Transition: reception to year 1Use these strategies and techniques to smooth pupils' experience of transition from reception to year 1, and find out how EYFS practitioners and year 1 teachers should work together.
Transition to secondary school: pupils with SENRead about the requirement to plan for pupils with special educational needs (SEN) who are moving from primary to secondary school, and tips for each phase to help the transition go smoothly.
Boosting pupils' self-esteemHow can we boost pupils' self-esteem? This article looks at guidance on promoting pupils' mental health and wellbeing, and ideas and resources you can use in school. We also link to advice on helping parents boost their child's confidence and supporting pupils to improve their own self-esteem.
Providing free period products: guidance and toolsUpdatedKnow the ins and outs of the DfE's free period product scheme, including how it's funded and how to order tampons and pads. Download our consultation pack to help you gather views from parents and pupils, and use our poster to alert pupils to the signs of toxic shock syndrome.
Pupils with SEN: supporting mental healthSupport the mental health of pupils with SEN using strategies such as enabling pupil voice and developing emotional self-management. We also link to special school wellbeing policies.
Trans pupils: summary of legal rightsUnderstand your legal responsibilities around supporting pupils that identify as trans in your school and learn how to make informed decisions around the arrangements you put in place.
Free school meals (FSM): who's eligible?Find out the eligibility criteria for free school meals (FSM), and learn about the transitional protections in place during the Universal Credit rollout period.
Natasha's Law and school food standards: requirementsGet to grips with Natasha's Law and the changes to allergen labelling requirements in force from 1 October 2021. Plus, understand what the food standards are, when your school has to follow them and how you can check that you're compliant.