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Our 2017 'Top Ten' advice topics so far

Our 2017 'Top Ten' advice topics so far

A summary and links to our top ten pieces of advice to members in 2017

 A round up of the most valued advice we have issued to members so far this year

18 July 2017/Number of views (172)/Comments (0)/
TUPE - a guide to the regulations - July 2017

TUPE - a guide to the regulations - July 2017

This advice note sets out the purpose of the regulations, what's covered by the regulations and the respective employer and employee positions in a typical TUPE transfer.

TUPE is a 'regulatory mechanism' for protecting principal employee terms and conditions in any of the above examples.

17 July 2017/Number of views (119)/Comments (0)/
Managing violent and abusive visitors

Managing violent and abusive visitors

A practical guide to dealing with school visitors who are likely to be violent or abusive to staff, pupils and others working and learning.

Advice for school leaders on dealing with abusive or violent school visitors.

04 July 2017/Number of views (456)/Comments (0)/
Teachers' Pensions Update July 2017

Teachers' Pensions Update July 2017

Guidance on action to be taken in respect of information contained within benefit statements.

Latest information on teachers' pensions.
 

03 July 2017/Number of views (307)/Comments (0)/
Youth Mental Health First Aid programme: what you need to know

Youth Mental Health First Aid programme: what you need to know

Guidance on the Youth Mental Health First Aid programme and the training available to schools

Guidance on the Youth Mental Health First Aid programme and the training available to schools

29 June 2017/Number of views (480)/Comments (0)/
A school leader's guide to managing classroom temperatures

A school leader's guide to managing classroom temperatures

Guidance on school classroom temperatures

Advice on managing classroom temperatures.

28 June 2017/Number of views (1328)/Comments (0)/
References - a brief guide

References - a brief guide

A head teacher's guide to providing employment references

​Providing an employment reference is something you may need to do on a number of occasions over the school year, whether this be directly or indirectly through your employing body.

20 June 2017/Number of views (640)/Comments (0)/
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Ofsted publishes updated complaints guidance

Ofsted publishes updated complaints guidance

Revised Ofsted complaints guidance includes minor changes to make the complaints process clear

This update includes minor changes to make the complaints process clear.

13 June 2017/Number of views (960)/Comments (0)/
A practical school leaders' guide to school trips

A practical school leaders' guide to school trips

Advice on keeping children and staff safe on school trips

Practical guidance on school trips including planning, risk assessments and transport.

13 June 2017/Number of views (1089)/Comments (0)/
Academies and Free Schools FAQs

Academies and Free Schools FAQs

A quick reference guide for Edge members

Frequently asked questions regarding academies and free schools.

05 June 2017/Number of views (1033)/Comments (0)/
Ten top tips: managing a 'tricky' team member

Ten top tips: managing a 'tricky' team member

“It turns out the kids were the easy part!” - Anonymous school leader

Our top tips on managing 'tricky' staff members. 

26 May 2017/Number of views (3447)/Comments (0)/
Supporting a child's resilience at a time of crisis

Supporting a child's resilience at a time of crisis

Children will be looking to their parents, carers, school leaders and classroom staff for guidance and support at this particularly difficult time.

A guide for school leaders, staff, parents and carers about how best to support children in the aftermath of the Manchester bomb attack on Monday evening, 22 May 2017

25 May 2017/Number of views (1340)/Comments (0)/
School Premises - a best practice guide

School Premises - a best practice guide

A school leader's guide to their responsibilities under legislation and best practice relating to school premises.

Our school premises guidance covers toilet, washroom and medical facilities, acoustics and lighting provision, water supply and space utilisation.

23 May 2017/Number of views (1154)/Comments (0)/
Guidance on charging for school activities

Guidance on charging for school activities

This guidance makes clear to schools what is chargeable and what is not

At the present time, when there is a great deal of pressure on school funding and budgets, we believe it is a good opportunity to review your arrangements for charging parents for school activities, which, in a number of circumstances, you are entitled to do. 

16 May 2017/Number of views (269)/Comments (0)/
Measuring and monitoring children and young people’s mental wellbeing

Measuring and monitoring children and young people’s mental wellbeing

A toolkit for schools and colleges from Public Health England and The Anna Freud

Public Health England and The Anna Freud Centre have together developed a toolkit to help schools and colleges choose the right resources to effectively monitor mental wellbeing among their student population.

15 May 2017/Number of views (1666)/Comments (0)/
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