Changes to checks for EU sanctions on EEA teachers from 1st Jan

20 October 2020

The DfE has produced guidance on how schools should carry out pre-employment checks on teachers coming from the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway (EEA) from 1 January 2021. This is because professional regulators in the EEA will no longer…

Primary school accountability

19 October 2020

The DfE has made it very clear that the department will not hold schools and colleges to account on the basis of exams and assessment data from summer 2020 and that data…

Organisational continuity plan

17 October 2020

What to consider when putting together your school’s organisational continuity plan The recent need to manage schools remotely has shown how vital it is for schools to consider and plan…

Ofsted: talking to pupils on inspection

12 October 2020

Gathering evidence from pupils to find out about their experience of school is an essential part of any school inspection. Ofsted has provided guidance for inspectors on talking to pupils during…

Addendum to Guidance for Safer Working Practices

30 September 2020

Addendum to Guidance for Safer Working PracticesJust a reminder that in April 2020, the Safer Recruitment Consortium published an addendum to their Guidance for a Safer Working Practices document.  The…

Operation Encompass Helpline

29 September 2020

The National Operation Encompass Teachers' Helpline is now available..   The free helpline is funded by the Home Office, and calls are answered by trained Educational and Clinical Psychologists. You…

Financial info must be published

28 September 2020

Maintained schools must publish financial information on their website The DfE have update their document which outlines the information that maintained schools must publish online and this now includes some…

EEF: Achieving effective learning behaviours

23 September 2020

What are learning behaviours – and how can schools support pupils to develop them? That's the question tackled in this new blog from the EEF's Learning Behaviours specialist, Kirsten Mould –…

Boost your KS2 history knowledge

17 September 2020

The Historical Association will be hosting a series of webinars aimed at teachers of primary school history to boost their subject knowledge. Each practical, enquiry-led webinar will survey the academic…

Lesson ideas for the primary classroom

15 September 2020

Teach Primary have collated 50 of their articles which provide ideas and support for teachers putting together their lessons for children in KS1 and KS2.  Click here to find out more. 

EEF Guide to Supporting School Planning

7 September 2020

To support teachers and school leaders at this busy and unpredictable time, the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has published a guide specifically to aid your planning. ‘The EEF Guide to…