Catch up on the latest education, teaching, recruitment and Flourish HQ news below:

Over 1.6 million pupils in England have Special Educational Needs (SEN) and of these, 26% have an EHC plan in place.

Thursday, June 20, 2024

The Department for Education have today released the latest data about Special Education Needs in England, it shows 1,673,205 pupils in England have Special Educational Needs (SEN) and of these, 26% have an EHC plan in place.

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  • Flourish Champions of the Summer Term 2024

    Wednesday, June 19, 2024

    This week we have been surprising our Flourish Champions of the Summer Term, at the schools that they work with and presenting them with a gift voucher and flowers to thank them for their dedication, flexibility and for being amazing to us, the schools that they work with and the pupils that they support.

  • 2023 saw the largest rise in Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans in the last 7 years!

    Friday, June 14, 2024

    The Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan report released yesterday by the Department of Education, shows that the number of children and young adults with EHC plans has increased by 11.4% from 2023 – the largest rise in the last seven years.

  • Flourish Education met Birmingham Newman University ECT’s today!

    Flourish Education met Birmingham Newman University ECT’s today!

    Friday, April 19, 2024

    We had a fantastic day at Birmingham Newman University today, meeting undergrads and PGCE students who are graduating this year.

    Listening to their apprehensions, excitement and dreams for their ECT years and what’s next was really insightful.

  • 1 in 5 Teachers surveyed have been hit by a pupil this year

    Thursday, March 28, 2024

    Using the survey tool Teacher Tapp, BBC News surveyed nearly 9,000 teachers in England to find out about their experiences with behaviour in the classroom and the results are concerning.

  • Competition Time: Flourish Out And About

    Tuesday, March 19, 2024

    Share a picture of your flourish branded merch on your socials to be in for the chance to win a £50 high street voucher.

  • Flourish Education is a Great Place to Work!

    Friday, March 8, 2024

    We are proud to announce that we have been Certified™ by Great Place To Work®. This prestigious award is based entirely on what our current employees have said about their experience working at Flourish Education.

    This year, 100% of our employees said it’s a great place to work compared to 54% of employees at a typical UK based company.

  • Flourish Champions of the Spring Term 2024

    Thursday, February 29, 2024

    This week, the Flourish team have been surprising our Flourish Champions of the Term, at the schools that they work with and presenting them with a gift voucher and flowers to thank them for their dedication, flexibility and for being amazing to us, the schools that they work with and the pupils that they support.

  • The Teacher Workload Reduction Taskforce have published their initial recommendations to help reduce working hours for teachers and leaders by 5 hours a week within the next 3 years.

    Tuesday, January 16, 2024

    The taskforce has published a raft of initial recommendations including the implementation of well-being champions, removal of performance related pay, clear communication to parents and the wider public on expectations around planning, marking and feedback, and listed 23 administrative tasks that teachers should stop doing to reduce their workload.

  • Flourish’s Father Christmas has been busy spreading some festive cheer this December

    Flourish’s Father Christmas has been busy spreading some festive cheer this December

    Tuesday, December 19, 2023

    We have been busy spreading some festive cheer this December by visiting Primary Schools across the Midlands with Father Christmas, his grotto and a team of helpful elves and handing out books to EYFS and KS1 pupils.

  • We have gained 100% in our APSCo Audit for the third year running!

    Friday, December 15, 2023

    We are extremely proud to announce, that for the third year running, we have gained 100% in our APSCo compliance plus audit!

    This is a huge accomplishment for us. APSCo’s Compliance+ is an uncompromising quality benchmark for education recruitment agencies, which goes beyond statutory safeguarding standards and aims for excellence in competency selections and service quality.