Supporting looked after children in your school

Specific support for looked after children is essential if they are to thrive. Darren Martindale focuses on three key elements – the designated teacher, the Personal Education Plan, and the virtual school head

Editorial Comment: Research-engaged schools

We have a wealth of high-quality educational research available in this country, yet clear barriers remain for teachers and others wanting to make use of this. Harriet Barnes and Dr Rosalind Mist explain
Best Practice

Tackling cyber-bullying

Understanding the nature of cyber-bullying and what can be done to support pupils is a vital part ...

Mental health support

Resources have been released to support teachers and school staff when it comes to issues of pupil ...



What is the biggest driver of leadership workload?

VOTE Inspection preparation (55%)

VOTE Parental complaints/engagement (6%)

VOTE Behaviour (6%)

VOTE Staffing issues (8%)

VOTE Government policy/initiatives (14%)

VOTE The curriculum (5%)

VOTE Child protection (4%)

VOTE Finance and management (2%)

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