Recent news headlines
The following news has been publised in the last 60 days. For older headlines, please browse the archive.
01/10/18: Please note that revised Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance came into force on 3 September 2018.
01/10/18: Ofsted have published updated guidance on inspecting maintained schools and academies, including expanding the section on schools judged `Good` and updating inspection timescales
01/10/18: A landmark ruling in a school exclusion case makes clear for the first time that children cannot be excluded for behaviour that is linked to a recognised condition such as autism, if no steps had been taken to put the right support in place.
01/10/18: DfE has published a toolkit of practical advice to help schools review and reduce workload.
01/10/18: DfE has updated school attendance guidance, including using pupil registers and setting school hours and term dates.
01/10/18: Updated guidance to support schools with data protection, including compliance with GDPR.
01/10/18: Do you know a governing board or clerk that deserves recognition for their impact on school effectiveness? Nominations for NGA`s Outstanding Governance Awards 2019 close on 3 December 2018.
01/10/18: DfE have confirmed that Get Information about Schools will email schools when any governor is 180 days away from ending their term, with a further reminder on the day the term expires. The message, however, will go to anyone who has a `Secure Access` account, and DfE have asked schools to check who has a secure access account and to make sure that these contact details are up to date. Feedback on these new developments is encouraged, using the feedback button on the website.
01/10/18: A large scale study in California published by the Harvard Kennedy School of Government which examined the effects of aiming to boost attendance by giving rewards, school prizes and commendations, found that these made no significant difference and in some cases could have a de-motivating effect.
01/10/18: Liverpool Hope University is offering a CPD programme on Improving Church School Governance.