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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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How might the interests of trustees be managed to avoid a conflict of interest? Graham Shaw examines the legal and practical reasons why academy trusts need to manage conflicts of…

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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.…

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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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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…

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Published: Friday, 29 October 2021 09:33

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Making a difference as an SBM

From SBM to SBM consultant

Keeping your school ventilated

Preventing workplace bullying

Ofsted inspections: What to expect

Sexual aggression: Where do we go from here?

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Fostering a motivated workforce

The school attendance clinic

Toolkits

Handout – The wheel of life for consultants

Checklist – School ventilation

Form – School ventilation risk assessment

Form – Anti-bullying audit

Checklist – Bullying policies and procedures

Form – Daily self-diagnosis

Checklist – Wellbeing for pupils

Checklist – Documentary evidence for Ofsted

Template – Position statement

Form – Attendance and punctuality audit

Handout – A continuum of behaviours

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Checklist –The Seven Principles of Public Life

Checklist – Maintaining staff motivation

Example letter – Helping your child to succeed: Invitation

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Q&As

Q. Our school is lucky enough to have extensive grounds, but I feel that we do not make the best use of these. What can we do, with limited funding, to enhance the education of our students using the outdoors, and where should we begin?

Q. I have a parent who is regularly applying for her son to audition for parts in productions. Until now our attendance officer has been willing to allow him time off for this. However, we are becoming a little concerned that the family is focusing too much on his acting ability rather than his education. What advice might you give?

Q. Our budget outlook is grim this year and we are facing making some severe cutbacks in order to balance the books. How can I face members of staff who are seeing their hours reduced and student interventions being cut?

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