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Fears HSE spot checks will be latest outsourcing ‘disaster’

The government’s “disastrous” record on outsourcing has left school leaders fearing the new coronavirus health and safety spot checks...

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Covering black history is good teaching, says Gibb

Good history teaching should “always include the contribution of black and minority ethnic people to Britain’s history”, the schools...

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Ofsted’s autumn SEND ‘visits’ could prompt school inspections

Inspections of local area SEND provision could prompt emergency visits to individual schools if “serious concerns” emerge, Ofsted has...

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Use existing Covid cash for educational psychologist boost, councils told

Councils will have to use existing funding to pay for extra educational psychologists to help pupils readjust to school....

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Council wants schools to ‘prepare’ for Ofsted visits

A council in the south of England is insisting schools consider “adequate preparation plans” ahead of Ofsted’s autumn “visits”,...

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Head’s ‘fury’ as vulnerable kids miss out due to PPE issues

A headteacher is “furious” after having to tell parents of pupils with complex medical needs that they must stay...

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How performing arts schools are adapting to coronavirus rules

It’s one of the most famous Shakespearean plays, known for the heart-wrenching romance of two star-crossed lovers.  But any...

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Council says it will back schools if they stagger return of year groups

Lancashire County Council has promised to back schools if they choose to stagger the return of year groups this...

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Autumn catch up must not make pupils feel ‘penalised’

Children who have fallen behind during the coronavirus crisis must not be made to feel they are being “penalised”...

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