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Safeguarding Awareness Week 16-22 May 2022

Tes Safeguarding Awareness Week to help pupils feel  safe   This May Safeguarding Awareness Week is an opportunity to explore what it means to feel safe, particularly in light of the recent reports of the rise of sexual harassment in schools. Since March 2021, thousands of testimonies from children and young people of peer-on-peer sexual harassment and abuse have been posted on the ‘Everyone’s Invited’ website  Many of these […]

todayMay 17, 2022 46

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Bemerton Children’s Centre in Barnsbury rated as “outstanding” by Ofsted

Bemerton Children’s Centre in Barnsbury rated as “outstanding” by Ofsted Bemerton Children’s Centre, a nursery near Caledonian Road managed by Islington Council, has been given the highest-possible rating by Ofsted.   The report, published on Tuesday 29 March after an inspection on Wednesday 23 February, described the centre as an “exceptional nursery” where “children thrive”, “teaching is superb” and staff “continually strive for the best outcomes”. The inspector noted that […]

todayMay 4, 2022 18

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Scrapping Covid testing ‘reckless in the extreme’

Scrapping Covid testing 'reckless in the extreme'   Heads' union leaders call on the education secretary to reinstate free Covid testing in schools amid high pupil and staff absence Leaders of two unions representing most of England's school heads have called the decision to withdraw free Covid testing from pupils and staff "reckless in the extreme", in a joint letter to the education secretary.   Geoff Barton, general secretary of the Association […]

todayApril 4, 2022 22

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SEND review: What schools need to know

SEND review: What schools need to know   The much-delayed special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) review, first launched in 2019, has been published this morning, marking the opening of a 13-week consultation.   The green paper, titled “Right support, right place, right time”, commits to identifying children’s needs more quickly.   Education secretary Nadhim Zahawi said it would also restore families’ trust in an “inclusive education system with excellent […]

todayApril 4, 2022 10

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Barriers raised for pupils in the greatest need

Covid has raised new barriers for pupils in greatest need   New national attainment data shows the impact of the pandemic on primary school children has not been evenly spread When the country first locked down, two years ago this week, primary schools were launched into uncharted territory. Despite the extraordinary efforts of heads and teachers during this time of turmoil, many pupils have fallen behind where they should be […]

todayMarch 29, 2022 12


Schools to be moved into MATs

More schools to be moved into MATs   Ministers promise to 'eradicate illiteracy and innumeracy by 2030' – but heads call the plan 'insulting' and 'infuriating' Schools rated less than "good" in successive Ofsted inspections could be moved into multi-academy trusts (MATs) under the government's "levelling up" plans.   The Department for Education said the plans, due to be set out in a White Paper tomorrow, also include a "national […]

todayFebruary 1, 2022 16


Students in England should apply for refund if unsatisfied, says minister

  Students in England should apply for refund if unsatisfied, says minister   The universities minister, has encouraged students to apply for refunds on courses if they are unsatisfied. University minster said students should “absolutely” apply for refunds, adding: “They are consumers, at the end of the day. They’re paying a substantial amount of money that’s an investment in their own lives. They deserve that appeal right.” The Minister stated […]

todayJanuary 24, 2022 15


£1,000 for schools to support vaccine roll out

£1,000 for schools to support vaccine roll out   DfE also announces 1,000 more air purifiers for schools – despite previously saying any more would be a 'waste of taxpayers' money Secondary schools in England will receive £1,000 to help support the Covid-19 vaccination programme. Special schools and alternative provision settings will also receive the one-off payment. An additional uplift will be provided, based on pupil numbers, the Department for […]

todayJanuary 24, 2022 7


PM tells schools to follow rules to ditch masks in class

PM tells schools to follow rules to ditch masks in class   Boris Johnson says schools should 'follow the guidance' after some said they would continue to recommend masks due to high Covid rates The prime minister has urged teachers who insist masks should still be worn in lessons to follow the rules that state they are no longer required for use in classrooms. A spokesperson for Boris Johnson said […]

todayJanuary 21, 2022 7

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