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  • Competency Framework for Governance Webinar - 'Evaluation' (March 2017)

    The seventh and last webinar in our series, on the new Competency Framework for Governance, focusses on the 'Evaluation' competency area. Watch the recording of the webinar here now....

    This webinar replay will bring you up-to-date with the 'Evaluation' competency as seen within the new Competency Framework for Governance, published by the DfE in...

    : November 2019

  • Clerking Competency Framework

    The Department for Education has published its Clerking Competency Framework. This article explores the key competencies and the implications for governance. Read more here now...

    The Department for Education (DfE) has published the new Clerking Competency Framework. The framework is subtitled “The knowledge, skills and behaviours re...

    Consultant: Steve Barker February 2018

  • Updated guidance from Ofsted – timing of school inspections

    Ofsted have updated and reissued a policy statement outlining how and when schools are selected for inspection. Read more here....

    Ofsted have updated and republished a policy statement detailing how and when the majority of new schools and schools that have undergone a change in status, will be inspected. The aim of the up...

    : June 2017

  • Analysing School Performance - the replacement for RAISEonline

    RAISEonline is disappearing on 31st July 2017 and being replaced by a new service called Analysing School Performance. Read more here....

    RAISEonline will be discontinued from 31st July 2017 It will be replaced by a new service, Analysing School Performance (ASP).

    : June 2017

  • Identity verification for new chairs of Trust Boards

    It is a requirement, of the DfE, that when a new chair of an academy trust board is elected they complete an Identity Verification Form in conjunction with their Disclosure and Barring Scheme appli...

    Academy trust boards will be appointing new chairs in many schools next term. They need to be aware of a new requirement, introduced in 2017, to complete an Identity Verification Form, which sho...

    Consultant: Steve Barker August 2017

  • Removing Parent Governors

    On 1st September new statutory regulations come into effect enabling maintained school governing bodies to remove elected parent and staff governors.

    New statutory regulations applying to maintained schools come into effect on 1st September 2017. The Regulations will enable governing bodies to remove elected parent and staff governors from of...

    Consultant: Steve Barker August 2017

  • Exclusions from schools – new statutory guidance from September 2017

    With effect from 1st September, new statutory guidance applies to all pupil exclusions in maintained schools, pupil referral units and academies in England.

    New statutory guidance, relating to pupil exclusions, has been published by the Department for Education (DfE). The guidance applies, from 1st September, to all maintained schools, Pupil Referra...

    Consultant: Steve Barker August 2017

  • Ofsted Short Inspections

    Ofsted have published details of planned changes to short (Section 8) inspections from October half term.

    Ofsted conducted a consultation between 15th June and 18th August, seeking views on proposals to change the timescale for short (Section 8) inspections. One of the key proposals was to extend th...

    Consultant: Steve Barker October 2017

  • Ofsted consultation on changes from January 2018

    Ofsted have followed their announcement of changes to the current framework, which will operate between November and the end of the Autumn term, with a further consultation.

    Ofsted published the outcomes of their summer 2017 consultation on proposed changes to short inspections with plans that will be implemented only for the period up until the end of December 2017...

    Consultant: Steve Barker October 2017

  • Year 7 Literacy & Numeracy Catch-up Premium – DfE Guidance

    The Department for Education has updated its guidance for secondary schools on the Year 7 Literacy & Numeracy Catch-up Premium. This article summarises the guidance.

    The Department for Education (DfE) has updated guidance for secondary schools on the Year 7 Literacy & Numeracy Catch-up Premium. The guidance details the value of the catch-up premium, advi...

    Consultant: Steve Barker October 2017

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Cyber-security in Schools

On the 15th July the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), in association with the DfE, published new guidance on managing cyber-security risks in schools.