Post on 10 Dec 2015
Carl Haggerty, Chair of Governors at Countess Wear Community School gives us an insight into why he joined the Governing Board and what it means to him. Your current title / role and School Chair of Governors, Countess Wear School Your day job  Digital Communications Manager, Devon County Council...
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Emergency First Aid Education
Post on 9 Dec 2015
The Compulsory Emergency First Aid Education (State-funded Secondary Schools) Bill 2015-16 ('the Bill') has recently commenced its second reading debate in the House of Commons on 20 November 2015. Currently, Emergency First Aid Education is not required in secondary schools as it does not form...
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Post on 6 Dec 2015
The Serious Crime Act 2015 came into force on 1 October 2015, introducing a duty on all professionals, including teachers, to notify police if they discover that Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) has been carried out on a girl under 18 years old. FGM is the partial or full removal of external female...
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Charlotte Antoniou - British Legal Awards
Post on 26 Nov 2015
Charlotte Antoniou, Associate in Michelmores' Education team has been named Associate/Assistant Solicitor of the Year at the British Legal Awards 2015.  The British Legal Awards, hosted by Legal Week in association with the City of London Law Society, celebrates the very best of the UK's legal...
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Education holiday entitlement
Post on 20 Nov 2015
Calculating holiday can be difficult at the best of times, but schools have the added complication of staff on a number of different contracts; teaching staff, term-time workers and support staff on 52-week contracts. There are a number of considerations for schools – since teachers are simply...
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Social networking | Education | Schools
Post on 20 Nov 2015
Social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter are now widely used and these sites can be a headache for teachers who worry about cyberbullying, safeguarding and abusive messaging. Unfortunately, some parents may take to sites such as these to express critical or negative opinions of their...
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Post on 19 Nov 2015
Executive Principal, Paula Kenning gives us an insight into her life at Aspirations Academy Trust Your current title / role Executive Principal, Aspirations Academies Trust Brief career background Maths teacher and more recently 7 years as Headteacher in 2 secondary schools – one in Hertfordshire...
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School uniform policies
Post on 17 Nov 2015
On 15 October 2015, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) issued an open letter for the urgent attention of UK Head Teachers, governing boards and suppliers. The letter urges its readers to ensure parents are offered value for money when it comes to schools' uniform policies. Following...
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First Aid training: nursery and pre-school staff
Post on 2 Nov 2015
Training in paediatric first aid is soon to be a legal requirement for new nursery and pre-school staff in England thanks to new government proposals.  Sadly, the changes to first aid training are a result of the death of nine month old Millie Thompson who fatally choked on her lunch whilst at...
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Free Childcare extension
Post on 28 Oct 2015
Head teachers have warned the government that the plans to extend free childcare could mean that school nurseries will have to cut their places for children. Free childcare is currently available to all 3 and 4-year-olds and some 2-year-olds in England. This is currently up to 570 hours a year...
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