Archived news headlines
The following news was publised in August 2018. For other headlines, please browse the archive.
08/08/18: The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) has published a guide Understanding your data: a guide for school governors and academy trustees. This forms part of the `School Resource Management` collection page.
08/08/18: A new report, Bridging the Gap by adoptionuk explores the barriers to educational achievement which impact on adopted and previously looked-after children.
08/08/18: The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) has published tools to make sure the right policies and processes are in place for good estate management in schools.
08/08/18: The Department for Education (DfE) has published new guidance on gender separation in mixed schools.
08/08/18: The latest Ofsted school inspection update is now available.
08/08/18: DfE has published guidance and resources for multi academy trusts, including those establishing new trusts and existing trusts planning to grow.
08/08/18: DfE statutory guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children has now been updated setting out new requirements for improved partnerships to protect children.
08/08/18: The 2015 version of the information sharing guidance has been updated, superseding previous guidance published in March 2015.
08/08/18: Revised draft guidance on Disqualification under the Childcare Act 2006 (July 2018) has been published by the DfE.
08/08/18: The DfE Schools Commercial Team (SCT) has published information on the national deals available to schools to help them save money on some of the things they buy regularly.
08/08/18: DfE is seeking views on draft regulations and statutory guidance for relationships and sex education, and health education in schools. The consultation closes on 7 November 2018.
08/08/18: The government has published its response to the consultation on transforming children and young people`s mental health provision and next steps.
08/08/18: Practical advice and tools to help school leaders and teachers review and reduce workload including tips from school leaders.
08/08/18: Teachers are set for a pay rise of up to 3.5 per cent from September, the government has announced.
08/08/18: The Education Policy Institute has issued a new report which compares the performance of academy chains and the collective performance of maintained schools under different local authorities.
08/08/18: The SEND Governance Review Guide has been launched, focusing on how the governing board can support high quality outcomes for learners with SEND.
08/08/18: DfE has published new analysis which explores how children on Free School Meals and children with Special Educational Needs go on to fare in the job market.
08/08/18: Latest research shows more than a quarter of four-and-five-year-olds lacked the early communication and literacy skills expected by the end of reception year. In a speech to the Resolution Foundation Damian Hinds has set out a range of measures and a new coalition of organisations to look at ways of supporting parents with helping children learn new words and develop their communication skills.
08/08/18: A report by the parliamentary education select committee warns that rising numbers of children are being denied the education they deserve as a result of increasing exclusions, illegal off-rolling and poor-quality alternative provision. According to the most recent figures, exclusion rates have risen for three years in a row. Their findings have prompted renewed calls for a bill of rights for excluded pupils and their parents.