Headteacher Magazine, guide to services and products for UK Schools
The stigma around discussing mental health is still very much present, and the majority (80.3%) of education professionals agree that not enough is being done to support mental health at work. In fact, half (50.1%) have considered resigning from a job due to lack of support. That’s according to the latest data from CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job site.
Whilst the conversion process enables a school to achieve academy status, when you’re ready to reopen as an academy the support continues.
This article looks at some issues a school must pay attention to and deal with fully after reopening as an academy.
1) Enlisting support
Martin Pipe, Head of Service Scope & Design at RM Education, explores the growing trend in schools seeking to outsource or co-source their IT support services as a measure to not only save time and cost, but to manage risks, access expertise and future-proof their technology provision.
According to RM Education’s latest annual survey, a growing number of schools are now considering outsourcing and co-sourcing their IT support in order to keep up with the constant changes in technologyand minimise overall support costs.
With just a week to go before thousands of students across Staffordshire receive their A-level results, Newcastle-under-Lyme College (NULC), the highest performing further education institution in the region, is reassuring students that whatever their results, there are options and support available.
Language Show Scotland, is an exciting new show for language enthusiasts (Glasgow’s SECC 11-12 March 2016). The show is completely free and it’s for everyone who teaches languages, works in the language industry or has a love for language learning and foreign cultures. I have linked more information about the show including a list of key seminars, classes, workshops and speakers below.
The Mentoring Toolkit is an essential resource for mentors working in any setting: learning mentors, intervention workers, behaviour mentors and pastoral support teams and can be used with the AQA Unit Award Qualification – Progress and Review with a Learning Mentor.
Why stretching primary education’s resources can’t continue. In wake of the recent deadline for primary school applications, teachers and parents alike have been expressing concern. The dwindling number of school places, the increasing size of classes and the continued budget cuts that are stretching resources to breaking point are all important factors which limit our teachers’ ability to provide the proper safeguarding for vulnerable children.
Randstad Student Support, a leading provider of learning support staff, has taken a group of 15 budding Formula 1 racing engineers to the Williams Martini Racing F1 Factory for a day of innovation, excitement and engineering insight.
The lucky group from North Shropshire College included 14 students who fought off tough competition to win the trip, managing to take home the trophy in a competition hosted by Randstad Student Support at the Association of Colleges conference held in November.
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