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  • Facebook for teachers: 'cheat sheet' Help your staff to keep their social media profiles secure and to know what to do if they're contacted by a pupil or parent online.
  • Jewellery in PE lessons: asking pupils to remove it Can we insist that pupils remove jewellery for PE lessons? We explain that schools are free to insist that pupils remove jewellery, including earrings, for PE lessons. We also relay advice from local authorities and one of our associate experts on pupils participating in PE lessons while wearing jewellery.
  • Keeping school pets: guidance Can we keep a school pet? We explain that it is up to schools whether to keep a pet, although it is not recommended by animal welfare charities. This article relays guidance on keeping exotic pets and handling animals in school, and links to examples of pet policies.
  • Managing late collection of pupils Get expert advice on what to do if parents don't collect their children from school on time, or fail to collect them. See examples of school policies on late or non-collection.
  • Schools' duty of care to pupils Find out about your school's duty of care to pupils, and when you might be held liable for a pupil injury.
  • Supervision of pupils during breaks and lunchtimes (primary) Are there lunchtime supervision requirements in primary schools? This article cites advice from the DfE and looks at school policies, including examples of how schools manage pupils using the toilets during breaks. It also links to The Key’s article on EYFS supervision requirements.