Ofsted report on childhood obesity

23 October 2018

By the time children leave Year 6, more than a third of them are overweight. It’s becoming a national crisis and one which many schools are doing their best to address. An Ofsted thematic review reports on inspectors’ findings and Suzanne O’Connell highlights the main messages.

Feedback and marking

9 October 2018

Andrea Mapplebeck discusses workload issues associated with feedback and marking.

Lockdown — A last resort

3 July 2018

Michael Evans, former Head and member of the National Safety Education Committee of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) considers the need for schools to have lockdown procedures.

Updated strategy guide for school governors published

19 June 2018

The National Governance Association (NGA) has published updated guidance to support the governing boards of schools and academies in developing their strategic approach. Martin Hodgson, a school governor for over 10 years, looks at the new guidance.

Teacher crisis

29 May 2018

Gill Coult, an education consultant, highlights a worrying trend concerning the attempt to recruit appropriate teachers for certain positions from an ever-decreasing resource pool and once appointed, the increasing number of teachers who prematurely leave the profession.

The General Data Protection Regulation update

10 May 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is due to be implemented in the EU in May 2018. In order to ensure compliance with the requirements of the GDPR, all UK organisations should ensure that they are aware of and prepared for the changes that the new law will bring.