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Supporting Pupils with Anxiety

Supporting Pupils with Anxiety

This article outlines strategies for supporting pupils with anxiety in schools.

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Preparing for Statutory RSE: Guidance for School Leaders

Preparing for Statutory RSE: Guidance for School Leaders

Relationships and sex education (RSE) will be statutory in schools from September 2020. Our guidance outlines the steps schools should be taking to prepare for statutory RSE.

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QA of the week

QA of the week

This week, we were asked: “Are there certain types of information that schools are required to publish within their ‘guide to information’, such as a schedule of fees?” Get the answer here!

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Assessing a Pupil's Risk of Radicalisation

Assessing a Pupil's Risk of Radicalisation

This document outlines what a vulnerable pupil is and the factors that should be taken into account when assessing a pupil’s vulnerability, ensuring pupil safety and wellbeing.

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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 outlines 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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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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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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Ofsted Inspection Update: September 2019

Ofsted Inspection Update: September 2019

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

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Up-to-speed on: Primary School Accountability in 2019

Up-to-speed on: Primary School Accountability in 2019

The DfE’s ‘Primary school accountability in 2019’ outlines the accountability measures in place for primary schools, including how progress scores are calculated.

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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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The Ultimate Guide to Ofsted Inspections 2019/20

The Ultimate Guide to Ofsted Inspections 2019/20

The ultimate guide to Ofsted inspections for 2019/20. This guide explores key areas that Ofsted will focus on and includes tools to help you prepare for your next inspection.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: 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: 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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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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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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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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Reasonable Adjustments: Forecasting and Decision Making

Reasonable Adjustments: Forecasting and Decision Making

Guidance from our SEND expert on what is considered a 'reasonable' adjustment, and how schools can make decisions that ensure adjustments are not detrimental to other pupils' education, while not discriminating against the pupil with SEND.

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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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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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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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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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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: 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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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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