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  • How to review your school uniform policy Follow these steps to make sure your uniform policy is in line with the DfE's statutory guidance on uniform costs. Use our cost ready-reckoner, policy audit and consultation guidance to help you develop a policy that works for your school and provides value for money.
  • School uniform Use our resources to help you comply with the new statutory guidance on school uniform and make sure you're securing best value for money for parents.
  • Statutory guidance on the cost of school uniform Be clear what the DfE's statutory guidance on the cost of school uniform means for your school and what you need to do to comply.
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  • Organising a school event: what to consider Be confident you've got everything covered so your event runs smoothly. Get up to speed with how to keep on top of health and safety, what you can charge for, any insurance or licences needed, and data protection issues around photos and videos.
  • Parent forum: guidance and templates Get advice on how to run a parent forum. Understand how you can use them to engage with your wider school community and how to get parents involved. Find everything you need to get set up, including a model terms of reference and a template agenda.
  • Parents on school trips: guidance and templates Get tips on how best to support parent volunteers on school trips. Download our template letter to recruit volunteers, as well as a pack of resources to help make sure parents feel fully confident on the trip.
  • Parent teacher association (PTA): guidance Learn about how to set up a PTA, register it as a charity and see examples of PTA constitutions from primary and secondary schools.
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  • 5 tips to reduce your pupil report workload See examples of time-saving report-writing strategies from other schools, alongside advice on how to improve your reporting processes to parents.
  • EYFS: how to report to parents All early years providers must report to parents at age 2 and at the end of the EYFS. Find out what you need to include in these reports and use our templates - based on the 2021 EYFS framework - to help you write them.
  • Free your teachers from report-writing frenzy: a case study Hazelbury Primary School has replaced traditional end-of-year reports with pupil-authored learning journals. Teachers have better work-life balance, the headteacher saves over 400 hours a year and parents get all the information they need. Here's how you could achieve this too.
  • Making parents' evening more inclusive Get maximum engagement from your school community by making parents' evening accessible and inclusive. Download and share our parents' questions form and understand your responsibilities to make reasonable adjustments.
  • Parent consultation evenings: requirements You need to provide at least 1 opportunity per year for parents to discuss pupil progress with a teacher. Get guidance on how you might do this.
  • Pupil reports to parents: checklist and templates Use our checklist to make sure your annual reports to parents meet statutory requirements, and see what extra information you need to include at the end of KS1 and KS2. Download our templates and adapt them to suit your needs.
  • Supporting teachers at parents' evening Reduce the stress around parents’ evenings with expert advice on planning and running the event. Download and share our top tips on effective parent/teacher conversations and a talking points template to help staff scaffold effective discussions.
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