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Identifying and Supporting Vulnerable Pupils Using a Pyramid of Need

Identifying and Supporting Vulnerable Pupils Using a Pyramid of Need

Advice on creating a Pyramid of Need for your school - allowing all staff to easily identify the pupils in greatest need.

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Managing Transition for Pupils with Autism

Managing Transition for Pupils with Autism

Guidance about managing the transition of children on the autistic spectrum from one educational institution to another, written in collaboration with the National Autistic Society.

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Developing an Effective Peer Mentoring Programme

 Developing an Effective Peer Mentoring Programme

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

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Managing A Deficit Budget In An Academy

Managing A Deficit Budget In An Academy

This article explains what a deficit budget is and what academies can do to manage it, considering everything from financial planning to income generation.

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Managing a Deficit Budget

Managing a Deficit Budget

Guidance from our leadership expert on how to cope with a deficit budget.

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Funding Favourites – November 2018

Funding Favourites – November 2018

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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QA of the week

QA of the week

This week we were asked: “We don’t currently have consent from parents to publish pupils’ names in our Christmas production programme. Please could you advise on the GDPR rules in relation to this?” Find our advice here.

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Up-to-speed on: Ofsted's Annual Report 2017/2018

Up-to-speed on: Ofsted's Annual Report 2017/2018

Make sure you're up-to-date on the latest from Ofsted's annual report - our article summarises the key findings.

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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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Ofsted and...Middle Leaders

Ofsted and...Middle Leaders

Created in collaboration with our Ofsted expert, this guidance explores how Ofsted looks at middle leaders.

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Supporting Pupils Displaying Signs of Self-harm and Suicidal Behaviour

Supporting Pupils Displaying Signs of Self-harm and Suicidal Behaviour

This document offers guidance on the nature and causes of self-harm and suicidal behaviour, in addition to suggesting potential support strategies.

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T-levels – Key Information for Schools and Colleges

T-levels – Key Information for Schools and Colleges

This guidance outlines the key information about T-levels that is relevant for schools and colleges, including what T-levels are, how they will be assessed, and how they will be funded.

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Reducing workload: A guide for school leaders and governors

Reducing workload: A guide for school leaders and governors

Reducing teacher workload is a priority for every school. This free 90-page guide helps you to reduce your teachers' workload – alleviating teachers' stress and improving their work-life balance.

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Achieving the Careers Provision Requirements and Expectations

Achieving the Careers Provision Requirements and Expectations

This article provides advice for schools on how to meet the requirements for delivering careers provision in line with the Gatsby Benchmarks.

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Data Security Breach Flowchart

Data Security Breach Flowchart

This flowchart provides succinct, easy-to-follow and actionable guidance regarding the steps to take in the event of a data security breach or cyber-attack, in line with advice from the ICO.

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Teaching Road Safety in Schools

Teaching Road Safety in Schools

This guidance document outlines how schools could incorporate road safety messages into their curriculum.

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Ofsted Inspection Update November 2018

Ofsted Inspection Update November 2018

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

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Understanding County Lines

Understanding County Lines

This article provides a quick guide for schools on what they need to know about county lines to help safeguard their pupils.

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Up-to-speed on: Changes to Mental Health and Behaviour Guidance

Up-to-speed on: Changes to Mental Health and Behaviour Guidance

This article outlines the key changes to the DfE's 'Mental health and behaviour in schools' document.

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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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Up-to-speed on: Using Destinations Data to Improve Careers Provision

Up-to-speed on: Using Destinations Data to Improve Careers Provision

Read this article to quickly get up-to-speed with the DfE's 'Destinations data' 2018 guidance.

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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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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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Effective Practices for Preventing and Tackling Bullying

Effective Practices for Preventing and Tackling Bullying

This article provides guidance on some of the methods you can use to promote respectful behaviour and tackle various forms of bullying in your school.

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Adult Kindness Calendar Challenge

Adult Kindness Calendar Challenge

A random acts of kindness calendar for adults to promote respect, appreciation and anti-bullying.

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Pupil Kindness Calendar Challenge

Pupil Kindness Calendar Challenge

A kindness calendar challenge that sets random acts of kindness activities for pupils to do for 30 days, to help them develop respect for one another and promote anti-bullying.

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Up-to-speed on: Changes to Interventions of Schools Causing Concern

Up-to-speed on: Changes to Interventions of Schools Causing Concern

This article highlights the key changes that have been made to the DfE's 'Schools causing concern' guidance.

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Up-to-speed on: The DfE's Plans to Further Reduce Workload

Up-to-speed on: The DfE's Plans to Further Reduce Workload

This article summarises the DfE's commitment to acting in response to the teacher workload advisory group report, 'Making Data Work', and providing new support to help reduce workload.

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Tips for NQTs: Building Resilience

Tips for NQTs: Building Resilience

This article provides guidance on the different ways NQTs can learn to foster resilience and how this can benefit them and their pupils.

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Up-to-speed on: Ofsted's Calls for Further Action

Up-to-speed on: Ofsted's Calls for Further Action

This article gets you up-to-speed on the concerns expressed about risks to the quality of education in the Ofsted chief inspector's recent letter, and includes proposals for a new inspection framework and renewed calls for greater powers for Ofsted inspectors.

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Up-to-speed on: The Budget 2018

Up-to-speed on: The Budget 2018

This article breaks down the funding announced for schools in the Budget 2018, alongside other initiatives that will affect schools and pupils.

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Headteacher Performance Management: Guidance for the Governing Board

Headteacher Performance Management: Guidance for the Governing Board

This guidance is intended for the governing board of maintained schools to make certain the headteacher performance management process is a confidential, supportive and developmental process which ensures the headteacher has the skills and support needed to carry out their role effectively.

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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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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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Ofsted Expectations of Pupil Attendance

Ofsted Expectations of Pupil Attendance

Guidance from our Ofsted expert on what inspectors will expect to see in terms of attendance during an inspection, including roles and responsibilities.

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FGM Mandatory Reporting - Making a Report

FGM Mandatory Reporting - Making a Report

This document outlines the mandatory legal requirements on health and social care professionals and teachers to report known cases of FGM experienced by under 18s, which they identify in work, to the police.

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Up-to-speed on: Secondary Accountability Measures

Up-to-speed on: Secondary Accountability Measures

Everything you need to know about how secondary accountability measures have changed in the DfE's October 2018 guidance.

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Up-to-speed on: Changes to Statutory Careers Guidance

Up-to-speed on: Changes to Statutory Careers Guidance

This article provides a quick breakdown for schools of the key changes the DfE made to their statutory careers guidance in October 2018.

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Up-to-Speed On: The Role of the Designated Mental Health Lead

Up-to-Speed On: The Role of the Designated Mental Health Lead

A two-page guide covering the role of the mental health lead as set out in the ‘Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision: A Green Paper’.

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Up-to-speed on: Ofsted’s School Inspection Handbook

Up-to-speed on: Ofsted’s School Inspection Handbook

This article brings schools up-to-speed on Ofsted's section 5 'School inspection handbook'.

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Combatting Low-Level Disruption

Combatting Low-Level Disruption

Use the tips in this article to tackle low-level disruption in your school.

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Up-to-Speed On: Keeping Children Safe in Education 2018

Up-to-Speed On: Keeping Children Safe in Education 2018

Quick guide summarising the key changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) 2018 and the safeguarding requirements for schools.

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Reading Hints and Tips for Pupils with Dyslexia

Reading Hints and Tips for Pupils with Dyslexia

This document, created in collaboration with experts Dyslexia Action, outlines support strategies that can be used by teachers and parents to encourage children with dyslexia to develop their reading skills.

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Demonstrating the Impact of the PE and Sport Premium to Ofsted

Demonstrating the Impact of the PE and Sport Premium to Ofsted

Guidance from our Ofsted expert on how to demonstrate that you have used the PE and sport premium to create a positive impact on your pupils and PE and sport provision.

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Up-to-speed on: Ofsted Safeguarding Policy

Up-to-speed on: Ofsted Safeguarding Policy

This up-to-speed document can be used to ensure you fully understand Ofsted's safeguarding policy.

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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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The Introduction of T-levels – Key Information for Schools and Colleges

The Introduction of T-levels – Key Information for Schools and Colleges

This guidance outlines the key information about T-levels that is relevant for schools and colleges, including what T-levels are, how they will be assessed, and how they will be funded.

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Ofsted and…Behaviour Management

Ofsted and…Behaviour Management

This edition of 'Ofsted and...', from our Ofsted expert, explores inspectors' expectations of behaviour management and offers advice on tackling behavioural issues and optimising behaviour.

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Successfully Implementing Performance-related Pay

Successfully Implementing Performance-related Pay

This article will aid schools in implementing the statutory performance-related pay successfully by ensuring it is understood, so that realistic objectives are set and pay decisions can be made fairly.

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Setting Up and Managing a Walking Bus Scheme

Setting Up and Managing a Walking Bus Scheme

Guidance on how to set up a walking bus scheme in school and good practice to maintain it.

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