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A team of fundraising students from Altrincham Grammar School for Boys has been presented with a Diana Award after raising £1,114 for Manchester-based charity Prevent Breast Cancer.

Karin Bjerde, Head of Strategic Growth at Kognity, comments on how edtech embraces a hands-on and personalised approach to education that eases stress, teacher workload and budget pressures.

The process of a separation or divorce can have a significant impact on a child’s emotional wellbeing – and may affect their concentration and performance at school.

The good news is that, as parents, you are not alone in supporting your child through this difficult period. You can ask for help from their school or nursery, where there will be processes in place to provide the appropriate care.

ITV’s parenting expert and former Deputy Head Sue Atkins discussesthe best way to engage parents, and the dos and don'ts of parent-school communication…

Making the transition from primary to secondary school is both exciting and challenging for both pupils and parents. New larger buildings, as well as new school routes and new friendships must be navigated which can be quite daunting. But it’s also an ideal time for schools to create a strong home to school bond.

Successful Difficult Conversations in School: Improve your team's performance, behaviour and attitude with kindness and success

by Sonia Gill (£14.00, John Catt Educational Ltd)

Most heads have been there – when it comes to discussing those difficult issues with staff, parents and pupils you sometimes wish someone could have the conversation for you.

Luckily, QA Education has five copies of this useful how-to book to give away.   

Schoolchildren took to the streets today in a national day of action to raise awareness of road safety, as horrifying statistics surrounding traffic deaths and injuries were highlighted.

More than 63,000 children of primary age took part in Brake’s Kids Walk with Shaun the Sheep, as 45 children are killed or injured every day on roads across the UK.

An interview with Ofsted’s Deputy Director for Schools, Matthew Purves, has revealed that school leaders and teachers believe Ofsted has the right focus for the new Education Inspection Framework (EIF) which will be launched in September. The interview, conducted by primary school curriculum provider Cornerstones Education, is the third in a series with Ofsted, as part of their commitment to help schools understand what to expect from the new framework.

Mat Smith, chartered certified accountant and solutions architect at PS Financials, part of the IRIS Software Group, puts a spotlight on improving school finance through General Annual Grant (GAG) pooling.

From concept to operational in schools, action-based research and evidence-informed practice has been, and always will be, at the heart of the Lessonvu 360-degree video recording and sharing system, DNA and developments. 

As most people working within education will know, all staff in schools and nurseries are subject to a DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) check. Schools can encounter staffing problems if DBS checks aren’t done quickly and efficiently. Here, QA Education editor Victoria Galligan busts some of the myths regarding DBS checks and explores what a DBS check actually is, who needs one and how to avoid costly delays when applying…

There is only one level of DBS check for school staff