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New requirements for school websites new content New statutory requirements for school websites

New statutory requirements for school websites

The statutory requirements for maintained schools to publish certain information on their school websites were brought into effect in 2012. Since then there have been a number of updates and changes to what should be published on school websites.

Improve Pupil's Well-being Ways to help improve pupil’s well-being using Wall Art

Ways to help improve pupil’s well-being using Wall Art

Anxiety and mental health issues in children and teenagers is rapidly increasing. Services like CAMHS are overloaded and Childline recently reported a rise of 35% in calls regarding anxiety issues.

Ravenswood School reading wall themed corridor wall art Promote reading through your school’s walls

Promote reading through your school’s walls

Fostering a love of reading is always high on a schools agenda and raising the profile of reading plays an important role.

Bespoke Wall Art 10 ways to use bespoke Wall Art in your school

10 ways to use bespoke Wall Art in your school

Schools are full of plain and tired walls and surfaces that could easily be brought to life using inspiring wall art.

quizzes with children 10 reasons why you should use quizzes with children

10 reasons why you should use quizzes with children

How may of those quizzes that pop up on Facebook you have done recently? They can get addictive. When many of us were young we loved those quizzes in our favourite weekly magazines that would tot up whether you were a ‘mostly A’s/B’s/Cs’ type. Now we can quiz until our hearts content online – there is always one we haven’t done yet.

Children Blogging 10 reasons why children should be blogging

10 reasons why children should be blogging

There are usually two camps of people when it comes to blogging in school – those who love it and those who hate it. It’s a bit like marmite.

Successful School Website Maintaining a successful school website – time for a tidy up?

Maintaining a successful school website – time for a tidy up?

Schools are busy places with events and changes happening every day so your website can quickly become filled with outdated information and need a spring clean.

Osmani Primary School Vision and Values Workshop Vision and Values Workshop at Osmani Primary School

Vision and Values Workshop at Osmani Primary School

Remi Atoyebi has been the head teacher of Osmani Primary School’s for ten years this year. The school itself is also celebrating the big 3-0. For Remi and her staff this year felt like a poignant time providing them with a natural opportunity to reflect on all the progress and achievements to be proud of so far and a time to question how best they as a staff could take Osmani forward for the next 10 years.

What does Ofsted want to see on your school website What does Ofsted want to see on your school website?

What does Ofsted want to see on your school website?

When The School Information (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 came in and school websites became a compulsory item for all schools Ofsted quickly made it clear that a school’s website would form part of their judgements. Schools these days are only too aware of how important a school’s website is both legally and in terms of Ofsted ratings.

The thinking behind OneSite new website The thinking behind OneSite.

The thinking behind OneSite.

As a teacher of many years I have seen so many new directives, ideas, ways of thinking and approaches to excellent provision and teaching. Some I have loved, some I have despised.

Stimulate learning Stimulate learning and raise aspirations through displays

Stimulate learning and raise aspirations through displays

We live in a very visual culture. Your pupils are used to being visually stimulated from so many angles and from such a young age with all the technology that is available to them. In order to engage them, we are in a time where the visual presentation of lessons, activities and your school are of huge consequence to a pupil’s ability to learn.

Learning Environment And Pupil Progress The effect of the learning environment on pupils’ progress

The effect of the learning environment on pupils’ progress

As adults we are well aware of what effects our moods and motivation and its fair to say that usually, if we feel good in the environment and surroundings we live or work in then we feel happier. A dreary, tatty room is uninspiring, whereas an aesthetically pleasing workplace on the other hand has an impact on our positivity and our outlook.

The Google mobile website deadline is here e-safety How to promote e-safety effectively

How to promote e-safety effectively

As schools, you are constantly teaching children how to be e-safe, just as you are teaching them to play safely outside, cook safely and behave safely around each other and in public.

 Is the hard work that you do regarding e-safety clear to parents, prospective parents and Ofsted?

school governing body What should you be publishing about your Governing Body?

What should you be publishing about your Governing Body?

Before the end of term there was much speculation over changes to the Statutory Regulations for what should appear on a school website. Over the summer we have been keeping a beady eye on any changes.

Promoting Safeguarding on your website Promoting Safeguarding on your website

Promoting Safeguarding on your website

Safeguarding is an important part of a schools duty towards the development of their pupils and is a very current topic this term with the new responsibilities for schools under The Counter Terrorism Act 2015.

Counter Terrorism and Security act 2015 The Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 and your website

The Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 and your website

The Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 places a duty of care on schools to prevent people being drawn into terrorism as part of their safeguarding duties. This statutory duty came into effect on today and places responsibilities with schools to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.

website content Ofsted ready Top tips to get your school’s website is Ofsted ready

Top tips to get your school’s website is Ofsted ready

Most of us are familiar with Ofsted taking a peak at a school’s website ahead of inspections. It can help them form a good first impression and get a feel for the lifeblood of a school. But often too, Ofsted are checking that key information that should be there is there, and have certain ‘hot topics’ where brownie points may be issued if they’re seen to be included.

Additional funding pots photography Are you using additional funding pots?

Are you using additional funding pots?

It’s that time of year when budgets are being rubber-stamped and use of school funding becomes a hot topic. It is especially important for schools to be transparent these days with the statutory requirements that expect you to publish your allocations, expenditure and impact of additional pots of money on your websites.

Google website deadline for future proofing websites The Google mobile website deadline is here

The Google mobile website deadline is here

With over 67% of all searches now made from a mobile device, Google has announced that from April 21st 2015 it will favour in the search results mobile friendly websites over websites that are not responsive to mobile devices.

Brand bespoke graphic for web page How to create an effective school brand

How to create an effective school brand

A strong brand helps you make an impact each and every time a parent, pupil or stakeholder makes contact with your school. A strong brand can give you a competitive advantage when trying to get the attention of prospective parents.

Effective website for schools 5 ways to create an effective website for your school

5 ways to create an effective website for your school

We’ve put together 5 simple tips to help you create a more effective website.

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