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What should Ofsted expect from primary subject leaders?

What should we expect of a primary subject leader?  With the new Ofsted framework now coming into effect, a new article by James Bowen on the TES website calls for Ofsted to be realistic about expectations placed on subject leaders in light of such a big change.

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Sometimes all you need is a ball of string!

Recently a number of pleas have appeared on social media from panicked history subject leaders seeking advice on how to spend their budget allocation.  

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Department of Education School Sport and Activity Plan

The Department of Education has released their School Sport and Activity Action Plan, detailing the importance of children leading full, healthy and active lives from an early age and the positive effects that this can have on children’s mental health. 

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Empathy Day 11th June 2019 - Your Free 'Acts of Kindness' lesson

Empathy Day was founded by Empathy Lab in 2017. On Empathy Day, Emapthy Lab want everyone to read 'because stories and book characters build our real-life empathy.' Celebrate empathy day with our free 'Acts of Kindness' lesson taken from Character Education: The Star Awards Programme

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Education Secretary Damian Hinds Announces Character Panel

The Education Secretary has announced a Character panel to find ways to help young people develop character and resilience. Find out more with our blog and see how Character Education: The Star Awards Programme can help your school. 

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