversity, supports equality and encourages staff members to be themselves. This guidance summarises the document issued by the NAHT on supporting all LGBT and trans* staff.

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Staff Wellbeing – The Role of the Governing Body

Staff Wellbeing – The Role of the Governing Body

In this article, we will highlight the role that governors have to play in ensuring staff wellbeing is high on the school agenda and the governing bodies role in supporting teachers to remain motivated, enthusiastic and have the energy to deliver the curriculum.

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Strengthening QTS and Improving Career Progression for Teachers - What the DfE Proposes

Strengthening QTS and Improving Career Progression for Teachers - What the DfE Proposes

Read the key proposals from the DfE's consultation on strengthening the qualified teacher status (QTS) and career progression.

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Free Early Years Entitlement for Two-Year-Olds Consultation – Why You Should Respond

 Free Early Years Entitlement for Two-Year-Olds Consultation – Why You Should Respond

This free guide outlines the key proposals made by the DfE in the consultation document and how the proposed changes will affect early years providers if the criteria in the consultation goes ahead.

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Reducing the Need for Restraint and Restrictive Intervention Consultation: Free Guide

Reducing the Need for Restraint and Restrictive Intervention Consultation: Free Guide

The free guide outlines the various types of restraint and provides means of approach that schools can use to reduce the need for using restraint, as outlined in the DfE document.

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Governor Autumn Term Newsletter

Governor Autumn Term Newsletter

Our Autumn term newsletter contains updates, resources and pertinent information relating to governance from the past term.

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Use this quiz to test your knowledge of strategic governance!

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Keeping Children Safe in Education Quiz

This quiz summarises some key legislation from the Keeping Children in Safe DfE statutory guidance.

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Big Fat Quiz of the Academic Year 2016-17

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Progress and Attainment 8 Infographic

Progress and Attainment 8 Infographic

A parents guide to the new secondary school accountability measures, free for you to download and use.

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