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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The three Ps of school financial management
Reputation management for schools
Self-harm among primary-age children
Empowering your team
Helping children overcome school refusal
How to tackle fire safety in your school
Educational technology: the good, the bad, and the ugly
How technology can improve parental engagement @
Q. Occasionally staff find the need to restrain pupils. Will this cause us difficulties with Ofsted?
Q. We are an inner-city school. What can we do about air quality?
Q. What is meant by ‘off-rolling’ and how do we know if we are guilty of it?
Checklist – Financial planning self-evaluation
Checklist – Crisis communications and management
Handout – Self-harm: information and guidance for staff
Form – Supporting pupils with mental health needs
Form – Empowering your team
Form – The six leadership empowerment traps
Handout – Creating a mood journal
Form – Sample mood journal
Form – Goal setting
Form – Missing children: annual record
Checklist – Staff retention policies
Form – CPD planner
Form – Planning CPD events
Worked example – Strategy to improve teacher workload
Form – School fire risk assessment
Checklist – Fire safety maintenance
Handout – Choosing the correct fire extinguishers
Checklist – Technology: impact on pupils
Form – Improving the use of technology in school @
Checklist – The ‘impact on pupils’ test @
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