Recent news headlines
The following news has been published in the last 60 days. For older headlines, please browse the archive.
16/07/19: From 2 September 2019 the revised Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) 2019 guidance is in place. Are your school's safeguarding policies up-to-date and published on the website?
16/07/19: DfE has published its healthy schools rating scheme, a self-assessment tool which has been designed to help schools improve the health and wellbeing of pupils.
16/07/19: ESFA has published the Academies Financial Handbook 2019effective from 1 September 2019.
16/07/19: NSPCCs 2019 report How Safe are our Children? concentrates on online safety and the risks that children face.
16/07/19: A primary school in London has introduced a series of innovative measures to improve pupils' mental wellbeing.
16/07/19: Young people can need more help than previous generations in being independent when they leave home, Education Secretary Damian Hinds says. He has announced the launch of new workshops from September to support the teaching of young people about living independently, managing money and dealing with conflict.
03/07/19: From 2 September 2019 the revised Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) 2019 guidance will be in place. Until that date, schools must continue to have regard to KCSIE 2018.
03/07/19: Ofsted has published inspection methodology for Inspecting the Curriculum as well as the research evidence underpinning their new education inspection framework.
03/07/19: A report by the National Foundation for Educational Research urges secondary school leaders to do more to accommodate teachers who want to work part-time or flexibly.
03/07/19: Ofsted has called for the resumption of routine checks on Outstanding schools after concerns about falling standards.
03/07/19: A report from the OECD think tank shows that schools in England are more likely to face problems with pupils bullying online and misusing social media than in any other developed country.
03/07/19: Safer Recruitment Consortium has updated its Guidance for safer working practice for those working with children and young people in education settings (May 2019).
03/07/19: DfE has published a new guidance document Teaching online safety in school. It is recommended that this is read together with Education for a Connected World (UKCIS 2018).
03/07/19: The Education Secretary has set out plans to prevent the most vulnerable children missing school, including changing the school admissions code in England to make it easier for families escaping domestic abuse to switch schools.