everything curriculum | April 2018

An educational roundup of news and current affairs for schools

Schools could be required to mix with children from different backgrounds

As reported by the HuffPost, the government has proposed to better encourage social integration by forcing schools to ensure they mix children from other backgrounds, if they come from a single ethnic or religious community. Read more at Education Business

Are you ready for GDPR?

Schools are being encouraged to prepare for GDPR when it comes into force on 25 May 2018. The General Data Protection Regulation will help strengthen data protection and will impact any organisation that holds data, including schools. Read more at Education Executive

Less schools are applying to be academies

The number of schools applying to become academies has dropped according to figures by the Department for Education. There were 88 applications in February for academy conversion, which is the lowest number for February in the last four years that figures were available. Read more at Education Business

PSHE and SRE should both be compulsory

A survey by the National Education Union of 560 education staff in primary and secondary schools in England found that 91% feel that PSHE and SRE should have a regular slot in school timetables and be an integral part of the school curriculum. 96% said that high–quality relationship and sex education can play a role in keeping children safe from harm. Read more at Education Business


As reported by Schools Week, fraudsters posing as headteachers have conned schools across the country of £145,124 since September 2017. The scam involves a fraudster creating an email address that’s similar to a particular headteacher’s and using it to contact members of staff with responsibility for authorising financial transfers. Read more at Education Business

Schools lose £145k to fraudsters

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