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

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.

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  • 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.

  • Secondary Teacher Training recruitment target missed by 50% this year

    Thursday, December 7, 2023

    The Initial teacher training (ITT) census 2023/2024, published this morning shows the Department For Education has missed it’s target for Secondary Teacher recruitment by 50% this year and missed it’s Primary Teacher recruitment target by 4%.

  • Flourish Champions of the Autumn Term

    Flourish Champions of the Autumn Term

    Friday, December 1, 2023

    This week we 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 totally awesome to us, the schools that they work with and the pupils that they support.

  • Teacher well-being is at it's lowest ever recorded!

    Thursday, November 30, 2023

    Teacher well-being is at it's lowest ever recorded, the education workforce are stressed and over worked, there is a poor organisational culture across many schools and colleges and there is low trust in the accountability system - these are the findings from the 2023 Teacher Well Being Index by Education Support.

  • The winner of our 2023 Christmas card competition is....

    Thursday, November 16, 2023

    The winner of our Flourish Christmas Card Competition 2023 is Kasey, a pupil in Reception at Little Sutton Primary School. We thought her Christmas Card was extremely creative and perfectly captured the spirit of Christmas.

  • Paediatric First Aid Training

    Thursday, November 2, 2023

    As part of our commitment to continued professional development for our Flourish Team, we organised free Level 3 Paediatric First Aid training for a cohort of Teachers and Teaching Assistants who work with Flourish Education over half term.

  • The number of Children Missing School in England is a National Crisis – what can be done to tackle this crisis?

    Thursday, October 19, 2023

    Figures for the 2022-23 academic year show the number of Children missing school in England has increased significantly since COVID-19, with an overall absence rate of 7.6%, up from around 4-5% pre-pandemic. Alarmingly, figures also show 22.3% of pupils were "persistently absent", which is defined as missing 10% or more of their lessons during the 2022-23 academic year - What can be done to tackle this school absence crisis?

  • Flourish Education Sponsored the BASBM Autumn Conference

    Wednesday, October 4, 2023

    We had a fantastic day at Edgbaston Cricket Club yesterday, sponsoring the Birmingham Association of School Business Managers (BASBM) Autumn Conference.

  • The Cost-Of-Living Crisis, together with existing pressures, is creating a self-perpetuating cycle of negative impact on pupils and schools.

    Thursday, September 21, 2023

    The Cost-Of-Living Crisis, together with existing pressures, is creating a self-perpetuating cycle of negative impact on pupils and schools; that is the findings from the latest research released by the National Foundation For Education Research (NFER)