FREE Webinar - Safeguarding in September

FREE Webinar - Safeguarding in September

The start of the new academic year is always filled with excitement, enthusiasm and to a degree, nervousness. 

This year, this is amplified because of the introduction of Ofsted’s new inspection framework as well as the preparation schools should be doing regarding  PSHE.

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What the webinar will cover:

Safeguarding in the new academic year

When pupils come through the gates on the first day of term, schools will need to deal with any issues that have affected the children through the summer break,  this can include safeguarding, mental health and behaviour issues.

The long summer holiday can impact families in many ways. Financial difficulties in providing regular meals outside of the school provision may raise concerns about Child Neglect.

And as new children arrive at school there could be changes to the dynamic in the playground creating bullying issues.

Ofsted's new Education Inspection Framework

Ofsted has recognised that those who start their journey of education with a disadvantage of any kind are more likely to be adversely affected throughout their life.

The new framework will seek to redress that imbalance while considering safeguarding measures and increasing a focus on ensuring students experience a safe learning environment free from discrimination.

Inspectors will make judgements in  four key areas:

  • the quality of education
  • behaviour and attitudes
  • personal development
  • leadership and management

Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE)

PSHE will also be a focus of change for many schools from September. From September 2020 schools that operate under the DFE will be required to teach PSHE subjects and have regard to the statutory guidance. Schools are being actively encouraged and supported to teach these subjects from September 2019, if they don’t do so already.

PSHE subjects should be taught following the principles of helping keeping children safe and prepare children for the world they are growing up in. The content should always be age appropriate.

What key areas to look at for INSET days and staff training

As well as the usual challenges that September brings, the new Ofsted framework and the impending changes to PSHE the webinar will recommend that the focus of your INSET days and staff training in September should include 5 keys areas.

  1. Staff
  2. Mental health
  3. Child exploitation
  4. Creating a safe environment
  5. Children missing education - county lines

Each will be covered in more detail during the session.

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