John Viner gives a summary of the recent changes to the national funding formula and high needs funding.
Extra assistance, although sometimes expensive, is vital for children with SEN. Rosie Eachus looks at how SENCos and SBMs can work together to ensure constructive outcomes.
Andy Allen presents his personal case for a form of democratic participatory governance.
One of the most complex areas where conflict is prevalent between governors and their SBMs is financial reporting and monitoring. Nickii Messer looks at the issues.
The safety of pupils around water is an important consideration for schools. Martin Hodgson looks at the risks and how they can be controlled.
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Jenny Townsend gives some practical suggestions for ways you can improve parental engagement in your school.
As cuts bite, schools need to generate additional income. Tracey Clare explores sourcing and winning bids.
Click for a full listing of the latest articles:
Assistive technology: Working together
Five ways to tune your ICT budget
First aid in schools: Needs analysis
Safeguarding: Everyone's responsibilty
Isolation rooms: Roles and purpose
Academy schools: Governance and financial responsibility
Academies and due diligence
Demonstrating the impact of pupil premium funding
TESTing assistive technology: What SENCos are looking for
Q: Our local authority has stopped issuing fines for term-time holidays. Should we change our policy?
Q: Our non-teaching staff are concerned about what the implications might be for them of the duty to report abuse. Can you clarify this?
Q: What are the main points to take note of from the 2016 school teachers' pay and conditions document?
Q: It has been proposed that we start videoing lessons as part of our school's professional development activities. Some staff are not keen. What do you recommend?
Form - Assistive technology analysis
Checklist - IT projects: Questions to ask
Checklist - First-aid risk assessment
Checklist - The main changes to safeguarding guidance and implications for schools
Checklist - Staff understanding of Keeping children safe in education
Handout - Keeping children safe in education: Training Schedule
Worked example - Child protection policy
Checklist - The role of an isolation manager
Checklist - Knowing the signs of stress in yourself
Checklist - Knowing the signs of stress in others
Staff INSET - Clarifying safeguarding guidance changes
Worked example - Due diligence documentation
Checklist - Pupil premium: Key questions for school leaders
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