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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 (90)/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 (514)/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 (548)/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 (726)/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 (2952)/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 (957)/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 (851)/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 (1163)/Comments (0)/
LA moderation of writing: KS1 and KS2 moderation “scripts” for 2017

LA moderation of writing: KS1 and KS2 moderation “scripts” for 2017

NAHT "scripts" provide some suggested responses to particular issues or questions which may arise

We hope that the "scripts" will support you to take control of the LA moderation process in your school.

11 May 2017/Number of views (1230)/Comments (0)/
Latest advice on authorised term-time pupil absence

Latest advice on authorised term-time pupil absence

Guidance for leadership teams on how to deal with requests for absence during scheduled school term-times

Our guidance seeks to equip schools and school leaders with a highly pragmatic approach to dealing with requests for absence during scheduled school term-times.

09 May 2017/Number of views (1006)/Comments (0)/
Primary Coasting Calculator

Primary Coasting Calculator

Find out if your primary school is at risk of being categorised as coasting

Find out if your school is at risk of coasting by using the calculator.

08 May 2017/Number of views (905)/Comments (0)/
Secondary Coasting Calculator

Secondary Coasting Calculator

Find out if your secondary school is at risk of being categorised as coasting

Find out if your school is at risk of coasting by using the coasting calculator.

08 May 2017/Number of views (954)/Comments (0)/
Ramadan and the 2017 Exam Season

Ramadan and the 2017 Exam Season

This year Ramadan and the exam season will coincide

This year Ramadan – a month-long period of Islamic prayer, fasting, self-control and goodwill to others – and the June exam season will coincide.

08 May 2017/Number of views (1052)/Comments (0)/
How to handle difficult conversations with colleagues

How to handle difficult conversations with colleagues

This resource is designed to help you prepare for and navigate difficult conversations

This resource is designed to help school middle leaders prepare for and navigate difficult conversations, in order to maximise the chances of a positive outcome.

27 April 2017/Number of views (3256)/Comments (0)/
Teachers' Pension Scheme (England and Wales) Benefit statements

Teachers' Pension Scheme (England and Wales) Benefit statements

Updated advice on teachers' benefit statements held online at Teachers' Pensions and the need to review the information to ensure that it is correct.

Updated advice on teachers' benefit statements held online at Teachers' Pensions and the need to review the information to ensure that it is correct.

27 April 2017/Number of views (1304)/Comments (0)/
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