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Editorial Comment: Schools should be left alone!

How many times have we seen organisations, charities and even ministers call for schools to be given a duty to tackle some societal problem or other? Enough is enough, says Geoff Barton
SecEd 543: July 2019

SecEd 543: July 2019

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PSHE: Knife crime lessons

1 July 2019

Curriculum materials based on the dangers of carrying knives and knife crime in general have ...

Anti-Bullying Week 2019

1 July 2019

This year’s Anti-Bullying Week is to highlight the small and simple changes that we can make ...


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