Archived news headlines
The following news was publised in April 2018. For other headlines, please browse the archive.
06/04/18: Further to their consultation on proposed reforms on reporting and acting on child abuse and neglect DfE have issued their response and have not implemented the proposal.
06/04/18: DfE guidance about free school meals and transitional protection arrangements for them under Universal Credit is now available together with a model form that schools can use to determine eligibility for free school meals and the pupil premium
06/04/18: NGA has updated and relaunched their guide the right people around the table. They have also updated their guidance Being strategic: A guide for governing boards.
06/04/18: The Government published their new Careers Strategy in the autumn and in January published updated Statutory Guidance for governing bodies, school leaders and school staff: Careers guidance and access for education and training providers.
06/04/18: Following consultation on proposed revisions to statutory guidance Working together to safeguard children DfE has published its response. Updated guidance will be published in due course with a 12 month lead in time for local areas to develop their safeguarding arrangements, and an additional three months for full implementation of those arrangements.
06/04/18: Ofsted have published their March newsletter, which gives a useful update on information about their inspections, including clarification on inspecting exempt schools, the inspection of schools with a religious character, and what inspectors should look for in relation to careers provision in schools. Paragraph 17 of the School Inspection Handbook has been updated to clarify the position for inspecting exempt schools.
06/04/18: Ofsted's Chief Inspector Amanda Spielman speech at the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) Annual Conference in March, covered a wide range of issues relating to inspection and the part Ofsted can play in reducing teacher workload.
06/04/18: Ofqual has released a useful updated factsheet to clarify the new GCSE grading system.
06/04/18: DfE has announced an externally led review of school exclusions which will look at why some children, especially those with special educational needs (SEN), children with autism or children in care, are more likely to be excluded than others.