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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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Income Generation Opportunities for Schools

Income Generation Opportunities for Schools

Expert guidance on seeking, identifying and pursuing income generation opportunities for your school.

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Ofsted Inspection Update: Special Edition September 2018

Ofsted Inspection Update: Special Edition September 2018

This article outlines what has been highlighted to inspectors in their September 2018 update, ensuring schools are up-to-date with the latest on how Ofsted is conducting inspections.

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Teaching Pupils about Sex and Relationships

Teaching Pupils about Sex and Relationships

Advice from our pupil wellbeing expert on how to approach teaching pupils about sex and relationships.

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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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7 Tips to Support Staff Wellbeing

7 Tips to Support Staff Wellbeing

This guidance explores a number of tips that school leaders can put into practice to support the wellbeing of their staff.

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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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Teaching Pupils About Sexting

Teaching Pupils About Sexting

Guidance from our pupil wellbeing expert on how to educate pupils on the increasingly troubling topic of sexting, so that they can protect themselves from potential physical and emotional harm.

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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 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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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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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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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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Surviving Your NQT Year: A Case Study

Surviving Your NQT Year: A Case Study

A case study with two RQTs, who share their top tips for NQTs on managing challenging behaviour, workloads and stress, and forming positive working relationships with colleagues.

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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How to Conduct an Effective Governing Board Skills Audit

How to Conduct an Effective Governing Board Skills Audit

Guidance from our governance expert on how to conduct an effective skills audit, and what you should do to highlight and address a gap in skills or knowledge in the governing body

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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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Conducting a Skills Audit – Advice for SBMs

Conducting a Skills Audit – Advice for SBMs

Guidance for SBMs on how to conduct effective skills audits of different job types within a school and what to do with the information gathered.

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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