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Is this really the time to be closing three schools?

The GMB union says all the evidence points an increase in school age population so this is not the time to be closing Brewers Hill Community Middle School, Streetfield Community Middle School and Ashton C of E Middle School. The GMB is calling on the Executive of Central Bedfordshire Council, when it meets on 19th August, to conclude that all the evidence points an increase in school age population and that this is not the time to be closing Brewers Hill Community Middle School, Streetfield Community Middle School and Ashton C of E Middle School. Warren Kenny GMB Regional...

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New Free Church of England secondary school for boys

Jubilant staff, pupils and families are celebrating a dramatic turnaround in Fulham Boys’ School’s fortunes. The school’s plan to open its doors this September had been crushed earlier this month when the government unexpectedly withdrew funding from the school, leaving 84 boys with no school place this September. The school had been intending to take up temporary residence in a former school building in Gibbs green, Fulham, giving it two years to find a permanent home. That plan had been confirmed by the government which gave the go-ahead for the school to recruit...

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82% of Halton schools are now judged to be good or outstanding

Following the most recent Ofsted inspections, 82% of Halton schools are now judged to be good or outstanding.Halton Borough Council has welcomed this as is a fantastic achievement compared to national with 79% of schools nationally currently meeting this standard. Several schools that were previously in special measures or requiring improvement have recently been judged as good, with some areas of provision judged outstanding. The Council’s ambition is that all children in Halton attend a good school, and it will continue to provide the support and challenge...

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The Garden SEN school receives its first 'Outstanding' Ofsted report

A special educational needs school in Hackney is celebrating after receiving its first 'outstanding' Ofsted report. The Garden officially opened its doors in September 2013, bringing together Horizon and Downsview schools. The former schools were both judged 'good' following their last inspections. In their report, inspectors noted a rapid improvement in teaching levels. The report states: "Teachers have an outstanding knowledge of their pupils' abilities and learning needs. They have high expectations of the pupils' progress" It went on to say: "Behaviour is outstanding. The school is a...

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Free School Meals to Boost Local Economy in Gateshead

The introduction of free school meals for all Reception, Year One and Year Two pupils this September should certainly help children and parents but in Gateshead it will also provide a welcome boost for local business. Gateshead Council’s policy of using only local food suppliers will ensure that, from September, the 2,000 extra meals expected to be cooked every day will directly benefit local food suppliers, pumping an extra quarter-of-a-million pounds into the local economy. The council expects to spend more than £2m on raw ingredients in the coming year and almost all of it will be spent...

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Multi-million pound school expansion officially opens

The latest addition to Enfield Council’s multi million pound school expansion programme threw open its doors on Tuesday  when the Mayor of Enfield, Cllr Ali Bakir, officially opened the building. The £6.7 million project at George Spicer School’s Kimberley Gardens site, Enfield, has seen the school grow from 630 to 840 pupils with new buildings to house reception, Year 1 and Year 2 pupils. Facilities in the new block will include 12 classrooms, a multi-purpose hall, kitchen facilities and space for staff and administrative support. In all the expansion will provide space for 360...

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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

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Caretaker required in Tadcaster Rent-free Flat in Return for Caretaking   Tadcaster, North Yorkshire. Flat comprising part of large house within walking distance of shops... Read more
Caretaker required in Croydon Cambridge Tutors College, Croydon   Full-time Caretaker £22,000+pa   We are looking for a helpful, motivated caretaker to share... Read more
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College Porter, Durham. College Porter, Durham. The role encompasses four key areas of responsibility - Reception, Security, Maintenance and   ...........   this... Read more
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Assistant Premises Officer, Leicestershire. Assistant Premises Officer, Leicestershire. you will support the Premises Officer in ensuring that the environments (inside and out) are... Read more
Caretaker, Holywell. Caretaker, Holywell. A caretaker is required to commence duties at the  ................   this vacancy can be seen by visiting this website... Read more
Site Manager, London. Site Manager, London. The post will involve working on a rota with the other site manager in shifts from 06.30-15.30 or 10.30-19.30. After... Read more
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