Is a lack of school nurses putting student wellbeing at risk?
Anyone working in the education sector will recognise the instrumental role that school nurses play in protecting the health and wellbeing of students.
Safer Recruitment Practices in Education
Part of an employer's important responsibility is in ensuring safe recruitment processes are followed, which ensure that only suitable people are hired. In this article, we’re going to summarise the safer recruitment initiative; explaining why it’s important, that advice you should follow, and outlining the process when hiring candidates to work with children and young people.
Safeguarding in education: How teachers can spot signs of abuse
Detecting signs that a child has been abused, either physically or mentally, can be difficult. Here we take a look at signs teachers can look out for if they suspect a pupil is being abused.
Expanding your employment options: Learning opportunities for over 50s
Being over 50 means very little when you have the right skill set. This article looks at ways to expand your employment opportunities.
Thousands of children losing out on first-choice primary schools
In some areas of England, children are losing out on getting into their first choice of primary school, according to local authority figures.
What responsibilities do schools have to prevent CSE?
The Children’s Commissioner for England has recently published a report that looks into the current provision of education programmes that aim to prevent CSE. Here we take a look at the findings.
NCB: Government must cut down on children missing education
The National Children’s Bureau (NCB) highlights that, across the UK, the number of children missing from education exceeds 33,000, based on freedom of information data collected in 2016.
APPG: Three million children at risk of hunger during school holidays
During the school holidays, children in the UK are existing on poor diets that are leaving them vulnerable to malnutrition and undermining their education and life choices. It is reported that up to three million children will be effected.
Government announces 130 new free schools
According to the government, over 69,000 places will be created in new free schools, aiming to provide parents with the choice of a good school place for children.
Education: What does the passing of the Technical and FE Bill mean for the sector?
On the 27th of April, the Queen signed the Technical and Further Education Bill, transferring the bill into law. This was done ahead of Parliament’s dissolution on May 3rd. What does this mean for the education sector?