GDPR - easy steps to help get you into gear

Mike and Liz
15 May 2018
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New General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) will come into force on 25 May 2018. It might seem daunting, but at its heart GDPR is pretty simple. It's about making sure organisations only keep information about people if they've got sound reasons to, don't hang onto it for too long and keep it safe while they have it.

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How children benefit from performing arts

Anya Day
11 May 2018
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Often perceived as a 'soft' option when compared to pursuits such as swimming, football or a stint with the Scouts, Performing Arts are hugely beneficial for children and young people - more so than many parents realise. We're going to look at some of the benefits of performing arts for children that often go unnoticed.

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Open communications with parents helps to improve school’s fortunes – a head teacher’s story

Michael McCarthy
10 April 2018
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Ridgeway Primary Academy is a school which has been on a journey - to say the least. A once-failing school and forced sponsored academy is now flourishing and achieving notable success. We wanted a way in which to show our families and community how proud they should be of the school, now back in the centre of the local community.

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Helping your child get the most out of everyday experiences

Maya Young
05 April 2018
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With having a child with autism and anxiety who had not only 'switched off' from learning, but become phobic about school and anything that smacked of being taught, I was initially limited as to what I could teach, or so I thought...

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"How was your day?" Using the journey home from school to strengthen relationships

Anna Gregory
20 March 2018
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Most parents like to ask their child about their day when they collect them from school. Answers can vary between a full, rich and coherent account including amusing anecdotes about what their friends said and what they learned in each lesson, to a one-word response along the lines of, "OK / fine / dunno". If the latter rings truer for you most of the time, or even just sometimes, we have some hints and tips to tease tales out of your child and keep a dialogue going.

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