This Foster Care Fortnight, we are delighted to announce that we have started work on a new course for foster carers looking after children with special educational needs.
‘Resilience’ has become something of a buzzword for education policy-makers in the past few years. But the focus has very much been on supporting children and young people to become more resilient, rather than the mental health needs of the adults who work with them. Paradoxically, helping pupils develop their ‘resilience’, in inverted commas, risks becoming another source of stress – another responsibility to add to ever-increasing workloads.
It has been said so many times that to repeat it borders on cliché – yet PSHE remains a Cinderella subject lost amidst the race for improved results in jam-packed school timetables.
Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE) remains a non-statutory subject but elements of PSHE are compulsory (confused yet?), as part of schools’ responsibility to support students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, always high on the agenda of Ofsted inspectors.
Is your school GDPR compliant yet?
Many organisations are still considering the implications of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) due to be implemented by 25 May 2018.
The GDPR is a major new piece of legislation that is understandably is a source of worry for many, particularly with the media attention it has gained. For schools there are a number of significant changes which need to be addressed, and let’s face it, the timing couldn’t be worse, with SATs, GCSEs and other summer term challenges looming on the horizon.