• Coronavirus: Don't monitor staff performance, and 6 other points from joint union guidance

    The National Education Union, National Association of Head Teachers and Association of School and College leaders have teamed up to provide their members with joint guidance on the coronavirus crisis. The joint nature of the guidance means that leaders, classroom teachers and support staff in the three unions are getting the same advice. Here are

    16.33 Mar. 30th, 2020 | News

  • DfE releases guide to partnerships with universities and private schools

    The Department for Education has published guidance and case studies aimed at encouraging more partnerships between state schools, universities and the independent school sector. The documents include a guide to setting up partnerships and how to write a “memorandum of understanding” outlining the terms of a common plan of action. They also feature examples of

    17.53 Nov. 6th, 2018 | News

  • Out-of-date pregnancy guidance isn’t helping schools, say critics

    A worrying lack of up-to-date guidance on how to ensure pregnant pupils continue their education is fuelling a rise in the use of alternative provision for those expecting a baby. The government claims five-year-old advice on how to deal with pupils with “health needs” – which makes no specific mention of pregnancy – is good

    5.00 Jul. 22nd, 2018 | News