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October 16, 2016

Supporting Pupil Wellbeing in Schools

An “outstanding” Ofsted judgement is made when “The school’s thoughtful and wide-ranging promotion of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and their physical wellbeing enables pupils to thrive”. How do you demonstrate this?

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July 18, 2016

New standard for teachers’ professional development

New guidance issued will help to focus on achieving the greatest improvement for pupil outcomes and to develop teachers as respected members of the profession. It will help anyone using the standard to understand in more detail the requirements for implementing effective professional development.

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July 18, 2016

Teacher and Leadership Pay Award Proposals

The STRB has recommended 1% uplift from September 2016 to the minima and the maxima of all classroom teacher and leadership pay ranges in the national pay framework, and to classroom teacher allowances (teaching and learning responsibility (TLR) payments and special educational needs (SEN) allowances).

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July 18, 2016

Keeping Children Safe in Education: Statutory Guidance for Schools and Colleges, 5 September 2016

New statutory guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education: Statutory Guidance for Schools and Colleges published by DfE commences from 5 September 2016.

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July 18, 2016

Justine Greening replaces Nicky Morgan as Education Secretary

As well as being responsible for schools, colleges and universities, she also becomes the Minister for Women and Equalities. Her new department will expand to take on responsibility for universities and she will inherit a higher education bill, which could raise tuition fees in England, with a second reading due next week.

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July 1, 2016

SAM on tour - LASBM Conferences

We had a wonderful time meeting all the lovely people at the LASBM conference at Ribby Hall and Dunkenhalgh. Take a look at the photos from the event.

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June 27, 2016

Term-time absence for pupils

More clarity has been called for on what constitutes special circumstances for absence, after a father won an appeal at the High Court last month.

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June 27, 2016

Be careful when agreeing variations to contracts

Guidance from the case of Globe Motors Inc v TRW Lucas Variety Electric Steering Ltd highlighted that variations to contracts can be both verbal and in writing, even if, in a contract, it specified that variations needed to be in writing. Read more ...

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June 27, 2016

The Story of SAM, Staff Absence Management Software for schools

Want to know what SAM does in a nutshell - check out our new animation.

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June 24, 2016

Can schools save money on absence and supply costs? £237m spent last year.

There has been a lot of coverage in the press recently about the amount schools have been spending on supply cover. The survey, carried out in December 2015 by the Department of Education, looked at total expenditure of schools 2014-15 and how that was broken down. Read our article for more information on how this could be reduced.

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