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What do I need to know?


  • The NSPCC has published a new episode of its fortnightly child protection podcast. This episode looks at safer recruitment in education. 
  • We’ve released an updated version of our popular Safer recruitment in education online course, which supports anyone responsible for recruiting, shortlisting and vetting members of staff or volunteers. Developed by experts in safer recruitment, the course includes contemporary scenario-based exercises and updated resources that reflect the latest best practice and legislation in the UK.
  • Our Keeping Children Safe Online course is a media-rich, CPD-certified elearning course that will enhance your understanding of how your pupils use the internet and will help you identify bullying and harmful content online.
  • The Department for Education (DfE) has published guides written for parents of primary and secondary age pupils in England that schools can use to communicate with them about teaching relationships, sex and health education.
  • Lots of online CPD for E-Safety and safeguarding advice.
  • NYCC have started Safeguarding workshops. Next one 9/10- Harrogate or 3/12 Selby AVS.
  • Main messages were about record keeping, reading all of part one and section 5 and Annex A; Governors need to read the whole document; Contextual safeguarding and county lines issues; all governors need S128 checks and recorded on single central record.


  • A brief introduction to podcasts for maths teachers. Listen while you are cooking, commuting or marking.
  • Maths Hubs projects for 2019/20: still time to sign up for the fully-funded CPD opportunities available through Maths Hubs and the NCETM for 2019/20. The 25 projects cover a broad range of teaching and curriculum areas, and are aimed at teachers of all school and college phases, from Early Years, through primary and GCSE, to post-16. At local level, each project has a Work Group you can join. You can see the full range of projects, and find out how you can get involved, on the Maths Hubs website.


  • Requirements for RSE are changing from September 2020. If you’re updating your curriculum or policy, you need to start the consultation process now. Use our templates and resources to help you consult with parents, pupils and staff.
  • The Key: Jobs for the Autumn Term; help with writing a HT’s report; the DFE is updating its list of Statutory policies.; ‘Confidence in your curriculum: resource hub- audit tool for your curriculum
  • EEF- This report – recommends a tiered approach to spending the Pupil Premium- ‘The EEF Guide to the PP’
  • In the latest episode of our Trialled and Tested podcast, we explore working memory and its importance to teaching and learning: what it is, why it’s important for teachers to know about it, and how an understanding of working memory can inform the way teachers teach.


  • Geography Association, History association, PSHCE Association,

NATRE website: lots of resources to teach with; checklist for subject leadership;

  • Understanding the new ofsted framework in the RE Classroom- Intent-Implementation- Impact Resources for interfaith week: 10-17th November RE assessment resource book