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35 new free schools providing more than 22,000 places announced

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has today approved 35 new free school applications, creating more than 22,000 additional school places for children across England. Establishing new schools is a vital part of the government’s plan for education - boosting choice for parents and helping drive up standards across the board. The announcement comes as a survey published today reveals the positive impact free school headteachers say their schools are having on raising the standard of education in neighbouring schools. The representative survey shows how free schools are bringing...

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Plymouth School Caretaker dies after falling from a ladder

A School Caretaker has died after falling from a ladder on the last day of term. Malcolm Bevan, who was 66, was working at Plymstock School on July 18 when the incident happened. It is believed he had climbed to the top of a wooden ladder to gain access to a loft area in one of the school buildings when it slipped and he fell to the ground. Mr Bevan, believed to be a father, died on July 31 in hospital. But his death has left the school community in shock, with many staff and pupils learning about his death on their return from the summer break earlier this month. Headteacher...

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East Sussex County Council judged ineffective by Ofsted

East Sussex County Council was judged ineffective by Ofsted following an inspection during the summer. In a bid to address concerns raised, a budget of £800,000 has been identified to accelerate East Sussex County Council’s Excellence for All strategy which aims to ensure all children are taught in a school rated good or outstanding by Ofsted and reach their full potential. Watch our video with Cllr Nick Bennett, lead member for learning and school effectiveness. The county council’s cabinet has agreed to commit £370,000 to this. “While Ofsted recognised the value and agreed...

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School Caretaker charged on suspicion of sexual assault

School Caretaker charged on suspicion of sexually assaulting underage girl. The Get West London website has a short news item about a School Caretaker at a school in Kingsbury who has been charged with sexually assaulting an underage girl. They tell us: 32-year-old Farrukh Naveed, of Wood Lane, Kingsbury, was arrested on suspicion of engaging in non-penetrative sexual activity with a girl younger than 16. Mr Naveed will appear at Hendon Magistrates’ Court on October 2 after being bailed. There are no further details at this time, but you can follow the story on the Get West...

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School Caretaker wins flag battle with Bolton at Home

The Union flag will keep flying outside a Johnson Fold home after a dad-of-five won a patriotic battle with his landlords. Paul Rushton featured was told in August by Bolton At Home to take down flags that had been flying outside his house in Hollin Hey Road. The news prompted outrage after the letter he received was seen on Facebook by hundreds of people. But now Mr Rushton has been told he can keep his flagpole and flags. He said: “The big bosses came down and apologies to me, they said I was the only person to receive the letter. “They did a quick survey of the flagpole and said it was...

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School Caretaker builds a 25ft pirate ship in his back garden

A 47-year-old caretaker obsessed throwing extravagant parties has just become the coolest kid in school by building a giant pirate ship in his back garden. Tim Jones can now make troublesome guests walk the plank on his 25ft creation which he built himself and takes up half of his garden. He has been throwing themed birthday parties for years - he has treated friends to a Medieval banquet, Mexican barbecue and 1940s-style ball in the past. But this year he has really had to put all hands on deck. The huge ship comes complete with rigging, a classic Jolly Rodger and a 25ft high...

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Caretaker/ Porter, Hertfordshire. Caretaker/ Porter, Hertfordshire. The successful candidate will be skilled in Cleaning, Maintenance and some  ..........   this vacancy can... Read more
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School Toilets - Washroom guide  SCHOOL TOILETS SchoolToilets.co.uk is a website designed to help you select the most suitable products for your school washroom environment. Developed by Cubicle Centre in... Read more
Infection Control Guide Research reveals that students receive about 20% of their environmental exposure in schools, accounting for a significant factor in the transfer of infections within the... Read more
Equality Act October 2010  EQUALITY Download the Equality Act 2010 Quick Start Guide for Employers. The Equality Act became law in October 2010. It replaces previous legislation (such as the Race... Read more
Generic Risk Assessments Below are a wide range of Generic Risk Assessments to download. Right Click on the link and choose 'save target as'. These are provided as a basis to adjust to your specific... Read more
Safeguarding - Every Child Matters "What would you do if a pupil started talking to you about iffy stuff happening at home?" Listen to the pupil until he/she has said their piece. Do not interrupt nor ask... Read more
Safety Guidelines for Ponds in School Grounds The following guidelines relate to the design, location and management of ponds within school grounds. These guidelines must be applied at the planning stage of new... Read more
Is your Line Manager a bully?  Is your Line Manager a bully? The difference between bullying and management and how to recognise a bullying manager. Many thanks to BullyOnline.org. Visit their website... Read more
Information: The British Institute of Cleaning Science The British Institute of Cleaning Science The British Institute of Cleaning Science, which has its headquarters in Northampton, is the largest professional and educational... Read more
Questions you might be asked at an interview Thanks to forum member Tex, he has put together some questions you might be asked at a job interview. Can you tell us why you chose to apply for this particular job?Can you... Read more
Bullying at Work - Definition Thanks to one of our forum members workaholic, he has provided some useful information about bullying in the workplace. Examples of bullying/harassing behaviour in... Read more
Contractors induction Pack Contractors Induction Pack  As a caretaker you will be working closely with all different types of contractor.  Contractors may work in many schools so they may not be... Read more
How to Combat Arson in Schools I'd like to introduce to you The Arson Reduction Team. The team does some fantastic work with schools trying to reduce the risk of arson attacks. They focus on 3 main areas,... Read more