Archived news headlines
The following news was published in April 2019. For other headlines, please browse the archive.
03/04/19: Please note that DfE has published the latest updated version of the Governance Handbook. A summary of the main changes can be found on pp6-8 of the handbook.
03/04/19: DfE has published further updated guidance for school complaints procedures, adding new information on the use of independent governors and duplicate complaints.
03/04/19: You may find Ofsted's presentation on their proposals for a new Inspection framework. useful. They have also produced slides for independent schools.
03/04/19: DfE has updated advice for governing boards on the standards for planning and providing food in schools.
03/04/19: Education Secretary Damian Hinds has added his support for 'Wellbeing dogs' in schools to help reduce stress in the classroom.
03/04/19: Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Simmons has told MPs that the number of police officers based in schools in London will be significantly increased in response to a wave of knife crime.
03/04/19: The Home Secretary has launched a consultation to assess whether there is a "public health duty" to report concerns over children at risk from violent crime. The consultation closes 28 May 2019.
03/04/19: Ofsted's new post in TES blogs about what Ofsted looks for when it comes to careers education, information, advice and guidance.
03/04/19: The government is consulting on plans to launch a compulsory register for children who do not attend state-funded or registered independent schools, including home-schooled children.