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Nov
24

Health and Early Years reviews are now going to be integrated so that parents get a more comprehensive picture of their children and will receive the expertise of both the health inspectors and the early years practitioners combined. Visit gov.uk to find out more.

Nov
20

The Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP, Secretary of State for Education, spoke at the 2014 Foundation for Excellence in Education Summit on 20 November 2014.  You can read the full text of her speech about the plan for Education at https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/nicky-morgan-speaks-about-our-plan-for-education

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.

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