Abuse of babies is up by a fifth during Covid crisis

10 November 2020

The number of babies in England that have suffered serious injury through abuse or neglect during the Covid pandemic is up by a fifth on the same period last year,…

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LinkIndex

10 November 2020

Andrew Hall, a specialist safeguarding consultant, has brought LinkIndex to my attention. Made up of 30 little laminated cards, LinkIndex uses unique QR codes to give you instant access to  websites, providing relevant information needed to help children, adults…

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Primary History Quality Mark resumes

10 November 2020

Following a 6 month suspension due to Covid-19, the Historical Association's Quality Mark will resume. All schools who register from now will have the usual 12 month period in which to…

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Monitoring and moderation agreements for academies

10 November 2020

In preparation for statutory testing in primary schools in 2021, academies must make a written agreement with their chosen local authority (LA) for:  monitoring the 2021 phonics screening check and KS2 testsexternal…

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Online Harms: Internet Watch Foundation

10 November 2020

The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) aims to minimise the availability of online sexual abuse content. Specifically: Child sexual abuse content hosted anywhere in the world.Non-photographic child sexual abuse images hosted in…

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PE and sport premium to support online delivery and other uses

3 November 2020

On 30th October the Department for Education released information to ensure that schools know the existing guidelines regarding the use of the PE and sport premium continue to apply and to make…

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Online Safety Calendar 2020/2021

3 November 2020

The UK Safer Internet Centre has published a useful calendar prompting schools to consider different online safety themes throughout the school year. The calendar also contains links to useful safeguarding resources. You can download the…

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Key findings from Ofsted’s inspections data

3 November 2020

Ofsted judged a lower proportion of schools to be ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ in the first year of its new inspection framework, reports Schools Week.  On 29th October, Ofsted published management information on inspections conducted…

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Talking to pupils about their mental health

3 November 2020

Are your school's mental health solutions actually doing more harm than good, and how do you know? asks Ross McWilliam.  Ross McWilliam, MHFA National Trainer and author of The Amazing…

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Stormbreak: supporting the mental and physical health of children

21 October 2020

Stormbreak is a charity which supports primary schools to implement and shape a whole-school approach to embed mental and physical health benefits through movement. They have recently launched a new interactive digital platform to support…

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Headteacher Standards 2020

20 October 2020

The DfE released the best-practice standards for headteachers on 13th October. These standards are non-statutory and replace the National Standards of Excellence for Headteachers (2015). The standards can be used to: shape headteachers’ own…

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Governance Handbook updated

20 October 2020

The governance handbook for academy trusts and maintained schools has been updated.  Changes in the handbook reflect wider changes in education and the country as a whole, such as updates to Keeping…

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