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Pain-free Policy Management: A Guide for School Leaders and Governors

Pain-free Policy Management: A Guide for School Leaders and Governors

Guidance for school leaders and governors on how to implement an efficient and effective policy management system that keeps your policies compliant in the face of constant change.

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Supporting Pupils with Hearing Impairments: Useful Adaptations

Supporting Pupils with Hearing Impairments: Useful Adaptations

This article outlines what your school can do to reduce background noise and improve acoustics to support pupils with hearing impairments.

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Ofsted and...Science

Ofsted and...Science

This edition of 'Ofsted and...' from our Ofsted expert, focusses on the science curriculum in the Early Years, KS1 and KS2, and offers expert advice on improving science provisions.

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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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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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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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QA of the week

QA of the week

This week, we were asked: “What are the rules and regulations around cleaning up vomit in schools? Who should and shouldn't do it? Can sawdust be used?” Find out the answer here.

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Safer Social Media Poster for Pupils

Safer Social Media Poster for Pupils

This infographic, designed for pupils, is to ensure that they are aware of the necessary precautions to take and expected standard of behaviour whilst online.

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Achieving Good and Outstanding Curriculum Enrichment

Achieving Good and Outstanding Curriculum Enrichment

Expert guidance for senior leaders on how to boost your Ofsted curriculum rating and provide high quality curriculum enrichment for your pupils.

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Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan Outline

Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan Outline

Having better knowledge of the EHC plan and the EHC process allows school to give better provision to pupils with SEND This article outlines the main points in an education, health and care (EHC) plan.

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Encouraging the study of STEM

Encouraging the study of STEM

This guidance outlines the ways in which STEM learning can be encouraged in school and at home.

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Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Prevention Checklist

Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Prevention Checklist

A checklist designed for schools to evaluate the effectiveness of their child sexual exploitation (CSE) provision, and ensure all safeguarding practices are up-to-date.

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Addressing Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) in the School Community

Addressing Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) in the School Community

This guidance offers advice on how to address child sexual exploitation (CSE) in school, including the approach a school could take in order to raise awareness within the school community.

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Mental Health Poster

Mental Health Poster

Display this poster within your school to encourage pupils suffering from mental health problems to come forward and open up to someone they trust.

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Spotting the Signs of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Poster

Spotting the Signs of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Poster

This poster highlights the warning signs of child sexual exploitation (CSE) that school staff should look out for - display it in the staff room!

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Internet Searches and Safeguarding

Internet Searches and Safeguarding

This document outlines the search terms that may be used by pupils at risk from experiencing or being involved in radicalisation, drug abuse, pornographic material, eating disorders, self-harm, violence, discrimination, (cyber)bullying, hacking and piracy.

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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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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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Effectively Managing Pupil Behaviour: A Good Practice Report

Effectively Managing Pupil Behaviour: A Good Practice Report

A good practice guide on managing pupil behaviour, with tips shared from others in the Education community.

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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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Strategies for Supporting Pupils with Mental Health Concerns

Strategies for Supporting Pupils with Mental Health Concerns

One in ten children/young people suffer from a mental health condition - that's three in every classroom! So, what can you do to promote positive mental health and support your pupils' needs?

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Ofsted Inspection Guide for School Leaders and Governors

Ofsted Inspection 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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Prevent Duty Reporting Process Flowchart

Prevent Duty Reporting Process Flowchart

This flowchart describes the process that should be followed when reporting concerns regarding the Prevent duty.

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Up-to-Speed On: The Teacher Recruitment and Retention Strategy

Up-to-Speed On: The Teacher Recruitment and Retention Strategy

Get up-to-speed on the DfE's teacher recruitment and retention strategy 2019. Our article summarises the key proposals outlined by the government to increase recruitment and retention, and the support on offer for teachers in their early career.

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Additional Capital Funding for 2018/2019

Additional Capital Funding for 2018/2019

As announced in the 2018 Budget, an extra £400 million in-year bonus will be allocated to schools in England. This article provides a breakdown on how the funding will be allocated and how it can be used.

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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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Top Tips: Reducing Workload in Your School

Top Tips: Reducing Workload in Your School

To help support and retain the staff in your school, you should look to remove unnecessary workload and allow teachers to focus on teaching and their own development – the following tips can help you achieve this.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Funding Favourites – September 2018

Funding Favourites – September 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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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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