Safeguarding Education: Navigating Regulations for Online Safety in Schools

Online safety

In the UK, there are several regulations and guidelines that specifically impact the educational sector in relation to online safety. In this article, we delve into the major regulations impacting schools and colleges across the UK, with a focus on internet use. Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) A cornerstone in the sphere of safeguarding […]

Researchers find widespread support for Ofsted report card plan

Ofsted inspection

Parents and teachers want Ofsted inspections and the school accountability system to be more transparent, well-rounded, and less high-stakes, a major new report into public support for education reform has found.  And they have agreed that it is time to scrap the one word judgements that can taint schools for years. Published in the same […]

Education Committee to probe why so many teachers are quitting

Male High School Tutor Teaching High School Students Wearing Uniforms In Science Class

The Education Committee will question experts from think tanks to understand how turnover in the teaching workforce compares with other professions in England and with education sectors in other countries. The cross-party Committee begins its investigation tomorrow in an attempt to help the DfE develop strategies for retaining teachers. At the Conservative Party conference Prime […]

Managing school behaviour – the power of positive parental engagement

School behaviour

Engaged parents can help schools deliver positive behaviour strategies says Paul Featherstone, former primary school teacher and product manager at SIMS from ParentPay Group.  How often are teachers diverted away from teaching to encourage a group of pupils to stop chatting and focus on their learning or take quick action to prevent a playground altercation from spilling over into a lesson?  According to the DfE’s 2023 National Behaviour Survey, 62% of school leaders and teachers reported that misbehaviour interrupted teaching in at least some lessons and two thirds of pupils had experienced lessons disrupted by poor behaviour. However, families can be powerful allies for tackling issues – parents were […]

GCSEPod offers pupils access to over 500 hours of free content during NEU strikes

School children working at computers

One of the UK’s leading education software providers, GCSEPod, will offer 525 hours of free content to students on 1 February, and all future strike days, to support teachers and help ensure learning is uninterrupted while members of the NEU union go on strike. The content being made available has been hand-picked to align with […]

What teachers need to know about ADHD

Dr Mark Kennedy – Lead Educator on the Understanding ADHD: Current Research and Practice course on the FutureLearn Platform. 

Dr Mark Kennedy is a Senior Teaching Fellow at The Institute of Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience, King’s College London. He is also Lead Educator on the Understanding ADHD: Current Research and Practice course on the FutureLearn Platform.  Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is regarded as a “neurodevelopmental disorder”; which puts it in the same category […]

Keeping the love for history alive

Benedict Freeburn, history teacher at St Mary Magdalene CE School

Benedict Freeburn, history teacher at St Mary Magdalene CE School, explains the positive impact great CPD can have on teachers’ passion for their subject. After giving explanations of how William the Conqueror won the Battle of Hastings to a multitude of classes, does your passion for teaching shine as brightly as it did the day you first walked into the […]

Three tips to enhance maths in your school

child using maths blocks on a string

Alexandra Riley is author of the Power of Maths report and Senior Publisher in the Primary Maths team at Pearson. She leads the team behind Power Maths, a whole-class mastery programme developed in partnership with White Rose Maths. Here, she highlights how schools can not only boost results but improve perceptions about how maths is […]