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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Gangs: Working with your community
Looking out for the signs of abuse
Be prepared for inspection
Working out your workflow
Update to the Academies financial handbook
HR update: Settlement agreements
Winter is coming: Preparing school premises
Creating a learning environment
Ofsted inspection of SRE provision
Q. As SBM I have some responsibility for the line management of our TAs. What do they need to be aware of from the latest research?
Q. We are classified as a 'good' school. How do we know what kind of inspection we will get?
Q. We have had to exclude two pupils permanently this year. What should we be aware of from the new exclusion guidance?
Q. Some or our parents are complaining that communication with them is poor. We think we try very hard to make them feel involved. What can we do to improve the situation?
Handout - Recognising abuse and neglect
Checklist - Evidence for Ofsted
Checklist - Evaluating the quality of teaching and learning
Checklist - The quality of teaching and learning: Evidence
Checklist - Personal development, behaviour and welfare: Evidence
Form - Evaluating the use of data
Form - Monitoring and evaluating the quality of learning
Checklist - The Ofsted key areas: Have we got them covered?
Form - Teaching learning and assessment: Preparing for inspection
Checklist - Tasks with potential for a workflow
Handout - Simple workflow model
Checklist - Workflow for capability
Checklist - Workflow for appraisals
Handout - Principles of public life
Handout - Winter weather precautions
Checklist - Severe weather plan
Checklist - Creating the right learning environment: Memory difficulties
Checklist - Creating the right learning environment: Reading
Checklist - Creating the right learning environment: Writing and spelling
Checklist - Creating the right learning environment: Intervention
Checklist - SRE provision
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