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.
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Experience shared: Effective mentoring
Making an impression
Using pupil premium funding: A case study
How to improve parental engagement
Children missing education: New guidance
Managing anxiety at work
The latest developments in education
The impact of loss and trauma
Q: I believe that guidance for multi-academy trusts has been released. Will this be a useful document for us?
Q: Our school is continuing to use pupil premium money to pay for teaching assistant time. Am I right to raise concerns that there is no evidence that this is effective?
Q: A member of staff at our school has recently raised concerns about a girl who is at risk of FGM. Are they required to report it to the police?
Form – Mentoring: Pairing leadership style with capabilty and commitment
Form – Mentoring conversations
Checklist – How welcoming are your school’s entrance and reception area?
Checklist – Pupil premium: Good practice
Checklist – Pupil premium: Key questions for school leaders
Form – Pupil premium: Example planning and evaluation table
Worked example – Pupil premium strategy statement: Secondary schools
Form – Planning to improve parental engagement
Form – Planning to overcome barriers to parental engagement
Example letter – To parent whose child is moving school
Example letter – To parent whose child has not attended school
Guidance – Pupil premium strategy statement: Secondary schools
Form – Pupil premium strategy statement: Secondary schools
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