Mental Health Blog

HSE Publish First Aid Changes: April 2018


The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recently updated their First Aid at Work guidance. The changes are summarised below and can be read in full here.

Mandatory Pupil First Aid Training in Schools?


The Government has confirmed that it is seeking views as to whether First Aid Training should become part of the national curriculum. In a parliamentary answer, Education Minister, Nick Gibb said: “The Department is currently speaking with a broad range of expert organisations about the potential curriculum content for the new compulsory subjects in primary and secondary schools.

DfE: How to Check Early Years Staff Qualifications


The DfE (Department for Education) has published updated guidance on how to check if a person's qualifications allow them to work in an early years setting and if they can be included in staff:child ratios.

Millies Mark: Championing Paediatric First Aid Training


Following the tragic passing of their daughter who choked on food at nursery aged only nine months in 2012, Millie's parents continue to campaign for changes to Paediatric First Aid training requirements.

Paediatric Health and Safety Guide


This guide, written by David Patterson, is an extremely thorough and comprehensive resource regarding Paediatric First Aid - definitely work a read and bookmarking!!

SFA: Updated version of the 2013/14 simplified funding rates catalogue


SFA's updated version of the 2013/2014 Simplified Funding Rates catalogue. The catalogue lists all provision which the SFA has approved for public funding in 2013/2014 and their funding rates.

Ofsted: Why do Ofsted inspectors observe individual lessons and how to they evaluation teaching in schools


Clear and informative, Mike Cladingbowl, National Director, Schools fro Osted summaries why inspectors observe lessons, but that gradings are not necessarily here to stay!

NACUE: An education system fit for an Entrepreneur


Recommendations following the All Party Parliamentary Group for Micro Business calling for better integration of entrepreneur skills at all levels of education.

DfE: Update on Progress 8 measure


DfE factsheet outlining the proposed Progress 8 Measure before it is finalised early 2014.