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Check out these great free resources by Media Smart on educating 9 to 11 year olds about advertising and body image. Includes teacher notes, a film featuring young people, case studies and a guide for parents.

Find out more: [ Mediasmart.uk.com Link ]
‘Be not afraid of greatness’

To mark Shakespeare Lives in Schools Day, help your students discover Shakespeare and his relevance in today’s world with this free Shakespeare Lives in Schools teacher resource pack. It explores the key themes of modern life with ready-made activities to support you in the classroom.

Find out more here: [ Bit.ly Link ] and via Schools Online – British Council...
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Every child should have an education that allows them to go as far as their talents will take them. However, we know that a good school place still remains out of reach for too many children. We know how worrying this is for parents. Therefore, the government wants your views on plans to provide a good school place for every child that caters to their individual talents, abilities and needs....
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Government announces further investment to improve schools and transform outcomes for children [ Ow.ly Link ]

New funding for school improvement - News stories - GOV.UK

Nominate outstanding governing boards and clerks for the National Governors' Association Awards 2017 before tomorrow ow.ly/hVLO305hMZ9
Grammar school students do very well in academic subjects and a high number of pupils go on to attend leading universities. Since 1998 it has been illegal to open new grammar schools. We want to change the rules to allow new grammar schools to open where you want them, whilst setting strict conditions to make sure new grammars improve the education of pupils in other parts of the school...
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Lord Nash will present the National Governors' Association Awards 2017. Get your nominations in before 1 Dec: ow.ly/hVLO305hMZ9
16-19 & interested in Animation/Documentary/Screenwriting/VFX? Apply for #BFIFilmAcademy specialist residentials [ Bfi.org.uk Link ]
Do you remember falling in love with Shakespeare?

Start your pupils on their own life-long journey with him this academic year by downloading this free Shakespeare Lives in Schools teacher resource pack. It’s full of activities that explore key themes across the English curriculum.

Download it here: [ Bit.ly Link ] and via Schools Online – British Council

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The government has announced more than £300 million to help young people from every background enjoy the benefits of music and the arts.

Thousands of children to benefit from music and arts investment - Press releases - GOV.UK

Do you have the skills & experience to lead the @Ofstednews Board? Applications for Ofsted Chair by 9am 28 November [ Ow.ly Link ]

Chair of the Ofsted Board - Centre for Public Appointments

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Tax-Free Childcare

Are you 16-19 and want to get into the film industry? #BFIFilmAcademy courses are recruiting UK wide now! [ Bfimessages.org.uk Link ]

BFI Film Academy Courses 2016/17

Want to #GetIntoTeaching? Lampton LWA Scitt are holding an event on 15 November, 5pm to 8pm which could help start your career as a teacher.
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“Schools should be safe places for children to develop and learn. Teachers work hard to support pupils with issues such as bullying and the Power for Good award acknowledges their contribution, I am incredibly honoured to present this accolade in its first year.” Caroline Dinenage, Minister for Women, Equalities and Early Years #AntiBullyingWeek #PowerForGood
£4.4 million government fund backs projects including tootoot app to let children use screenshots of online abuse to report bullying. ‘Tootoot’ is an online platform providing 24-hour support to young people who are victims of bullying or online abuse.

[ Gov.uk Link ] #PowerForGood #AntiBullyingPro #AntiBullyingWeek

Tootoot with Will Mellor and Animation

A good school place remains out of reach for too many children. Find out about our plans to address this: [ Number10.gov.uk Link ]
Don’t miss the opportunity to put questions about 2017 national curriculum assessments to our panel of experts. STA’s live webinars will be broadcast tomorrow, Tuesday 15 November.

The KS1 webinar will be broadcast at 12:30pm, and the KS2 webinar at 3:45pm. Each webinar lasts 45 minutes and you can submit questions now. If you can’t make it, recorded versions will be available to download...
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Are you interested in what post-16 courses are available? The national post-16 course directory is now updated and available on the National Careers Service website. You can use the directory to help make decisions about post-16 education and training options [ Direct.gov.uk Link ]