September 2019 Policy Updates Welcome back to school! With September and the new academic year finally upon us, now is the perfect time for you to ensure your school is ‘policy ready’. Let's take a look at the key policy updates that are now officially in place for this academic year and
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How to bring your staff up to speed for September 2019/20 How to bring your staff up to speed for September 2019/20The new academic year is finally upon us and not a minute too soon. Summer now fades into the light as students settle into their new year groups, staff turn planning into practice
The School Funding Debate Leadership The funding for schools and colleges in England and Wales is never far from the pages of the press and brings rise to extensive debate. The government insists year-on-year that they have addressed the concerns of school and college leaders by increasing funding to meet inflation
Elective Home Education: A Current Debate Teaching & Learning In July 2017 the government undertook the first reading of the Home Education (Duty of Local Authorities) Bill, proposing to make amendments to the Education Act 1996 in order to ensure that all children, wherever they are taught, receive a ‘good education’. In April 2018
A Safe Space Mental Health in Schools Think back to one of your worst days at school as a member of staff, a day when you felt totally overwhelmed. Perhaps at the time there were lots of things going on in your life, so you were really tired, edgy, can’t concentrate
The Patchwork Quilt Mental Health in Schools In this month’s blog, we talk about what we can learn from post war rehabilitation, and how this relates to mental health. The other day, I stumbled across a wonderful story about a newly discovered World War 1 embroidery patchwork quilt, which was found
The Language of Ofsted I have just participated in a Pilot Ofsted Inspection for an area of the new Ofsted Framework that is due to be published in September 2019. The inspector conducting the pilot was focusing on the new area called ‘Quality of Education’ which encompasses the previous Assessment, Teaching and Learning,
Mental Health in Schools The Story of Increasing Mental Disorders in Young People As the ONS release the latest statistics on mental health disorders in our children and young people, we consider the impact increasing mental health issues have in our schools, and what our responsibility is to combat them. Major