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Ofsted and…the Inspection of the Curriculum from September 2019

Ofsted and…the Inspection of the Curriculum from September 2019

This article contains advice from our Ofsted expert about how curriculum in schools will be inspected from September 2019 under the new framework.

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Key Ofsted Judgements: Personal Development

Key Ofsted Judgements: Personal Development

This article outlines key information for schools about Ofsted's 'personal development' judgement, including what areas inspectors will focus on, what evidence will be used, and how to achieve a 'good' or 'outstanding' grade.

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Maximising Effectiveness of the Pupil Premium

Maximising Effectiveness of the Pupil Premium

This article explains how you can maximise the effectiveness of the pupil premium.

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An Introduction to School Marketing

An Introduction to School Marketing

Guidance for SBMs on how to market their school, including what should be marketed and how, considerations for a strategic communications plan and six stages to effective marketing.

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Funding Favourites – September 2019

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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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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Effectively Inducting New Governors: A Good Practice Report

Effectively Inducting New Governors: A Good Practice Report

This guide collates good practice recommendations from schools across the country who have found effective strategies for inducting new governors. After all, a problem shared is a problem halved!

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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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Professional Responsibilities and Six Good Practice Tips to Remember When Starting Your NQT Induction

Professional Responsibilities and Six Good Practice Tips to Remember When Starting Your NQT Induction

This article outlines the professional responsibilities and some good practice tips for NQTs undertaking their statutory induction.

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Supporting Pupils Who Are Living in Poverty

Supporting Pupils Who Are Living in Poverty

This article outlines the current issues surrounding pupil poverty and how schools can support pupils living in poverty.

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Understanding Overall Performance and Impact: Good Practice Report

Understanding Overall Performance and Impact: Good Practice Report

In this good practice report, we asked governors across the country: "What methods do you use to effectively understand overall performance and impact?" Find out how to carry out the methods that they have proved successful here.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Introducing Yoga in Your School

Introducing Yoga in Your School

Find out how to promote positive mental health and wellbeing through yoga with our article which outlines how to incorporate it into the curriculum.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: 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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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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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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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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Starting a Pupil Wellbeing Ambassador Programme

Starting a Pupil Wellbeing Ambassador Programme

Guidance from our pupil wellbeing expert on how to introduce a pupil wellbeing ambassador programme in your school which also outlines the responsibilities of these ambassadors.

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Creating a Trans*-Friendly School

 Creating a Trans*-Friendly School

This guidance document explores the notion of trans*, and provides useful tips for schools on how they can develop a trans*-friendly environment.

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Up-to-speed on: Ofsted's Bold Beginnings Report

Up-to-speed on: Ofsted's Bold Beginnings Report

A break down of the 35-page document to help you understand Ofsted’s position on the importance of reception and the extent to which a school’s curriculum for four and five-year-olds prepares them for the rest of their education and beyond.

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Ofsted and...School Accountability

Ofsted and...School Accountability

This guidance, created in collaboration with our Ofsted expert, explores what Ofsted looks for in relation to accountability in schools.

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TheSchoolBus has an exciting new feature!

TheSchoolBus has an exciting new feature!

We’ve always helped you reduce your workload, now we’re helping you track it

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Headteacher Induction: Guidance for Governors

Headteacher Induction: Guidance for Governors

Discover the crucial steps governors should consider when carrying out an induction for a new headteacher.

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Supporting Pupils with Hearing Impairments

Supporting Pupils with Hearing Impairments

Guidance on the main types of hearing impairments and how they can be identified, with information on statutory duties and strategies to support pupils with hearing loss.

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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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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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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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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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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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