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Safeguarding in schools

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What schools need to know about seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

It is normal to miss the summer months and lighter evenings, but when does season preference turn into seasonal affective disorder (SAD)? We explore all you need to know about SAD and how to support your pupils and staff through these winter months.

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Health and safety in schools: a checklist for the Autumn term.

The Autumn term can whizz by in a flash. Settling in the new children, staff inductions and new policies to implement. Regularly undertaking a health and safety audit across your school is beneficial. If you are a part of a MAT, undertaking the same H&S...

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First Aid Risk Assessment 2023: Why, When and How.

School leaders are responsible for meeting the minimum statutory requirement for first aid. Included in the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 , Headteachers and MAT CEOs are tasked with ensuring ‘reasonable precautions’ are taken to identify health and...

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Invasive group A strep (IGAS) & how to manage in schools & nurseries

There have recently been 8 deaths in children under the age of 12 in the UK linked to Invasive Group A Strep (IGAS). With the UK still recovering from the Covid 19 global pandemic, it is understandable that parents and school staff want to know what...

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Safeguarding in schools: Section 15, the forgotten section.

Safeguarding is the key focus in schools; school provision is centred around providing staff with training on identifying signs of the four areas of abuse and the associated process to support the child as best as possible. Headteachers and CEOs must...

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