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Kent boys’ school fined over pupil’s head injuries

The governors of a boys’ school in Tonbridge have been prosecuted after a 14-year-old pupil was severely injured when he was hit by a shot put thrown by another boy. The incident happened during a routine multi-sport PE lesson at The Judd School in Tonbridge on 20 June 2014. The pupil had left a triple jump area and was standing on the edge of the shot put landing zone to check a friend’s throw when he was struck on the back of his head by a shot. The pupil suffered life-threatening injuries and needed emergency brain surgery on a fractured skull. He has now returned to school but his...

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Is teaching on par with high-status professions like law and medicine?

Plans to support the creation of a new, independent college of teaching that will help to put teachers on a par with other high-status professions like law and medicine, and a new fund to champion more high-quality professional development for teachers, have been announced by Education Secretary Nicky Morgan and Schools Minister David Laws. Great teachers are at the heart of the government’s plan for education, with the rise in standards in recent years made possible because of their hard work and commitment. But the government recognises  the crucial reforms it has introduced have asked a...

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School Caretaker gave pupils a clear view of the solar eclipse

Children at Widcombe Junior School enjoyed a clear view of the 2015 eclipse thanks to equipment set up by the school's enterprising School Caretaker. Caretaker Simon Brissett rigged up the equipment, which meant pupils were able to sit in the school hall and watch the eclipse safely on a projector screen. Pupils have been taking part in plenty of activities at the school inspired by the eclipse, and also made pinhole cameras for the occasion. Head teacher Kate Wilkins said: "It was fantastic because our caretaker managed to set up a camera which then fed into the hall so that the...

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Primrose Hill School Caretaker celebrates 40 years

In 40 years, School Caretaker Ron Holding has served under eight headteachers, cleaned up after 1,400 children and changed too many toilet rolls to count. And on Tuesday last week, pupils past and present helped the 67-year-old mark the milestone with a special ceremony honouring his long career at St Paul’s Primary School in Primrose Hill. Asked why he has never left, Mr Holding said simply: “I love the school.” He added: “It’s the variety of the job. One day you could be sweeping the playground and the next, you’re at the Albert Hall at a school concert.” You can read Ron Holding's...

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School Caretaker played central role in tracing hundreds of graves

School children have helped keep the memory of a Mattersey war hero alive and well by cleaning up his overgrown grave site. Brigadier Edgar Glasby's amazing story of courage and resilience has emerged after relentless research by Retford war grave tracker Pete Cox. And now his last resting place has been discovered and given a much-needed spring clean by Mattersey Primary School pupils. "We have been really interested in finding out about the soldiers who came from Mattersey," said the school's head teacher Sharon Patton. Up until quite recently one man...

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Most successful new schools programme in national history

Prime Minister David Cameron has announced 49 new free schools for communities across the country, strengthening the government’s mission to give all parents the choice and security of a ‘good’ local school. The move brings the total number of free school places created since 2010 to almost a quarter of a million, making this policy the most successful new schools programme in national history with schools being created more quickly than ever before. Education Secretary Nicky Morgan hailed the policy for giving thousands of children the choice of attending an...

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Head Caretaker, London, (W10) Head Caretaker, London, (W10) To see this vacancy visit this website HERE Read more
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Handy/Maintenance Person, Oxfordshire. Handy/Maintenance Person, Oxfordshire. As the Maintenance/Handy Person you will promote health and safety standards within and around the  ... Read more
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The Scandal that is Asbestos   The scandal that is: Asbestos You might think Asbestos is something new, but it has been used for thousands of years. From Egyptian mummification to table cloths, Asbestos... Read more
How to Cope in Caretaking From being a member of these forums for over 10 years, and a caretaker for 12 years, I've read about and have experienced much job related stress. Recently, my stress and... Read more
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