First governors meeting

Governors Corner

Keep It Simple Many schools are gearing up for their first governors meeting of the year. This is often a ‘house-keeping’ type meeting where people are elected to posts and policies and procedures are agreed. It is also a good time to reflect the work that we will have to do over the next 12 months. In many ways the work […]

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Let’s make PSHE statutory!

Make PSHE statutory

A plea from Dr. Pooky Knightsmith   If you are a teacher, a parent, a young person, a health professional or just about anyone else who believes in importance of providing young people with the skills and knowledge they need to navigate daily life you will support the call to action of ‘Let’s make PSHE statutory’. PSHE stands for Personal, […]

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Devices in class – good or bad?

Devices in class - good or bad?

As a school governor. I’m well aware of the debate around allowing pupils to use their devices in class although I have never been part of the decision. Recently, that discussion has come back into the public domain. Ban devices in class In this article by ‘For the sake of our children we must get rid of mobile phones in the classroom’ Yasmin […]

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Back to school – trauma for parents

Back to School

As educators, we often think of ‘Back to School’ in terms of how it affects us. Yes there will be an extra consideration for those children going to school for the first time but have you ever thought about the trauma that many households go through every September until the children have left college? In the hilarious post ‘The 9 Traumatic Steps‘, […]

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10 top tips for NQTs

10 Top tips for NQTs

As a new school year starts here in the UK there is a great deal of advice out there for new teachers. Here are 10 top tips for NQTs from me, @Theheadsoffice and some of her twitter friends! Ask questions Just because you were appointed doesn’t mean you are expected to know everything. Ask questions whenever they occur. Don’t worry that […]

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