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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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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: The New Relationships, RSE and Health Education Guidance

Up-to-speed on: The New Relationships, RSE and Health Education Guidance

This article breaks down what schools need to know about the DfE's new statutory guidance on relationships education, RSE and health education.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Prevent Duty Reporting Process Flowchart

Prevent Duty Reporting Process Flowchart

This flowchart describes the process that should be followed when reporting concerns regarding the Prevent duty.

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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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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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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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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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T-levels – Key Information for Schools and Colleges

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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Up-to-speed on: Changes to Interventions of Schools Causing Concern

Up-to-speed on: Changes to Interventions of Schools Causing Concern

This article highlights the key changes that have been made to the DfE's 'Schools causing concern' guidance.

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Up-to-speed on: The DfE's Plans to Further Reduce Workload

Up-to-speed on: The DfE's Plans to Further Reduce Workload

This article summarises the DfE's commitment to acting in response to the teacher workload advisory group report, 'Making Data Work', and providing new support to help reduce workload.

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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: Ofsted's Calls for Further Action

Up-to-speed on: Ofsted's Calls for Further Action

This article gets you up-to-speed on the concerns expressed about risks to the quality of education in the Ofsted chief inspector's recent letter, and includes proposals for a new inspection framework and renewed calls for greater powers for Ofsted inspectors.

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Up-to-speed on: The Budget 2018

Up-to-speed on: The Budget 2018

This article breaks down the funding announced for schools in the Budget 2018, alongside other initiatives that will affect schools and 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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