Equality Duty compliance

18 July 2022

As part of the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) schools are required to have 'due regard' to the need to: eliminate discrimination and other conduct that is prohibited by the…

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Anti-Bullying Week and United Against Bullying: Resources and support

17 July 2022

Ahead of this year’s Anti-Bullying Week 2022, Martha Evans looks at resources and funded support to ensure this work is embedded in your schools all year round. Bullying affects millions…

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DfE’s school governance update

16 July 2022

In the DfE’s school governance update there are key announcements and information to support governors in their role. The following are included: • Schools White Paper: Opportunity for all: strong…

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National School Breakfast Programme

15 July 2022

The National School Breakfast Programme offers children in disadvantaged areas a nutritious breakfast to kick start their day, helping them with their concentration, wellbeing and readiness to learn.   Family…

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Suspension and permanent exclusion – revised guidance

14 July 2022

This guidance has been updated to be a companion piece to the Behaviour in Schoolsguidance, which provides advice to headteachers, trust leaders and school staff onimplementing a behaviour policy which…

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Summer Podcast Series: Andrew Cowley – Building wellbeing into the primary curriculum

14 July 2022

In this episode Bowden Education chat to Andrew Cowley about teacher wellbeing, exploring  underlying challenges that impact this, and for some, result in burnout and a decision to leave the…

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Childcare: regulatory changes to staff ratios for 2 year-olds

13 July 2022

The Department for Education (DfE) has opened a consultation on proposed regulatory changes to childcare in England. This consultation seeks views on proposals to: change the current statutory minimum staff:child…

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Political impartiality in schools

12 July 2022

"Teachers should not be “campaigners” on contested issues", said Ofsted's chief inspector Amanda Spielman at the Festival of Education at Wellington College. Her comments follow the government's guidance on political…

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Recovery premium funding updated

12 July 2022

The DfE has updated the payment dates for the academic year 2022 to 2023. They have also added information about the menu of approaches: 'As with pupil premium, any activities…

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Changes to the Ofsted inspection handbooks

11 July 2022

Chris Russell, National Director for Education, discusses the recent changes to the EIF handbooks and moving beyond transitional arrangements in his latest blog. Below is a summary, but you can…

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KCSiE 2022: Legislation and guidance

11 July 2022

On 1st September 2022, a new version of the statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ will come into effect. This guidance applies to all schools and colleges in England…

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Holiday Activities and Food programme

10 July 2022

The Holiday Activities and Food programme (HAF) provides healthy food and enriching activities to children and young people, with free places available for those on free school meals. It’s available…

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