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Free article: Tackling the digital divide

Over the past months, schools have grappled with the challenge of delivering remote learning. It’s not only about securing the output. It’s also about ensuring that students can receive it.…

Free article: Sex discrimination

Yvonne Hardiman explains the employer’s legal obligations regarding sex discrimination in the workplace, and measures they can put in place to avoid discrimination.

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Matt Bromley considers the Covid-19 crisis and what it might mean for how schools manage difficult times in the future.

Free article: COVID-19: Time to review your health and safety policy

Mike Ellerby advocates that now is the time to review your health and safety procedures to continue to protect staff and pupils.

Free article: Recruitment and retention during a pandemic

We may be operating in extraordinary times, but people will still be leaving their jobs and managers will still need to appoint new members of staff. What factors need to…

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Free article: Staff mental wellbeing

Sam Garner gives practical advice on assessing staff mental health and wellbeing.

Free article: Running in-house parenting programmes

As schools tighten their budgets, parenting programmes can be squeezed out. Samantha Garner argues that in the long run they save time, money and are beneficial to educational outcomes. In…

Free article: What are the financial implications of the lockdown?

The financial and business implications of a pandemic lockdown are something that schools, academies and colleges have never had to deal with before. We’re still in the early stages of…

Free article: Mental health in the workplace

As teaching staff and headteachers continue to leave the profession under the pressures of workload and accountability, Yvonne Hardiman takes a timely look at mental health in the workplace.

New for September 2017

Published: Tuesday, 22 August 2017 14:24

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Articles

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

Premium Plus articles

Attendance: An acceptable absence of guidance?  @

Prioritising the budget for school improvement  @

Q&As

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?

Toolkits

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

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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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