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A Derbyshire school has turned itself around completely in just under three years and gone from needing special measures to being rated “outstanding” by Government inspectors. A newly-published report praises head teacher Debbie Gerring, who it describes as an “exceptional leader” and who, together with senior staff and governors, has “effectively tackled the issues identified in the last inspection” at Bennerley Fields Specialist Speech and Language College. The Ilkeston school has 86 pupils on role and caters for children aged two to 16 years, of which half have autistic spectrum...Read more
The HSE provides information regarding sensible health and safety management in schools. The HSE says: A sensible approach to health and safety in schools means focusing on how the real risks are managed. The guidance on this series of webpages will help those responsible for managing health and safety in schools to strike the right balance, so that the real risks are managed and learning opportunities are experienced to the full. Sensible health and safety management should be straightforward, it's just part of good school leadership. For further information, visit...Read more
Even short breaks from school can reduce a pupil’s chances of succeeding at school by as much as a quarter, research reveals. The research, based on extensive pupil absence figures and both GCSE and primary school test results, highlights the importance of clamping down on pupil absence to ensure more pupils regularly attend school, and ultimately leave with the qualifications needed to succeed in modern Britain. It shows 44% of pupils with no absence in key stage 4 (normally aged 16) achieve the English Baccalaureate - the gold standard package of GCSE...Read more
A former primary school head teacher with an "exemplary record" has been accused of bullying staff members, misusing school funds and flouting health and safety rules which put pupils at risk. Jill Elizabeth Evans appeared before a professional hearing on Monday to deny allegations of “unacceptable behaviour” that are claimed to have taken place between 2007 and 2010, when she was employed at Heolgerring Primary School in Merthyr Tydfil. At the General Teaching Council for Wales (GTCW) hearing, in Cardiff, the 54-year-old was faced with nine claims, all of which she...Read more
Every school in Buckinghamshire should appoint cyber safety champions to prevent children from becoming victims of sexual exploitation or online bullying. That is one of the key recommendations of a report into Children’s Internet Safety carried out by a Buckinghamshire County Council scrutiny committee. The report, which is going to the Council's Cabinet, follows a three-month probe by the Council’s Education, Skills and Children’s Services Select Committee. Members received evidence from key witnesses such as the police and computer software giants McAfee, part...Read more
A head teacher has slammed 'maniac' parents who drive too fast as they drop their children off at school. Jim Holditch, head of Godinton Primary School in Ashford, Kent, wrote a 500-word newsletter to parents saying he feared a child could be killed by a speeding parent. He said to mums and dads who drive too fast on the school run: "What is the matter with some of you?" Mr Goddington wrote the heartfelt attack after the School's Caretaker Peter Smith saw a BMW 'nearly take off as it went over speed bumps'. Mr Holditch wrote: "We all know children don't walk anywhere, they run.Read more