Starting a new job can be an exciting yet daunting process. When starting as a senior leader, it is likely that your new colleagues will have similar feelings about your…
Stress continues to be a problem in schools, and can affect individual staff and leaders, as well as the school overall. Andrew Blench considers the different manifestations of stress, and…
Many SBMs are responsible for managing the school site and health and safety, and ‘learning walks’ are a great way of staying on top of this significant and complex remit.…
Claire Ashton, of IT Governance, considers the implications for schools of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
John Viner gives a summary of the recent changes to the national funding formula and high needs funding.
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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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