Recent news headlines
The following news has been published in the last 60 days. For older headlines, please browse the archive.
02/10/19: A new social media trend called 'sadfishing' is harming the mental health of children according to a new study by Digital Awareness UK (DAUK). Sadfishing is a growing trend where people make exaggerated claims about their emotional problems to generate sympathy, leaving those with genuine problems seeking support online often facing criticism and bullying.
02/10/19: The school teachers' pay and conditions document 2019 and guidance on school teachers' pay and conditions has been published by DfE - valid from September 2019.
02/10/19: Kings College London research suggests good quality parenting programmes should be widely available to help reduce antisocial behaviour and improve school attainment by encouraging care giving that leads to secure attachments.
02/10/19: The government has announced a series of measures to transform technical education.
02/10/19: With a firm conviction that managing behaviour is key to the quality of education, Ofsted are conducting a programme of research to study how schools are managing challenging behaviour. In this commentary, Ofsted report on the first phase of this programme.
01/10/19: Are your school's safeguarding policies up-to-date and published on the website? From 2 September 2019 the revised Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) 2019 guidance is in place. A key change from 2018 is the inclusion of 'up skirting' (see p89) which is now a criminal offence.
01/10/19: Ofsted's new Inspection Framework (EIF) is now in place with a clear focus on a broad and balanced curriculum.
01/10/19: DfE has announced new measures to raise standards in schools, including lifting the exemption on Outstanding school inspections.
01/10/19: DfE is consulting on possible changes to financial transparency arrangements in maintained schools in line with that of academies. The consultation closes on 30 September 2019.
01/10/19: DfE have updated their statutory policies for schools resource, a list of statutory policies for schools.
01/10/19: The 2019 edition of the Academies Financial Handbook came into effect on 1 September 2019. Here is a summary of what has changed in this edition.
01/10/19: DfE has confirmed that salaries for new teachers will rise to up to £30,000 by 2022-23 They have also announced a further £14bn investment to provide additional funding for schools for the next three years.
01/10/19: The government has updated advice for schools on how to prepare for Brexit.
01/10/19: DfE has published a new non-statutory guidance document Teaching Online Safety in Schools which emphasises the importance of helping children and young people use the internet safely and learn how to behave online.
01/10/19: The Children's Society Good Childhood Report estimates that almost a quarter of a million children (10-15 yr olds) in the UK could be unhappy with their lives as a whole.