As many of you will know, I write for SecEd and work with them and their partner organisation CYPNow on conference production etc. Each week, the editor, Pete Henshaw, sends his editorial board a fantastic summary of what is in the latest edition as well as other useful links etc. Pete has kindly given me permission to share these updates moving forwards – though there won’t be another for a while as we are about to hit the summer holidays.
Whilst I write about mental health and PSHE, SecEd covers a far wider remit so there will be items of interest below to colleagues across school settings (and beyond). Especially useful summer reading (or back to work reading for September) are the best practice guides that Pete has put together which are compilations on a theme across several editions. Do too please consider booking onto the November PSHE conference, I’ll be chairing and sharing during the day and have worked closely with Pete to put together a great programme which I hope will help us navigate the interesting times we face with statutory RSE and perhaps some clarity by that point re PSHE’s status – who knows – but we’ll have a colleague from the Department for Education to tell us exactly how things stand at that point so….
Below is Pete’s email, exactly as he sent it. I hope it’s helpful. I think it’s fab.
p.s. I’m sharing this because I think it’s genuinely useful. I am, of course, paid for the work I do writing and speaking for SecEd / CYPNow but sharing this update and others like it in future is something I have chosen to do as I think you’ll find it useful.
I hope you’re well. SecEd’s final edition and ebulletin is out today. Ebulletin can be found here: http://bit.ly/2tVfJGp
How students learn: Free download of all 10 articles from our series offering practical advice to boost learning & recall: http://bit.ly/2zXqzzA
Effective feedback practice: Matt Bromley looks at evidence of what works, classroom practices, whole-school policies & protecting teacher workload. Download all 7 articles from his SecEd series: http://bit.ly/2yqimEL
Pupil Premium Special Edition of SecEd features a range of news, advice & guidance related to the effective spending of the Pupil Premium funding: http://bit.ly/2FQUltR
SecEd’s guide to advises on the use of monitoring technology in schools to strengthen safeguarding practice & meet statutory requirements: http://bit.ly/2DHFc8b
SecEd @TheNFER Research Insights. Free download: Funding, PISA, careers advice, UTCs, T levels, work experience, timetabling, collaboration & more: http://bit.ly/2CrrcmC
SecEd’s latest Guide To looks at GDPR in schools – best practice, review your provision, cyber-security tips, the DPO, data breaches, privacy notices & consent. Produced with support from IT Governance: http://bit.ly/2KhM6bD
SecEd’s June 2018 NQT Special Edition offers practical advice to NQTs as you finish your year & trainee teachers preparing for NQT life in September. Produced with support from NASUWT: http://bit.ly/2lvP1zq
As pupil numbers continue to rise & teacher numbers continue to fall, the time is now for action on workload & pay to reverse recruitment/retention crisis: http://bit.ly/2lU8YjW
Effective support for children with speech, language and communication needs is essential, but how does your school measure up against our checklist? http://bit.ly/2tUXrVN
Challenging students with high prior attainment is essential. Some best practice tips (with a focus on science but with ideas that all subjects can adapt): http://bit.ly/2KLoGM0
Many schools neglect CPD for pupil-facing support staff, despite the clear impact it could have on student outcomes. Some best practice advice: http://bit.ly/2KJ14HR
Ofsted is under immense scrutiny, not least because there is no clear evidence to prove inspections improve standards of education. Dr Mary Bousted in SecEd: http://bit.ly/2lUGnec
The female leadership gap: are you stepping up or staying put? A look into new research on why women only account for 38% of all secondary heads: http://bit.ly/2KQzOEs
Case study: Barr Beacon School has managed to cut teachers’ marking workload by 75 per cent. We asked them for some tips: http://bit.ly/2KuNoBg
Teens are increasingly getting addicted to internet pornography, with dire effects. An Edinburgh charity is tackling the issue with pilot lessons schools: http://bit.ly/2MKnTIQ
There are a range of LGBT considerations in schools & teachers may sometimes be unsure about how best to respond. We answer some FAQs: http://bit.ly/2lUALAF
In the final part of her six-part series on the impact of the smartphone on education, Dr Stephanie Thornton considers the links with young people’s health: http://bit.ly/2MJNjWO
The Howard School places children’s rights centrally in its practice using the Unicef Rights Respecting Schools Award. We look at how this works in practice: http://bit.ly/2tZXHD9
How schools can adopt a whole-school approach to essential skills while still meeting curriculum demands:http://bit.ly/2KvGY4O
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