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Increasing the Employability of People with Autism

By Mrs Ania Hildrey, headteacher of Abbot’s Lea School – an outstanding school in Liverpool which provides the highest quality of specialist education for students aged 3-19 living with autism and a range…

What is Leadership?

‘The action of leading a group of people or an organisation, or the ability to do this’ Leadership ……….beyond this definition people become leaders or move into leadership for many different reasons and…

Swotting Up on Payroll

Running payroll in the education sector can be a real challenge. Every month is different and every once in a while, something turns up that casts everything in a new light. Teachers’ salaries…

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North West entrepreneurs back life-saving anti-bullying app

North West based tootoot, creators of the award-winning anti-bullying app for schools, colleges and universities, has successfully raised over three quarters of a million pounds in Series A investment. The app, which has…

GDPR for Schools – a Primer

The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) is the hot topic of 2018. Never before have we witnessed a piece of legislation having such an impact on a wide range of sectors. What does…

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Teachers Guide: Detecting Signs of OCD in the Classroom

While schools have a responsibility to look after the health and safety of a child in their care, it can be difficult for teachers to observe mental health problems which aren’t so readily…

Hacked HVAC: The BMS that could close your school 

Cyber attacks. They’re highly disruptive, can result in a loss of data and severely hamper the functioning of a school or university. Small wonder then that educational establishments go to significant lengths to…

Managing People in an Academy – Strategies for Success

With increasing pressure from the government, it looks like every Local Authority maintained school will eventually become an Academy. One of the barriers that discourage many schools is the complex conversion process and…

The Week Junior’s New Partnership Aims to Unlock the Power of Children’s Curiosity

National scheme launches between The Week Junior Magazine and Ormiston Academies Trust Pupils from four Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT) academies are participating in a new enrichment programme pilot which will see award winning…

Changing lives with Special iApps

Tablets and smartphones are a way of life for children in the second decade of the 21st Century – but how much screen time is healthy? As the debate continues about giving young…

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