safeguarding training

The internet has really come into its own during lockdown. Certainly for most people it’s been a lifeline for food, supplies, education, work and companionship. But it’s not all been good; endless works Zoom calls can be very tiring as the social cues we pick up when we’re together are missing on-screen. So, you’re having…

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Feelin’ Groovy? Maybe not in these unusual times but the lyric from Simon and Garfunkel’s hit song is quite apt for those of us now ‘enjoying’ video calls and training sessions as part of our daily lives. As well as using the major video platforms to communicate with each other and our client base, we’ve…

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schools safeguarding training

Following the 20th March school closure announcement – that wasn’t actually a full closure for many schools- the DfE published safeguarding guidance on 27th March. On 20th May DfE updated their guidance as primary schools were expected to begin a phased reopening to pupils from Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 from 1st June. Despite…

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Who would want to be a senior leader in schools right now? The world turned upside down on 20th March with the announcement of school closures – that weren’t actually full closures for many – and it left members of SLT scrambling around trying to keep everyone safe, yet still deliver meaningful lessons to students.…

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Ofsted has launched a consultation for its inspection of all ‘non-association’ independent schools in England. Changes proposed for September 2012 are intended to raise expectations for further improvement in the performance of these schools, for the benefit of children, parents and carers. Inspection reports will provide a clear assessment of how children are doing in…

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Once a CRB check is completed, an Official Disclosure Certificate (also referred to as a disclosure document) is issued by the CRB showing the results of the check. There are three levels of Disclosure: Basic, Standard and Enhanced. Depending on the type/level of check requested, it may contain details of spent and unspent convictions, reprimands,…

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1. Who needs a CRB check? The Criminal Records Bureau advises that CRB checks are conducted on all staff and volunteers involved with an organisation that have direct access to, or work directly with, children and young people. It is also important to remember that is you have a problem in your organisation and the…

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Which is better, online or face-to-face training? It depends on your circumstances really. Face-to-face training allows the subject to be explored in more depth but then you must attend the course at a specific place and time. This may well involve you travelling to a venue with all the attendant costs and travel time. As a general…

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