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Schools told to cut down data collection burden for teachers

14 November 2018

In a bid to crackdown on needless data workload in schools, the Department for Education and Ofsted have told headteachers to have fewer data collection points across the year and to scrap onerous behaviour logging practices. Pete Henshaw takes a look


Off-rolling adding to pressure on local children’s services

14 November 2018

Cuts to school budgets, the practice of “off-rolling” problem students, along with a decade of huge policy change within education, are among the reasons why local authority children’s services are struggling to cope with demand.




Social media guide

14 November 2018

A resource offering pragmatic guidance about social media use for teenagers has been published.


Orchestras for All

14 November 2018

Youth music charity Orchestras for All (OFA) has unveiled details of its 2019 Modulo programme, which supports teachers and music leaders to establish and develop a small ensemble – a “Modulo” – of between four and 10 young people in their school or community.





Charity urges Ofsted to focus on wellbeing

7 November 2018

An open letter has been delivered to Ofsted chief Amanda Spielman calling for wellbeing and mental health to be given greater priority when the Common Inspection Framework is updated next year.





SEND funding grants available

7 November 2018

Grant funding is being made available to test different programmes and strategies to improve attainment and other outcomes for children with SEND.



Schools prepare for January consultation over Ofsted plans

17 October 2018

The chief inspector has set out plans for a proposed new ‘quality of education’ judgement, marking a shift in focus away from headline data and towards curriculum breadth and quality. A consultation is planned for launch in January. Pete Henshaw reports





Forever project to safeguard Holocaust stories

17 October 2018

The National Holocaust Centre and Museum has unveiled its Forever Project, which uses life-sized, 3D interactive technology to enable people to hear and see Holocaust survivors and to ask them questions.


The Festival of Engineering 2019

17 October 2018

The third annual Festival of Engineering is to take place on April 2 in London and is aimed at secondary school students.




A quarter of CAMHS referrals are rejected

10 October 2018

More than 55,000 children were refused mental health treatment in 2017/18 as providers of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) rejected as many as one in four referrals.


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