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Nov
20

The government have announced that they will begin working with the PSHE Association to help teachers to educate pupils regarding mental health. With the aim of moving towards children and young people with health problems feeling less isolated. Visit gov.uk to learn more

Nov
17

As part of anti-bullying week advice outlining how school staff can guard themselves against cyberbullying has been announced by Education Secretary Nicky Morgan. It aims to help staff protect themselves online and to know the steps they should take to protect themselves, plus encourages heads to get tough against bulling. 

Nov
14

Over the coming months, we will introduce to some of our Early Years trainee teachers, with a different regional focus each time. This week Gurjinder Bhopal from London shares her story.

Nov
13

The Secretary of State for Education, Nicky Morgan, has announced the appointment of Anne Longfield as the next Children’s Commissioner for England. Anne Longfield is the chief executive of 4Children, which is a national charity which works to support children, young people and families. 

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-childrens-commissioner-appointed

Nov
11

An extra £22.5 million is now available to help disadvantaged primary schools so that their pupils do not fall behind their peers in other schools. This extra money will provide additional resources that will help teachers to support the most disadvantaged pupils from the outset. Visit the gov.uk site to find out more.

Nov
04

Planting Promise has been operating in Sierra Leone since 2008 to provide free education of the highest quality to as many under-privileged children as possible. They believe in sustainable solutions and have therefore been determined to fund schools through ethical and empowering businesses that provide employment for local people and help feed the country. Their community farms grow rice, cassava, sesame, groundnut and pigeon pea.

Nov
03

Ofsted has recently published information to schools to try to dispel some of the myths about inspection with the aim of reducing stress and unnecessary workload in schools. But the recent changes to the Inspection Framework continue to cause understandable anxieties.

Nov
03

EYFSP statistics are showing that too few infants and toddlers are ready for school. Nurseries are now being urged to take action.

To combat this, the government is introducing a number of initiatives to support those children who are falling behind:

Nov
03

Absence rates in schools have decreased from 5.3% in autumn 2012 and spring 2013 to 4.4% in autumn 2013 and spring 2014, which is the lowest percentage since 2006. This is in line with the government’s initiatives to encourage increased attendance in school. This includes pushing schools to deal with continuous absence from the outset, for which the threshold has been reduced from 20% to 15%.

Read more about this topic on the GOV.UK website.

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