Journal

Sharing Data to Safeguard Children

At the beginning of the year the Information Commissioner’s Office launched a campaign called ‘Think. Check. Share.’ in partnership with education, law enforcement and social service organisations to raise awareness about responsible data sharing to protect children from harm. This followed on from a 10-step practical guide outlining how organisations can safely and lawfully share …

Timetabling is easy when you know how

Mastering Time: The Crucial Role of the School Timetable In the heart of British education, where tradition meets innovation, there exists a silent architect shaping the rhythm of each school day: the school timetable. Often overshadowed by more glamorous aspects of education, its significance cannot be overstated. It serves as the backbone of the academic …

Importance of flexible working in schools

What is Flexible Working? Flexible working is a type of working arrangement which gives a degree of flexibility on how long, where, when and at what times employees work. All employers, including schools, have a legal duty to protect the health, safety and welfare of their staff. Since this will include minimising the risk of …

HR Challenges

Teacher Recruitment and Retention Challenge: There is a shortage of qualified teachers in certain subjects and areas. Solution: Teachers can be paid a recruitment and retention allowance from M1 to M6. Teachers are given as much support as possible, either through help with their well-being, or other initiatives to lessen the burden of their work. …

MIS Team Corner

Welcome to Our New Team Members! We are excited to welcome two new members of staff to join the MIS Team. Daniel and Kevin both have a wealth of experience in the education sector and are passionate about helping schools and other educational institutions to make the most of their MIS systems. Daniel has over …

My Mission as a Food Safety and Hygiene Specialist

Who am I? My name is Sandra Zirolyte (Catering and Cleaning Inspection Officer), and I specialise in food safety and premises hygiene. I work for The Education Space and I work with educational settings and schools to ensure they meet food safety standards and hygiene within their kitchens/dining areas and cleaning standards within their premises. …

Newham Schools Making the Stars of the Future

The Education Act 1981 was the first major steps to developing the amazingly inclusive schools we see today. None more so than the brilliant schools in Newham. By creating environments where everyone can succeed, we open up opportunities for everyone to follow their dreams. I had the absolute pleasure of sitting down with Ellen Goodey, …

Showcasing Successful Partnerships

Governors’ and Trustees’ Annual Conference Report November 2022 Schools do not exist in isolation. They are part of a larger system. Therefore, it is only right that, as system leaders, their Governors and Trustees should naturally not only focus on their own schools as organisations, but also on how their schools fit into the system …