The Timpson Review on school exclusions has been published, with 30 recommendations for change. Recommendations include making settings more accountable for school exclusions in an “effective and fair way” and offering more guidance and tools to teachers, writes QA Education editor Victoria Galligan.

A £10million crackdown on poor behaviour also formed part of the key measures which are being taken by the Government in a bid to reduce exclusions.

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Wednesday 02 November 2016

A host of child safeguarding experts will unite for a second time this autumn on the 10th November at a safeguarding seminar designed for education professionals. The event, hosted by online safety software provider Impero Software, will see speakers from the UK Safer Internet Centre, Internet Watch Foundation, a Police Cyber Specialist Unit, Victvs, and E-Safety Adviser (Alan Mackenzie) deliver a series of presentations and workshops. 

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Wednesday 28 September 2016

 

UK teachers are now being trained individually online how to identify those at risk or suffering from Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and protect Britain’s young girls from extreme child abuse. 

Developed by SSS Learning as a ‘much needed’ catalyst for change in safeguarding training the hour-long course is fully CPD-accredited and certifies individual educators, replacing ‘often insufficient’ traditional group training methods. 

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Wednesday 21 September 2016

Child protection training is being used more and more often as a tool to help fight against radicalisation among young people.

As educators, one of our primary obligations is to ensure that the children in our care are kept safe from harmful forces, neglect and abuse. This can take on various forms and can occur through many different mediums. One of the most extreme versions is that of radicalisation.

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Wednesday 07 September 2016

Summer camps are incredibly fun, but when it’s all over the post-camp blues can start to settle in. 

How can parents maintain the same level of fun, excitement and creativity as a summer camp?

Well, by looking at what makes activity camps so much fun we have a few ideas to keep the fun all year around!

No Parents allowed! 

Activity camps are just for kids, which means they get some time to relax, have fun and hang out with their friends without their parents pestering them. 

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Tuesday 23 August 2016

A reluctant reader is a child (or adult) who does not enjoy reading and will never pick up a book of their own accord.

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There’s no doubt about it. Raising a child is hard work and can be particularly demanding of your time, energy and resources. The mess that children make, however, can be especially difficult to endure, so it’s no surprise that as many as 41% of parents have discouraged messy play in a bid to avoid adding to the volume of housework. But did you know that making a mess is actually vital for a child’s development? That’s why we’re supporting AO’s Life is Messy campaign, designed to help parents and carers with their child’s development. 

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Finding the time to do a whole day training session can be a big ask of your staff, especially when they are already scrambling to get everything done on time. One innovative solution is breaking up a whole day training session into a number of smaller distance learning sessions that are easier to fit around busy schedules.

So, what is distance learning training?

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