8 Priorities for Subject Leaders in the 2020/2021 Academic Year
This article will focus on the familiar issues affecting you and your subject in the year ahead, though with the caveat of recognising and commenting upon the significant impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) and any related actions required.Read more here!
Managing Pupils' Mental Health in Schools
A degree of pressure and stress is inevitable in most pupils; however, when their stress becomes excessive, it can move pupils to a state where it begins to have an effect on their health and wellbeing. This article outlines what schools can do to help.Read more here
Up-to-speed on: How Ofsted Inspects the Teaching of the Protected Characteristics in Schools
Ofsted has released guidance for its inspectors on evaluating how schools go about meeting their duties in relation to teaching the protected characteristics – this article breaks down the key points.Get up-to-speed here!
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Symptoms, Testing and Self-isolation Advice to Staff and Parents
Schools can use this letter template to inform staff and parents about the latest advice regarding symptoms, self-isolation, getting tested, and the protective measures implemented in school.Read more here!
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Opening School To All Pupils – Governing Board Update
As we enter the recovery phase of the pandemic and schools prepare to open to all pupils, the governing board should be kept up-to-date with the plans for reopening by the headteacher and SLT. This template can be used to provide governors with updates to the school’s plan to open to all pupils.Download Now!
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Risk Assessment for Full Opening in September
Schools are being asked to welcome back all pupils from September, ensuring the risks from coronavirus (COVID-19) are managed while doing so. Our template risk assessment has been created in line with DfE guidance.Download Now!
Back-to-school Update: Everything You Need to Know Ahead of the New Academic Year
We have collated the key government updates into the video below to help get you up-to-speed on changes relating to coronavirus (COVID-19), safeguarding, Ofsted and more. Watch our latest video to get caught up on everything that happened over Summer!Take a look!
Up-to-speed on: The ‘Contain Framework’, Rota Systems and Restricted Opening
Late on Friday 28th August, the DfE released new guidance on managing local outbreaks, known as the ‘contain framework’, which includes guidance on the potential use of rota systems in secondary schools. To get you up-to-speed, we’ve summarised the key points.Read more here!
Up-to-speed on: Proposed Changes to the ‘School Admissions Code'
The DfE has launched a consultation on a revised version of the statutory ‘School Admissions Code’ (the Code). The overarching changes that are being proposed aim to better support the in-year admission of vulnerable children. This article breaks down the key proposed changes.Download Now!
Up-to-speed on: The Statutory Relationships, RSE and Health Education Guidance
The DfE has released the final version of the statutory guidance for three new subjects – relationships education, RSE and health education. This article breaks down what you need to know, including what subjects must be delivered, what subject matters need to be covered, and parents’ rights in relation to withdrawing their children from lessons.Download Now!
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Parent Survey
This survey can be used to gather information about different aspects of the school’s response to the coronavirus outbreak. The information gained from the survey can support the development of the school’s recovery plan and contingency planning moving forward.Download Now!
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Letter to Parents of Children Not in Returning Year Groups
This letter, which was created as a result of a 'Need Further Help?' request, can be amended to outline the next steps of the school's phased reopening in line with the most up-to-date government guidance.Download Now!
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Governing Board Annual Report
This Coronavirus (COVID-19): Governing Board Annual Report enables governors to be open and transparent, be accountable to the school community and share key information about the work and priorities of the governing board during the coronavirus pandemic.Download Now!
Stress Management Leaflet for Pupils
This leaflet, which is specifically designed for pupils, explains what stress is, the causes of stress and how it can be reduced. Using child-friendly language, this leaflet is suitable to be given to pupils in order to help them understand and manage the emotions they may experience.Download Here!