Sarah Houston looks at proposed changes to the equalities law in terms of it’s affect on employment within the education sector

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The Audit Commission wants schools, including SENCOs, to show that they are getting value for money from their SEN and AEN budgets, and has produced the tools they need

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The Child Protection and Safeguarding Handbook for Schools fully outlines and explains child safeguarding policy and child protection policy, to aid you in implementing effective and thorough safeguarding of pupils and students in your school

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Following the death of Michael Jackson, this secondary assembly considers his life and focuses on his song Man In The Mirror. It asks how we can ’make a change’ from selfishness to loving concern

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There are many occasions when speedy school-home contact is important. Gerald Haigh looks at the software available to help schools make effective links with parents

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David White shares his school improvement partner (SIP) experiences from both sides, concerning the school improvement partner’s role and a hidden agenda at work within schools

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What can schools learn from the Baby P case? Jenni Whitehead examines the report on Haringey children’s services and gives advice on how to prepare for unannounced inspections

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Roger Smith considers the important role that parents play in supporting their children and asks what more schools can do to support them

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This primary SEAL assembly, written by Gerald Haigh, discusses the first landing on the Moon and compares the new beginning for mankind to pupils’ new beginnings next school year

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In this assembly for secondary schools, Brian Radcliffe invites students to learn the history of the Ashes cricket series and to consider what makes people patriotic

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Susie Roome discusses your responsibilities and obligations towards disabled pupils, and how recent case law may assist in successfully defending these challenges

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This assembly looks at the work of the gondoliers, the magical city of Venice, and the excitement of travelling somewhere new that a holiday can bring

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Dai Durbridge discusses ContactPoint, the database recording all detail of children in England, and its impact on education and chid protection

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This assembly tells the story of the last British Wimbledon Singles Champion, and celebrates some of the changes that have happened to our country since her victory

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This assembly explores our views about those who are different to us and the extent to which we welcome them into our lives and the community

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As we approach the end of one academic year and prepare for the next, Jane Golightly suggests eight jobs that primary leaders should do before school closes, so that September gets off to a flying start

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This secondary assembly considers peer pressure and designer clothing

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Where do schools stand legally on teachers airing their political views in the classroom? Michael Segal explores this sensitive issue

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This primary assembly looks at the work of the meteorological office and the people who are involved with forecasting the weather as part of their career

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Leadership and leadership skills — this secondary assembly looks at what qualities are important in a leader

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How will Lord Laming’s 2009 report impact upon a schoo’s information sharing duties and resulting policy? Dai Durbridge discussesses correct information sharing and its role in good child protection practice

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The primary assembly by Gerald Haigh discusses old age, using Henry Allingham as an example – currently the oldest man in Britain

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This secondary SEAL assembly explores the concepts of bravery and courage

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This primary assembly celebrates schools’ all-weather heroes and heroines – school crossing patrol wardens

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What five things should you never say in a school setting? Former headteacher Jane Golightly discusses five comments that she advises senior leadership to steer clear of in order to maintain positive school leadership

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National identity and personal identity are the themes of this secondary assembly, using the 2009 European elections as loose theme

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Dai Durbridge reviews the new admissions codes and appeals procedure and considers whether the balance of power has shifted in favour of admissions authorities

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This primary assembly by Gerald Haigh looks sensitively at child trafficking, using the example of a charity that helps circus children in Nepal

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What difference has your school made this year and how can you prepare for the next? Jane Golightly, school leadership and school improvement expert, discusses hot leadership topics for consideration at the end of the year

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This secondary assembly encourages students to consider the benefits of slowing down, in terms of greater enjoyment and health, referencing the principles behind the Slow Down London festival.

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This Primary assembly focuses on acts of charity and people who use their wealth for good causes, using Brian Burnie and Elizabeth Fry as examples

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This PSHE assembly for secondary students broaches the idea of social responsibility, sensitively considering the case of Baby P as an example

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Is consent needed to take photographs ior videos of students in schools? Simon White looks at this sensitive and contentious issue

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During this term we are focusing on aspects of school improvement that can be improved with a ‘spring clean’ (see Issue 10). In this edition it’s time for a spring clean of the indoor and outdoor environments to promote life skills

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This assembly discusses the current outbreak of swine flu and examines our emotional and social reactions to it. It seeks to discuss the unspoken fears that concern young people. It does not offer detailed health education on the subject

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The subject of pets is one that can effectively be used to engage children in lessons about personal responsibility, and the importance of natural habitats for animals. Gerald Haigh uses a popular advertising campaign to relate these important social lessons to young children

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During the summer term, Primary Leadership Focus will discuss some of the different aspects of school improvement that can be improved with a thorough ‘spring clean’; beginning with attitudes to learning

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The concepts of prejudices and stereotypes are explored in this secondary SEAL assembly, linking to the recent success of Susan Boyle on Britain’s Got Talent

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This primary assembly looks at the music and the problem with judging appearances, using Britains’s Got Talent‘s star Susan Boyle. It looks at the reasons why her TV appearance has moved so many people.

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Cases of student emotional abuse can all too frequently go unnoticed believes Jenni Whitehead. Here she suggests an exercise for staff-room discussion

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As a child and family support worker at Kingfisher Primary School in Smiths Wood, Solihull, Debbie Todd explains what her role involves

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Teachers should not face prosecution for sexual relations with pupils above the age of 16 (the age of consent) − this is what Chris Whitehead, the general secretary of the NASUWT said in October 2008. Jenni Whitehead discusses

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A holistic approach to supporting young people’s health is led by the school-based health adviser at Newall Green School, Manchester, who embraces the whole child and the family. Neil Wilson, headteacher, discusses

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This story of a 14-year-old who was being groomed and in danger of sexual exploitation illustrates the importance of multi-agency child protection

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The development of a youth café led by young people from Springfield School in Drayton, Portsmouth is outlined here by Jo Derham, manager of the North East Community Improvement Partnership in Portsmouth

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Sir John Lawes School in Harpenden, Hertfordshire shares how it has taken an all-encompassing approach to incorporating the global dimension both within and beyond the whole-school curriculum

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This secondary SEAL assembly discusses patriotism and personal identity

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It is essential that schools help equip young people to live and work in the 21st century. Increase your understanding of when and where global learning can be included in your curriculum and how to deliver it to achieve maximum benefit, with in-depth advice from Douglas Bourn

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Mark Blois explores plans for a new code of conduct for the General Teaching Council for England GTCE

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