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.
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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Stress in schools: Facts and fixes
HR update: Stress and the employer’s obligations
Working out your workflow: Six tools to make your life easier
School catering: A case study
A day in the life of an SBM
Strategies for dealing with short-term absence and punctuality problems
Managing school funds: Additional income
Pupil premium: An update
Your guide to multi-agency working @
Parental engagement: A pragmatic approach @
Q. We are facing budget cuts next year. The headteacher has asked me to cost out some options that I feel will have major repercussions for our school. What should I do?
Q. A parent has recently taken her children out of the school to home-educate. This family has a history of challenging children and I cannot see how they will be able to educate at home.
Q. We have two looked-after children who are worrying us because of apparent mental health needs. What options are available to us?
Q. I understand that there are some proposed changes to the document Keeping children safe in education (KCSIE). Is this something we should be aware of?
Checklist – Stress test for staff
Checklist – Stress test for managers
Worked example – Gantt chart
Form – Time and motion
Worked example – Time and motion pie chart
Form – Prioritisation matrix
Handout – Fishbone
Handout – The five whys
Form – SWOT analysis
Form – Group attendance tracking sheet
Form – Letter to local businesses
Form – Register of voluntary funds
Form – Register of income
Handout – Children and family poverty in schools
Checklist – Children and family poverty in schools
Form – Staff survey: Mental health information
Policy – Supporting pupils with mental health needs @
Form – Gantt chart @
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