The consultation on strengthening QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) finishes today and while strengthening the profession is indeed vital against the current backdrop of teacher shortage, the devil has certainly been in the detail.
If you work with children you may be familiar with a 'what if?' conversation. These conversations can often assist professionals to establish if a child or children are at risk of harm, and if they need to raise a safeguarding 'cause for concern'.
Thirty years ago Section 28 of the Local Government Act 1988 became law. This short clause - less than two hundred words - impacted upon the education of millions of British people. It prevented schools from “promoting” homosexuality or teaching “the acceptability of homosexuality as a pretended family relationship”.
That’s the question Nansi Ellis, National Education Union policy AGS, came away with from last Friday’s Westminster Education Forum on the future of assessment and qualifications.
Jayne Whistance discusses concerns specific to bisexuality and the issues that can be faced.
A guest blog from Daniel Gray, Middle leader at Harris Academy South Norwood and Co-founder of LGBTed.
Advice to help you have confident conversations about gender from NEU (ATL section) equalities officer, John Shortell.
Inside the independent residential special school that treats its high-needs pupils as people first, not labels.
The National Education Union recently commissioned research to find out how widespread the practice of using ability groups in the early years and key stages in English schools.
Rosalie Hayes, Policy & Campaigns Officer at National Aids Trust (NAT), explains five things you need to know about HIV this World AIDS Day (1 December), including the important role that schools can play in ending the negative impact of HIV.