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Four million people enrolled in workplace pensions

Four million people have now been automatically enrolled in workplace pensions – an increase of over 1 million this year or over 6,000 a day on average. This is the equivalent of enough people to fill 10,000 jumbo jets. Automatic enrolment began in October 2012, requiring all businesses to enrol eligible staff into a workplace pension and start paying contributions, beginning with the largest employers first. The next stage of automatic enrolment will see small firms begin to enrol their workers into workplace pensions, with all employers due to be included in the scheme by...

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Peter Capaldi will be a School Caretaker in Doctor Who Series 8

Yes folks, you read that right. According to the Mirror, Doctor Who played by Peter Capaldi will hide behind the guise of a School Caretaker. The Mirror says: Doctor Who's companion Clara Oswald is to get a boyfriend in the next series - played by her former Emmerdale co-star Samuel Anderson. The cute pair will go on a date in the fourth instalment of the upcoming eighth run and the romance quickly blossoms. Anderson plays Danny Pink, a fellow teacher at Coal Hill School where Clara teaches when she’s not time-travelling. Capaldi’s version of the Doctor will be the school’s...

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New package of pupil assessment methods unveiled

 A new package of pupil assessment methods, developed by teachers for teachers, was today unveiled by the government. The new methods, one of which will use in-class apps, will help schools easily and accurately chart pupils’ attainment and progress so they can provide effective, targeted support where it is needed, and will give parents clearer information about their child’s performance and progress. The 8 packages were chosen by an independent panel after the Department for Education launched a competition in December encouraging schools to develop...

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School Caretaker Lorna retires after 26 years' of service

A School caretaker has retired after 26 years' service and many "happy times" at the same Kings Tamerton school. In Lorna Vickery's time, she has seen Marine Academy's name change three times, the influx of technology into classrooms and new buildings go up. Mrs Vickery remembers that when she joined in the late 1980s, it was unusual to have a woman as a caretaker. But that didn't stop her rising through the ranks to become site manager of the new Marine Academy site, with her own team of staff. In her 26 years, Mrs Vickery has seen the school change from being Kings Tamerton School...

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New technical schools provide job boost for young people

Top employers including Jaguar Land Rover, Hitachi, Dyson and Kew Botanical Gardens back the new schools. Thousands more places offering specialist, technical education are to be created after proposals for 7 new university technical colleges (UTCs) and 4 new studio schools were announced today by Chancellor George Osborne. The new schools, backed by local businesses and universities, will provide more than 5,000 places (when full) for 14- to 19-year-olds. The schools will offer a more technical or vocational based education using curriculums developed in...

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Thousands fewer pupils excluded from school since 2010

New figures published reveal that thousands fewer pupils have been excluded from school since 2010, after the government strengthened heads’ powers to enforce discipline. The latest data, which is for the 2012 to 2013 academic year, shows that compared to the 2009 to 2010 academic year more than 1,000 fewer pupils were permanently excluded - there were 4,630 in the 2012 to 2013 year, down from 5,740 in the 2009 to 2010 year. There were more than 60,000 fewer fixed-term exclusions - there were 267,520 in the 2012 to 2013 year, down from 331,380 in the 2009 to...

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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/ Handyman, Cardiff. Caretaker/ Handyman, Cardiff. this role is in an educational establishment, you MUST have a valid CRB check and be able to show this ... Read more
Caretaker, South East. Caretaker, South East. focus of this role is to maintain buildings, sites, .................   to see this vacancy visit this website HERE Read more
Assistant Caretaker, Derby. Assistant Caretaker, Derby. ideally have previous experience within a similar role with the aptitude and skills to safely  .............  ... Read more
Caretaker, (Part Time) London. Caretaker, (Part Time) London. The successful applicant will have experience of working in an education setting, have good DIY skills and... Read more
Caretaker/ Cleaner, Surrey. Caretaker/ Cleaner, Surrey. reliable, trustworthy caretaker who is also prepared to carry out some cleaning tasksIdeally, one hour in the... Read more
Caretaker, Reading. Caretaker, Reading. The person appointed will maintain the premises to a high standard and support the lettings programme.You will be... Read more
Part time Caretaker, Dorset. Part time Caretaker, Dorset. School requires caretaker from September 2014.Approximately 3 hours per day with some flexibility. Basic DIY... Read more
Caretaker, Lincolnshire. Caretaker, Lincolnshire. You will undertake general caretaking and poterage duties, including first line maintenance of systems, Health &... Read more
Caretaker, Corby. Caretaker, Corby. general maintenance, cleaning, gardening, security and health & safety duties as directed on   ...........   this... Read more
Caretaker/ Gardener, Derbyshire. Caretaker/ Gardener, Derbyshire. This vacancy can be found by visiting this website HERE Read more
Caretaker, Chessington Caretaker, Chessington an enthusiastic and committed caretaker to join our dedicated premises team. We are looking for someone who ... Read more
Premises Assistant, Swindon. Premises Assistant, Swindon. Previous experience in a similar premises role would be an advantage, but training can be given to the right... Read more