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It has been difficult to find the time to listen to parents recently. However, taking their views and needs into account can improve parental engagement. Simon Hay outlines the findings…

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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.

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

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

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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…

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Securing the developing role of the school business professional

Focus on family-friendly leave

Preparing for the restart of Ofsted inspections

Tough talk: Handling difficult conversations at work

Changes to the pupil premium: What you need to know

Managing and maintaining outside school spaces

Time to strengthen the home–school relationship

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Preparing for Ofsted scrutiny of your pupil premium provision

The Equality Act 2010: Evaluating your school's response

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Worked example – Analysis sheet for any aspect subject (Primary)

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Checklist – Outside work at height

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Q. I’ve recently been given the job of reviewing the school’s security policy. Where do I start?

Q. Covid-19 is still out there and circulating as I understand it. What do we need to have in place should it resurface in our school?

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