Preventing Overwhelm: A Guide for Governors

Preventing Overwhelm: A Guide for Governors

August 3, 2017

Governors need to be able to adapt their governance to meet the changing landscape of education, and to be in a position to respond quickly to effectively hold the school leaders to account in the right areas and against current standards. So, what steps can you put in place to prevent you and your governor colleagues feeling overwhelmed?

Referring a pupil to CAMHS

Referring a pupil to CAMHS

July 27, 2017

This guidance, created in collaboration with our pupil wellbeing expert, breaks down how to refer a child to CAMHS, and outlines the service and what it offers.

What does compliance in school look like?

What does compliance in school look like?

July 13, 2017

In a period of fluctuating educational reforms and budget restraints, how can schools invest the time and develop the level of expertise needed to give real assurance that they are on top of it all?

A gender-neutral school: how do I do it?

A gender-neutral school: how do I do it?

July 6, 2017

As part of schools’ legal obligations under the Equality Act 2010, all schools have a duty to protect pupils in their care from discrimination they may receive as a result of protected characteristics, including their sex and sexual orientation.

Supporting Pupils with Anxiety

Supporting Pupils with Anxiety

June 30, 2017

We have become the first country in the world to roll out mental health first aid training to every secondary school – but is it too little too late?

Trimming the fat: tackling obesity despite funding cuts

Trimming the fat: tackling obesity despite funding cuts

June 15, 2017

With the brunt of the obesity epidemic falling on the shoulders of schools, teamed with financial unrest and cuts to funding, how can schools encourage and ensure their pupils are leading a healthy lifestyle?

Why parental engagement is as important as ever!

Why parental engagement is as important as ever!

June 8, 2017

From posters around the school to bacon butties – schools are trying to find new ways to bring parents on board and encourage them to engage with the school.

‘Three Girls’ – spotting the signs of CSE

‘Three Girls’ – spotting the signs of CSE

June 1, 2017

This blog collates good practice advice for school leaders on the issue of child sexual exploitation.

Should governors be striking a deal?

Should governors be striking a deal?

May 23, 2017

Last week, governors in West Sussex went on strike in protest of the lack of funding for schools. This is the first action of its kind, as governor volunteers withdrew their support to schools for the day.

Beating funding cuts: decreasing workload and boosting morale

Beating funding cuts: decreasing workload and boosting morale

May 16, 2017

As a leader, you may not be able to shield staff from the uncertainty created by continual government reforms and budget restraints, but you can introduce low-cost and easy-to-implement strategies.

13 Reasons Why – shocked? So were we.

13 Reasons Why – shocked? So were we.

May 9, 2017

Netflix’s controversial suicide drama has sparked debate following its arrival on the streaming service in March.

Remaining an effective SBM during a funding crisis

Remaining an effective SBM during a funding crisis

April 18, 2017

How can SBMs ensure they are working effectively, and that their school is financially efficient, in the face of financial cuts?

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