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Supporting Pupils with Anxiety

Supporting Pupils with Anxiety

This article outlines strategies for supporting pupils with anxiety in schools.

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Preparing for Statutory RSE: Guidance for School Leaders

Preparing for Statutory RSE: Guidance for School Leaders

Relationships and sex education (RSE) will be statutory in schools from September 2020. Our guidance outlines the steps schools should be taking to prepare for statutory RSE.

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Ofsted and…the Inspection of the Curriculum from September 2019

Ofsted and…the Inspection of the Curriculum from September 2019

This article contains advice from our Ofsted expert about how curriculum in schools will be inspected from September 2019 under the new framework.

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QA of the week

QA of the week

This week, we were asked: “Are there certain types of information that schools are required to publish within their ‘guide to information’, such as a schedule of fees?” Get the answer here!

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Key Ofsted Judgements: Personal Development

Key Ofsted Judgements: Personal Development

This article outlines key information for schools about Ofsted's 'personal development' judgement, including what areas inspectors will focus on, what evidence will be used, and how to achieve a 'good' or 'outstanding' grade.

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The Equality Act 2010 Protected Characteristics: Showing How Your School Supports Equality

The Equality Act 2010 Protected Characteristics: Showing How Your School Supports Equality

Use this template to outline what your school does to prevent and tackle discrimination, and how you promote inclusion and equality of opportunity in relation to each protected characteristic.

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Assessing a Pupil's Risk of Radicalisation

Assessing a Pupil's Risk of Radicalisation

This document outlines what a vulnerable pupil is and the factors that should be taken into account when assessing a pupil’s vulnerability, ensuring pupil safety and wellbeing.

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Maximising Effectiveness of the Pupil Premium

Maximising Effectiveness of the Pupil Premium

This article explains how you can maximise the effectiveness of the pupil premium.

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An Introduction to School Marketing

An Introduction to School Marketing

Guidance for SBMs on how to market their school, including what should be marketed and how, considerations for a strategic communications plan and six stages to effective marketing.

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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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When Should You Allow Parents to Withdraw Their Child From Lessons?

When Should You Allow Parents to Withdraw Their Child From Lessons?

This guidance will outline 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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Funding Favourites – September 2019

Schools face constant financial and budgetary pressures, meaning money is often tight. That’s why we’ve rounded up a selection of the funding opportunities available to schools, alongside funding news and freebies schools can take advantage of.

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Income Generation - Top Tips

Income Generation - Top Tips

This guidance document offers tips from our administration and financial support expert about how schools can maximise their income generation – including the pros and cons for each method.

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Effectively Inducting New Governors: A Good Practice Report

Effectively Inducting New Governors: A Good Practice Report

This guide collates good practice recommendations from schools across the country who have found effective strategies for inducting new governors. After all, a problem shared is a problem halved!

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The Final Straw: Reducing Plastic in Your School

The Final Straw: Reducing Plastic in Your School

Find out how you can reduce plastic use in your school with the top tips in this article.

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Raising Awareness of the Dangers of Knife Crime in School

Raising Awareness of the Dangers of Knife Crime in School

Knife crime can cause devastation, ensure your school is aware of the dangers knives can bring and methods to adopt to prevent knife crime in school.

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Up-to-speed on: What Schools and Colleges Should Do to Prepare for a No Deal Brexit

Up-to-speed on: What Schools and Colleges Should Do to Prepare for a No Deal Brexit

The DfE has released advice for schools and colleges on how to prepare for if the UK leaves the EU without a deal - read this article to get up-to-speed.

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Professional Responsibilities and Six Good Practice Tips to Remember When Starting Your NQT Induction

Professional Responsibilities and Six Good Practice Tips to Remember When Starting Your NQT Induction

This article outlines the professional responsibilities and some good practice tips for NQTs undertaking their statutory induction.

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Supporting Pupils Who Are Living in Poverty

Supporting Pupils Who Are Living in Poverty

This article outlines the current issues surrounding pupil poverty and how schools can support pupils living in poverty.

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Ofsted Inspection Update: September 2019

Ofsted Inspection Update: September 2019

This article outlines what has been highlighted to inspectors in the 'School inspection update', ensuring schools are up-to-date with the latest on how Ofsted is conducting inspections.

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Up-to-speed on: Primary School Accountability in 2019

Up-to-speed on: Primary School Accountability in 2019

The DfE’s ‘Primary school accountability in 2019’ outlines the accountability measures in place for primary schools, including how progress scores are calculated.

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Gangs: Information Leaflet for Young People

Gangs: Information Leaflet for Young People

Give this leaflet to pupils to help them understand the risks that come with participating in gang activity, how to report any concerns and how to leave a gang that they are already involved in.

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The Ultimate Guide to Ofsted Inspections 2019/20

The Ultimate Guide to Ofsted Inspections 2019/20

The ultimate guide to Ofsted inspections for 2019/20. This guide explores key areas that Ofsted will focus on and includes tools to help you prepare for your next inspection.

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Understanding Overall Performance and Impact: Good Practice Report

Understanding Overall Performance and Impact: Good Practice Report

In this good practice report, we asked governors across the country: "What methods do you use to effectively understand overall performance and impact?" Find out how to carry out the methods that they have proved successful here.

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Vaccinations in Schools

Vaccinations in Schools

This article explains which diseases and viruses pupils should be vaccinated against, and how to host vaccinations in your school.

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Up-to-Speed On: Realising the Potential of Technology in Education

Up-to-Speed On: Realising the Potential of Technology in Education

This article outlines the DfE's strategy on realising the potential of technology in the education sector, summarising the key challenges and the strategies in place to overcome them.

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Up-to-speed on: Changes to Ofsted Inspections from September 2019

Up-to-speed on: Changes to Ofsted Inspections from September 2019

This article summarises Ofsted’s response to the consultation on the new inspection frameworks for schools that will be implemented from September 2019, highlighting the key proposals that have been confirmed, amended or dropped.

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Designated Teacher for Looked-After and Previously LAC

Designated Teacher for Looked-After and Previously LAC

This guidance contains the key points from the DfE’s ‘The designated teacher for looked-after and previously looked-after children’ (2018).

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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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Up-to-speed on: Teaching Online Safety in Schools

Up-to-speed on: Teaching Online Safety in Schools

This article brings you up-to-speed with the DfE's 'Teaching online safety in school' guidance.

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Asbestos Management: What Schools Need to Know

Asbestos Management: What Schools Need to Know

This document provides a comprehensive guide to what schools need to do in order to manage asbestos effectively and in compliance with the law.

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Supporting Staff Wellbeing: A Good Practice Report

Supporting Staff Wellbeing: A Good Practice Report

A good practice guide on supporting staff wellbeing, with tips shared from others in the Education community.

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Supporting Pupil Mental Health: A Good Practice Report

Supporting Pupil Mental Health: A Good Practice Report

A good practice guide on supporting pupil mental health, with successful methods shared by others in the Education community.

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Up-to-speed on: The Statutory Relationships, RSE and Health Education Guidance

Up-to-speed on: The Statutory Relationships, RSE and Health Education Guidance

This article breaks down what schools need to know about the DfE's new statutory guidance on relationships education, RSE and health education.

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Effectively Inducting New Governors: A Good Practice Report

Effectively Inducting New Governors: A Good Practice Report

Our free guide is packed with good practice recommendations and case studies for you to try when inducting new governors in your school.

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Free Template Letter to Parents Supporting Their Child on a School Trip

Free Template Letter to Parents Supporting Their Child on a School Trip

If you have a pupil attending a school trip who needs the support of their parent to attend, you can use this letter template to outline roles, responsibilities and emergency procedures.

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Implementing Flexible Working in School

 Implementing Flexible Working in School

This article outlines what is meant by flexible working, its benefits, and how school leaders can implement flexible working opportunities whilst remaining compliant with government guidance and legislation.

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Overcoming a 'Requires Improvement' Ofsted Judgement

Overcoming a 'Requires Improvement' Ofsted Judgement

Created in collaboration with our Ofsted expert, this document outlines why a school may be judged to require improvement and explores what action a school needs to take to overcome the judgement.

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Ofsted and… The Use of Data Under the New Inspection Framework

Ofsted and… The Use of Data Under the New Inspection Framework

This article contains advice from an Ofsted expert on how schools can expect Ofsted to use data during inspections from September 2019.

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Setting up a School Partnership: Advice for Schools

Setting up a School Partnership: Advice for Schools

This article explains how schools can establish effective and meaningful partnerships with other schools.

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Top Tips: Making the Most of Your SEND Budget

Top Tips: Making the Most of Your SEND Budget

This article outlines some top tips to help you stretch your SEND budget a bit further and make savings.

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Building a Broad and Balanced Curriculum: A Good Practice Report

Building a Broad and Balanced Curriculum: A Good Practice Report

A good practice guide on building a broad and balanced curriculum, with tips shared from others in the Education community.

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Everything You Need to Know About Provider Access

Everything You Need to Know About Provider Access

Find out everything you need to know about providing access for providers of technical education and apprenticeships.

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Interview Questions and Tasks for a Mental Health Lead

Interview Questions and Tasks for a Mental Health Lead

This article includes a list of interview questions and a collection of tasks that will aid schools in their recruitment process for a mental health lead.

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Up-to-speed on: The Timpson Review of School Exclusions

Up-to-speed on: The Timpson Review of School Exclusions

This article outlines the actions that will be taken to meet the recommendations made in the Timpson review of school exclusions.

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Recognising and Responding to Cases of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)

Recognising and Responding to Cases of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)

This guidance outlines factors that could make a child more vulnerable to CSE, indicators of abuse, and the appropriate action that should be taken when responding to a case, or suspected case, of CSE.

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Key Actions to Take Following an Ofsted Inspection

Key Actions to Take Following an Ofsted Inspection

This article outlines good practice actions following an inspection to ensure that school leaders aim for improvement and use the inspection process as part of the quality assurance and evaluation of their school’s effectiveness.

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Dealing with Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Between Children (Peer-on-Peer Abuse)

Dealing with Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Between Children (Peer-on-Peer Abuse)

This guidance contains need-to-know facts from the DfE guidance on sexual violence and harrassment to help schools make sure all staff members are equipped with the knowledge needed to spot the signs of CSE and best support the victims.

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Coping With Exam Stress Posters

Coping With Exam Stress Posters

Display these posters in your school to teach pupils methods for coping with exam stress.

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GDPR Staff Training Leaflet

GDPR Staff Training Leaflet

This leaflet can be used to help staff understand the basic need-to-know information related to the GDPR.

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