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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ofsted safeguarding briefing

As part of our ongoing cause to support teachers and school staff in delivering effective safeguarding inside and out of the classroom, our team at the Child Protection Company have been working hard to deliver a host of resources that will empower teachers to extend a strong safeguarding message to their students. We believe that…

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How teachers respond to sexual harassment is important as it can impact greatly on the cultures of consent and respect amongst students. Rachael Curzons writing  in The Guardian suggests three simple steps to effectively deal with harassment in schools: Challenge sexist language – don’t just respond by asking the student not to use such language, instead engage students…

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So, should you choose SCITT, PGCE or School Direct? What does it all mean?   There are so many training routes into teaching these days it’s difficult to know which one is best. Now, I’m not going to profess that I fully understand the differences between all of the various routes that currently exist but…

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Penguinpig author and teacher, Stuart Spendlow, returns once again – this time with advice for parents on monitoring online activity throughout the summer holidays…   As the academic year draws to a close, I’m going to make a bold statement because that’s the sort of crazy individual that I am towards the end of the…

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Recently published guidance on the standards for teachers’ professional guidance states that ‘effective professional development for teachers is a core part of securing effective teaching’. The guidance recognises that not all professional development provided to teachers is equally effective and that professional development could be key to other issues such as staff wellbeing, recruitment and…

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first aid blog

In the second part of our equestrian blog series, we find out from Kay why knowing first aid is so important…   Horse riding is a dangerous sport.  We know there are an untold number of possible risks that riding and even being around horses can bring, however we all tack up regardless. It’s not…

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how to move towards outstanding

Getting to outstanding is a big task but possible for all schools given that the latest Ofsted inspection framework is overwhelmingly related to demonstrating high rates of pupil progress. This article is the second in a series that will explore what it means to be outstanding.  Read the first part here. Outstanding – what you…

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