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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Doing what's right: The SBM's guide to making tough decisions
Doing what's necessary: The SBM's guide to making tough decisions
Governors: The competency framework
Schools and the General Data Protection Regulations
Winning the funding lottery: 50:50 club
Windfall: Case study of managing a bequest
HR update: Pay gap reporting
Attendance: An acceptable absence of guidance? @
Prioritising the budget for school improvement @
Q. With the recent court ruling against Jon Platt, where do we stand in relation to term-time holidays? Should we maintain our position?
Q. We've heard that funding might be avaialble for internal inclusion units. How might we access this?
Q. Our Early Years staff are anxious that it looks as though baseline assesssment is heading our way again. Should they be worried?
Q. We are expecting an Ofsted inspection. What is the latest information about inspection of SEND?
Form - Diamond 9 planning
Form - Decision making to action planning
Checklist - Governors' competency framework
Checklist - Governor self-evaluation
Checklist - Medical absence from school
Form - 50-50 lottery member details
Checklist - Setting up a charity
Worked example - Persistent absence impact analysis
Form - Persistent absence impact analysis
Worked example - Attendance letter Stage 1
Worked example - Attendance letter Stage 2
Worked example - Attendance letter Stage 3
Worked example - Attendance letter Stage 4
Worked example - Attendance letter Stage 5
Worked example - Attendance letter Stage 6
Form - Record of attendance meeting @
Handout - How to plan for consistency @
Handout - How to distinguish the quality of pupils' experiences from the results they achieve @
Handout - How to attribute positive pupil experiences to decisions made by the SLT @
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