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Nurseries sent first official cyber-attack warning

Nurseries  and childminders are being warned of the threat of cyber-attacks, in  guidance from the government’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). It  is the first time that the agency – part of the GCHQ intelligence  service – has given guidance to a sector caring for such young children. It includes warnings to use password protection […]

Schools report 90 per cent of pupils taking on-site Covid test’s

Nine out of 10 pupils are taking part in on-site Covid testing at the  majority of schools and colleges on the first day of the full return, a  union survey has found. A poll of 729 secondary schools and colleges from the Association of  School and College Leaders (ASCL) found 54 per cent of leaders […]

First day back at school has ‘gone well’, say heads

The first day back at school for millions of children in England has “gone well”, say head teachers. They  are reporting high levels of take-up of Covid tests and compliance with  new rules on wearing masks in secondary school classrooms. Primary schools have opened in full, but most secondary schools are phasing a return to […]

Welcome Back and Good Luck

We would like to extend a warm welcome back to all pupils in England from today and good luck to all of our schools.

Lateral flow testing in England’s schools

As schools in England prepare to welcome all children back  on Monday, staff and parents are getting ready for a new coronavirus  testing regime. So what do we know about the “lateral flow” devices they’ll be using?  Should we be worried about false negatives or false positives? And will  asymptomatic testing be enough to keep […]

An interview with former Headteacher Jackie Beere OBE

Jackie Beere OBE is a former Headteacher of a large secondary school  in Northamptonshire. She was awarded an OBE in 2002 for developing  innovative learning programmes for students and teachers. As the author  of several best-selling books on learning, coaching and personal  development, Jackie now speaks all over the world to business leaders  and school […]