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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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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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Published: Wednesday, 20 April 2022 13:35

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Implementing wraparound provision in schools

Counting the cost: Recruitment and retention

Succession planning for SBMs

Ten ways to ensure safeguarding in attendance monitoring

The legal risks of high staff turnover and a transient workforce

Managing your school lettings

Working hand in hand: A whole-school approach to safeguarding and attendance

A practical approach to building an effective parent forum

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Q&As

Q. We have a large number of pupils who are known to social care. Some of them currently have a social worker and others have previously had one and are at various stages of being monitored. I understand that additional support for these pupils will be made available from the Virtual School Head. What help can we expect?

Q. We are currently reviewing our complaints procedures. Although a policy is in place it doesn’t seem to provide parents with the quick solutions and opportunities to air their grievances that they need. What is your advice?

Q. I’m afraid our fire drill procedures have not been kept to as rigidly as usual over the last couple of years. What do you advise?

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