Parents, use our online calculator to find out which childcare offer works best for you – it’s quick and easy to use. Just visit [ Childcarechoices.gov.uk Link ] #ChildcareChoices
Local elections: ‘They’re on your doorstep’

Local elections take place on Thursday 4 May. Make sure you can take part and register to vote.

Registering to vote is easy. You can do it in just a few minutes at [ Gov.uk Link ]. You’ll need to provide your National Insurance number, your date of birth and your address.

Thursday 13 April is the deadline to register to vote. Don’t miss out!

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No child should be bullied. Please support the #BeKind campaign and find out what we’re doing to tackle #bullying [ Ow.ly Link ] This Morning

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Across the country, today, there are children spending the day in fear. Too frightened to go to school. Too frightened to speak out. Too frightened to tell anyone. Across the country, today, children are being bullied. As part of 'This Morning's Be Kind' campaign we want you to watch thi...

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If you have a feeling something’s wrong, it’s important to tell someone. Talk to your local children’s social care team or a police officer – together, we can tackle child abuse. Visit [ Ow.ly Link ] #tackleabusetogether
Social workers: Consultation on the new National Assessment and Accreditation system closes 23:59 14 March 2017 [ Ow.ly Link ]

We would like your views on how we intend to deliver a national assessment and accreditation system for child and family social workers as part of our wider reforms of children’s social care.

The introduction of the National Assessment and Accreditation System – NAAS...
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Local elections: ‘They’re on your doorstep’

Local elections take place on Thursday 4 May. Make sure you can take part and register to vote.

Registering to vote is easy. You can do it in just a few minutes at [ Gov.uk Link ]. You’ll need to provide your National Insurance number, your date of birth and your address.

Thursday 13 April is the deadline to register to vote. Don’t miss...
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On the NCS - National Citizen Service programme, your 16/17-year-old will develop the skills that employers increasingly value: confidence, leadership and independence.

NCS is a great addition to your teen’s CV. In fact, almost three quarters (72%) of NCS graduates feel more confident about getting a job after doing NCS. All NCS graduates receive a certificate signed by the Prime Minister,...
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The database for the spring school census will close to amendments from schools and local authorities on Wednesday 15 March.

To help you make your returns for the spring school census, DfE has produced various guides that are available on the school census website: [ Gov.uk Link ]
We’ve committed £81mil to Family Fund (Official) which supports over 58,000 families in England with grants for essential items [ Ow.ly Link ]
If you suspect child abuse, report it. It won’t mean the child will be taken away, but it could mean a vulnerable young person gets the help they need. Find out more about what happens when you make a report and what to do if you suspect child abuse [ Ow.ly Link ] #tackleabusetogether
Parents – could NCS - National Citizen Service be for your teen?

National Citizen Service (NCS) is a 2-4 week programme which takes place outside of term time in the spring, summer and autumn holidays.

NCS is proven to have a massive impact on young people’s lives. The programme can build confidence in meeting new people, lower anxiety and boost resilience, as well as develop skills that can...
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A £215 million funding boost to transform the lives of thousands of children with special educational needs and disabilities, by increasing school capacity and making it easier for them to access good school places, has today been announced by Edward Timpson, Minister for Vulnerable Children and Families.

Find out more about how this funding will be used to support young people: [ Gov.uk Link ]
The 2017 Pupil Premium Awards are now open for applications. #ppawards

To mark the launch of the 2017 awards, read a blog post from Steve Williamson, headteacher of Northern Saints C of E Primary School and joint winner in last year’s KS2 category about how his school used its Pupil Premium funding to raise pupils’ aspirations:

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The government has today tabled amendments to the Children and Social Work Bill which will make it a requirement that all secondary schools in England teach relationships and sex education (RSE).

The amendments also allow the government to make regulations requiring personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) to be taught in all schools in England - primary and secondary,...
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Worried a child is being abused? Worried about reporting your concern? Don’t be. If you think it, report it. Anything you notice could help a child at risk. [ Ow.ly Link ] #tackleabusetogether
Take part in transforming teachers’ continuing professional development (CPD) and leadership development. The Teaching and Leadership Innovation Fund (TLIF) aims to improve pupil outcomes in priority areas by increasing better provision of teachers’ CPD and leadership development in challenging areas and challenging schools.

The NCTL will shortly launch a first application round, where we...
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Teaching and Leadership Innovation Fund (TLIF) Supplier Information Days

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A change in a child’s appearance, behaviour or communication could be a sign of abuse. If you think it, report it, visit [ Ow.ly Link ] #tackleabusetogether
Hands up for Tax-Free Childcare! If you’re a nanny or childminder, make sure you’re registered with your childcare regulatory body now so you can offer parents Tax-Free Childcare. Once you’ve done that, sign up to offer Tax-Free Childcare at [ Service.gov.uk Link ]