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Managing risks from school transport

One of the greatest risks children face is daily travel to school. This can be by bus, car, cycling, or walking, but each poses unique hazards you’ll need to manage. The good news…

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Phonics: How we teach needs to change to fit with how children learn

There has been a welcome focus on the science of learning over the last ten years. But has how we teach evolved to take account this? Being a phonics specialist, I have spent a great…

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Eye training to help children with dyspraxia

Children with a coordination disorder can improve skills like throwing and catching with new training videos developed by the University of Exeter. Developmental Coordination Disorder (also known as dyspraxia) affects the learning and…

The Effects of GDPR on ID Card Printing Within the Education Sector

For many professionals working within the education sector, it doesn’t register how much data is freely given out to third parties, on the basis of trust. With the introduction of GDPR, it is…

Meet the avatar helping schools and academies safeguard children

Meet Sam; the education sector’s first ever ‘virtual’ safeguarding consultant, lending a cyber hand to busy school and academy leaders in meeting all the latest requirements to protect children and adults from abuse….

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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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