This area of the Better Governor website, focuses on news articles and reports that highlight school issues impacting on pupils, their needs and requirements, and how governing bodies can ensure their school provides the right support, at the right time, to all pupils, from the most vulnerable to the most able.
The results from the new AS level qualifications, introduced in 2015, have now arrived. Governors in secondary schools will want clarity over their meaning and need to consider the questions these results raise. Read more...
The DfE will require all schools to categorise the stages of proficiency of the pupils who have English as an additional language. New statutory requirements will require this assessment to be completed and information returned annually.
This Better Governor webinar will focus on the newly published DfE Statutory guidance on Safeguarding for schools that comes into effect in September 2016. The early publication of this draft guidance has been timed to allow schools to become familiar with the changes, in readiness for implementation in September.
This Better Governor podcast focuses on the key elements of safeguarding in schools and what school governors and clerks need to know about it.
This article explains, for governors and clerks, the Channel programme and how it supports the Prevent Duty on schools. We also link to an online Channel awareness training programme.
This subscriber podcast explores The Prevent Duty and and what it means to schools. It provides governors and clerks, in maintained schools and academies with a quick, easy-to-understand overview of what governors need to know about Prevent and how to ensure that schools are responding to this vital element of safeguarding.
This article looks at the government's new website "Educate Against Hate" and summarises for school governors and clerks, the key aspects of the site's content.
The Home Office published a factsheet on 29th January 2016 outlining the reporting duty, on schools and others, relating to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) which came into force on 31st October. This article explores the key messages in the factsheet and the implications for governance in our schools.
This article explores Pupil Premium, its origins, value and how governing bodies should monitor its impact on closing the gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers.
This article looks at guidance jointly published by the Home Office and Department for Education relating to a new duty on schools taking effect on 31 October 2015.