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Effective Governance: Safeguarding

Effective Governance: Safeguarding

Expert guidance on a governing board's responsibilities in terms of safeguarding within a school.

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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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Funding Favourites – July 2018

Funding Favourites – July 2018

Our article rounds up a selection of the funding opportunities available to schools, alongside funding news, freebies schools can take advantage of, and advice from our finance expert.

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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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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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Up-to-speed on: Teachers’ Pay 2018

Up-to-speed on: Teachers’ Pay 2018

This article brings schools up-to-speed on teachers' pay for the 2018/2019 academic year.

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The Mental Health Green Paper Consultation Response – What Schools Need to Know

The Mental Health Green Paper Consultation Response – What Schools Need to Know

This article summarises the government's response to the 'Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision: a green paper’ consultation - highlighting the key information for schools.

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Taking Data Home: Complying with Data Protection Regulations

Taking Data Home: Complying with Data Protection Regulations

This article examines the practice of taking work home, and how it sits in the GDPR regime of today.

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Good Estate Management for Schools

Good Estate Management for Schools

This article summarises the 'Good estate management for schools' guidance' provided by the ESFA and gives you actionable advice about what to do next.

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Popular acronyms used in Education

Popular acronyms used in Education

This acronym list can be used by the governing board and school staff as a point of reference when coming across acronyms in official policies and documentation.

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Statutory RSE: Tips to Help Schools Prepare

Statutory RSE: Tips to Help Schools Prepare

Our guidance explores the steps schools should be taking to ensure they are ready for statutory RSE, including policy and curriculum development and staff training.

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Ofsted Inspection Update: July 2018

Ofsted Inspection Update: July 2018

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

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Big Fat Quiz of the Academic Year 2017/18

Big Fat Quiz of the Academic Year 2017/18

Use this quiz to test your knowledge of the Education sector for 2017/18!

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A School's Guide to Apprenticeships

A School's Guide to Apprenticeships

This article contains everything you need to know about apprenticeships including what they are, how the apprenticeship levy applies to schools, applying for funding, apprenticeship options and more.

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Sharing Safeguarding Information – Advice for Schools

Sharing Safeguarding Information – Advice for Schools

This article offers advice for schools to help you decide when and how to share information for safeguarding purposes, in line with guidance from the DfE.

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Key changes to ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ 2018

Key changes to ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ 2018

This article summarises the new and clarified information that is most relevant to educational providers, ensuring you are up-to-date and able to manage any new or adjusted requirements.

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Alternative Methods for Supporting Pupils with ADHD

Alternative Methods for Supporting Pupils with ADHD

Medication can have severe side effects when used to manage ADHD; this guidance outlines alternative methods for supporting pupils with ADHD that can be implemented in the classroom.

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Separating Pupils by Gender in Mixed Schools – Lawful and Unlawful Practice

Separating Pupils by Gender in Mixed Schools – Lawful and Unlawful Practice

This article breaks down the DfE’s expectations of schools that separate pupils by gender, outlining what is considered lawful and unlawful practice.

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Changes to Disqualification Under the Childcare Act 2006 From 31 August 2018

Changes to Disqualification Under the Childcare Act 2006 From 31 August 2018

This article outlines the key changes made to the DfE's its ‘Disqualification under the Childcare Act 2006’ statutory guidance.

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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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Changes to the Early Education and Childcare Guidance 2018

Changes to the Early Education and Childcare Guidance 2018

In June 2018, the DfE published its statutory ‘Early education and childcare’ - this article summarises the key changes, including the extension of 30 hours free childcare for foster parents.

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Ofsted’s Focus in the Spring and Summer Term 2018

Ofsted’s Focus in the Spring and Summer 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 and Summer term 2018.

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QA of the week

QA of the week

This week, our most popular question on site was: "How many pupils can a teaching assistant (TA) supervise alone in a before or after-school club?"

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Changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) 2018

Changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) 2018

See what's changed in the latest KCSIE, what actions you need to take to comply and what areas the DfE have emphasised your staff need to be aware of.

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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 the Academies Financial Handbook 2018

Changes to the Academies Financial Handbook 2018

This guidance outlines the changes that have been made to the Academies Financial Handbook (AFH) 2018.

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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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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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Ofsted and...Creating an Ofsted-ready Website

Ofsted and...Creating an Ofsted-ready Website

Guidance from our Ofsted expert on the statutory requirements of a school website.

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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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Communicating an Ofsted Judgement to the School Community

Communicating an Ofsted Judgement to the School Community

Created in collaboration with our governance associate and based on personal experience, this guidance outlines the process of sharing a school’s Ofsted judgement with stakeholders, including the media.

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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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Ofsted's Expectations of Assessment

Ofsted's Expectations of Assessment

This guidance gives perspective from our Ofsted expert about what Ofsted looks for in terms of a school’s assessment policies and processes.

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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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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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Five Strategies for Engaging Disengaged Pupils

Five Strategies for Engaging Disengaged Pupils

This guidance document includes some top tips and useful strategies to help engage disengaged pupils.

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Undertaking a Governor Learning Walk: Guidance for Governing Boards

Undertaking a Governor Learning Walk: Guidance for Governing Boards

This guidance explains what a governor learning walk is and how they should be undertaken to maximise impact and minimise disruption to pupils and staff.

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E-Safety: What do Teachers Need to Know?

E-Safety: What do Teachers Need to Know?

A guidance document outlining what teachers need to be aware of in relation to e-safety, and which important principles they should be able to teach pupils.

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How to Use Social Media to Recruit and Hire

How to Use Social Media to Recruit and Hire

This guidance document outlines tips on how to recruit on social media, the benefits of doing so, and how to utilise LinkedIn to its capacity.

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Ofsted's Focus in the Summer Quiz

Ofsted's Focus in the Summer Quiz

Take this quiz to see if you are prepared for an Ofsted inspection this Summer.

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Are you GDPR-ready?

Are you GDPR-ready?

Use this quiz to see how much you know about the GDPR!

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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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Everything You Need to Know About the Lawful Bases for Processing Data

Everything You Need to Know About the Lawful Bases for Processing Data

This guidance offers information for schools about each of the lawful bases for processing data under the GDPR and when they are the most appropriate basis for processing personal data.

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Schools That Work for Everyone – Government Consultation Response

Schools That Work for Everyone – Government Consultation Response

Our guidance outlines how the government will proceed with the proposals put forward in their 'Schools that work for everyone' consultation.

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GDPR: FAQs and the answers you need

GDPR: FAQs and the answers you need

Our article includes our most frequently asked GDPR-related questions for schools, as well as those all important answers to ensure compliance.

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How to Create a Data Map

How to Create a Data Map

This guidance document is a step-by-step run through on how to start and create a data map, including an example map.

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Ofsted’s Expectations of Staff Training and CPD

Ofsted’s Expectations of Staff Training and CPD

Our guidance outlines Ofsted's expectations of training and continuing professional development (CPD) in schools.

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The Government’s Principles for the Accountability System – What Schools Should Know

The Government’s Principles for the Accountability System – What Schools Should Know

Our guidance breaks down the need-to-know information about the DfE's principles for accountability for schools, ensuring you are aware of the how the government plans to shape accountability.

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Cyber Security: Keeping Your Electronic Data Secure

Cyber Security: Keeping Your Electronic Data Secure

This guidance document explains the best ways to keep your electronic data safe through responsible cyber security.

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Funding Favourites – April 2018

Funding Favourites – April 2018

Our article rounds up a selection of the funding opportunities available to schools, alongside funding news and freebies schools can take advantage of.

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