A brighter future for children of the North

Following the recent ‘Growing up North’ report we have compiled an overview of the main headlines and recommendations to keep you up to date.

Risky business? Weigh up the costs and the benefits of the RPA

Does your academy have a risk protection arrangement (RPA) in place? Learn more about the DfE’s latest guidance for academies.

Biometric Analysis: Dactyloscopy dialled down

With more schools and colleges looking into fingerprint, retina or facial recognition technology, our experts explain some of the practicalities of introducing this in education.

GDP…Argh or Ahhh?

From sighs of relief to screams of frustration, GDPR has evoked many emotions. For some rational advice for schools – read our review of the DfE’s new data protection toolkit.

Councils look out for Local Government Ombudsman

You might be surprised how the LGO handled a parent complaint about a local authority’s efforts to find alternative education for an excluded child.

A MAT made in Heaven?

How schools and multi-academy trusts may get to know each other better before tying the knot.

New education secretary, same goals?

How will Damian Hinds, the new Secretary of State for Education, make his mark?

Gender pay on display

New initiative requires employers to bare all and publish gender pay gap results

Reading between the lines: Searching children in school

The latest on school powers to search, screen and confiscate… and a child’s ability to give consent.

It’s not us, it’s EU

Raising the bar across the continent or unwanted meddling in nations’ school matters? We look at Europe’s ambitious Education Area plans.