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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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QA of the week

QA of the week

This week, we were asked: “Can a member of staff who is being seconded to us be a staff governor? If the answer is 'yes' would they have normal voting rights? If the answer is 'no', could they come 'in attendance' with no voting rights (they are our deputy head)?” Get the answer here!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Recruitment: A Guide for School Leaders and Governors

Recruitment: A Guide for School Leaders and Governors

Advice and resources to guide you through each stage of the recruitment process, from advertising a post to induction.

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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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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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Up-to-speed on: The Teachers’ Pension Employer Contribution Grant for 2019/2020

Up-to-speed on: The Teachers’ Pension Employer Contribution Grant for 2019/2020

This article breaks down the funding that schools and FE providers will receive to cover the cost of the increased employer contributions to the Teachers' Pension Scheme (TPS).

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Ofsted's New Inspection Framework - What it Means for Schools and FAQs

Ofsted's New Inspection Framework - What it Means for Schools and FAQs

This article summarises the key points we took from a Westminster Education Forum on Ofsted's new inspection framework, plus answers to FAQs.

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

Up-to-speed on: The New 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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Up-to-speed on: Declaring or Seeking Approval for Related Party Transactions

Up-to-speed on: Declaring or Seeking Approval for Related Party Transactions

This article outlines the ESFA's latest guidance for academy trusts on declaring or seeking approval for related party transactions.

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Up-to-speed on: Changes to School Complaints Procedures Guidance

Up-to-speed on: Changes to School Complaints Procedures Guidance

This article outlines the key additions to the DfE’s ‘Best practice guidance for school complaints procedures 2019’ which was updated in January 2019 and March 2019 and provides guidance on setting up and reviewing complaints procedures.

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Teaching Road Safety in Schools

Teaching Road Safety in Schools

This article offers practical advice for schools on how they can teach pupils about road safety and incorporate key road safety messages into your curriculum.

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Up-to-speed on: Ofsted’s Proposals for the 2019 Inspection Frameworks

Up-to-speed on: Ofsted’s Proposals for the 2019 Inspection Frameworks

This article outlines the Ofsted’s proposals for the 2019 inspection frameworks and the areas that will be given greater emphasis in the frameworks.

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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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Spotting Signs of Stress in the Workplace

Spotting Signs of Stress in the Workplace

This free guide can help staff recognise and manage workplace stress.

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Attendance Leaflet for Parents

Attendance Leaflet for Parents

This leaflet designed for parents explains their legal responsibilities for their children's attendance, including authorised and unauthorised absences, and term-time holidays.

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Up-to-speed on: Ofsted and Safeguarding Pupils from Knife Crime

Up-to-speed on: Ofsted and Safeguarding Pupils from Knife Crime

This article outlines these key areas and the recommendations made by Ofsted in its report on knife crime in education.

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Ofsted and…the Inspection of Off-rolling

Ofsted and…the Inspection of Off-rolling

This article contains advice from an Ofsted expert about how inspectors will look at potential cases of off-rolling during inspections.

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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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Spending the "Little Extras" Budget: FAQs

Spending the "Little Extras" Budget: FAQs

This article outlines how schools should spend the additional capital funding announced by the government during the Budget 2018 for "little extras".

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Engaging Stakeholders: A Good Practice Report

Engaging Stakeholders: A Good Practice Report

A good practice guide on engaging stakeholders, with tips shared from others in the Education community.

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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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Supporting Pupils Experiencing Domestic Violence

Supporting Pupils Experiencing Domestic Violence

Our guidance document outlines signs that a child may be witnessing domestic abuse and what a school’s responsibilities are in relation to this.

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