Archived news headlines
The following news was published in January 2018. For other headlines, please browse the archive.
01/01/18: Check out the annual primary school performance tables and Ofsted`s 2016/17 annual report for performance data on schools in your area
01/01/18: Ambition School Project`s recent report, produced by the Policy Education Institute, looks at the characteristics of effective multi academy trusts
01/01/18: DfE have launched a consultation to help them improve the teaching of sex and relationship education and PSHE, closing on 12 February 2018.
01/01/18: DfE have issued guidance for schools on how to prevent and respond to reports of sexual violence and harassment between children.
01/01/18: National Education Union and UK Feminista have also launched their report `It`s just everywhere` - a study of sexism in schools and how we tackle it.
01/01/18: DfE and NGA have updated their guidance on recruiting a headteacher and other leadership roles A toolkit on recruiting a headteacher is also available.
01/01/18: DfE has launched their action plan Unlocking Talent, Fulfilling Potential which aims to boost social mobility through education.
01/01/18: DfE has launched a new Careers Strategy, developed in partnership with the Gatsby Charitable Foundation and co-ordinated through an expanded role for the Careers and Enterprise Company to help ensure young people have the skills they need and employers want post-Brexit.
01/01/18: Research by NFER `Is the Grass Greener Beyond Teaching?` looks at outcomes for teachers leaving the profession to try to shed light on how schools can improve retention. As well as monitoring job satisfaction and engagement, the report suggests that secondary schools should also look at ways of accommodating more flexible and part-time working.
01/01/18: Local area SEND inspections - one year on - Ofsted and Quality Care Commission findings.
01/01/18: A new evidence review by the independent Pro Bono Economics (PBE), on behalf of the PSHE Association, uncovers `very strong evidence that high-quality PSHE learning has a positive impact on academic attainment`.
01/01/18: The Children`s Commissioner report `Life in Likes` looks into the effects of social media on children aged eight to 12 and finds schools have a `bigger role` to play in preparing younger pupils for the emotional demands of social media.