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Consultation outcome: ‘Schools that work for everyone’

Download the full outcome Schools that work for everyone: government response PDF, 219KB, 16 pages Ipsos MORI analysis of Schools that work for everyone PDF, 610KB, 60 pages Detail of outcome Our response to the Schools that work for everyone consultation. It details a package of measures which are intended to foster cross-sector collaboration in order… Continue Reading

School admission changes: Grammar, Faith and Free schools

#SchoolAdmission: Memorandum of understanding between DfE and Grammar School Heads Association “DfE will support GSHA member schools in designing their admission arrangements to achieve their desired outcome in line with the school admissions code” Grammar school expansion returns backed with £200m fund Selective schools seeking to grow will have to give priority for… Continue Reading

School Admission: Primary places

School places in England: applications, allocations and appeals Published Monday, April 16, 2018 | Commons Briefing BBC: Primary school places – how to appeal Thousands of children miss out on preferred primary school  Primary school offer day 2018: More children allocated first choice school due to Brexit, London councils say NAHT comment on the announcement… Continue Reading

SEND: Inquiry launched

Special educational needs and disabilities inquiry launched  … National SEND Inquiry: House of Commons Education Committee calls for evidence Commons Briefing: Special Educational Needs: support in England The sinister segregation policies excluding children who don’t ‘fit in’  SEND funding and reforms subject of new parliamentary inquiry… Continue Reading

Schools: Funding formula, academy finances and SEN crisis

NAHT comment on government arts funding announcement NAHT responds to PAC report on academy finances Call to end the secret garden of academy pay and finances School funding still in crisis: regional school summits NAHT comments on National Funding Formula as it comes into effect Special Educational Needs funding in crisis… Continue Reading

School Exclusion: Weapons, ‘off-rolled’ and SEND pupils

Vulnerable SEN pupils at risk of exclusion due to funding cuts – NEU survey DfE considers closing loophole allowing schools to keep funding for ‘off-rolled’ pupils SEND cuts ‘putting children at risk of exclusion’  Scottish school exclusions over weapon attacks at five-year high… Continue Reading

SEND: 4,000+ school places needed

Thousands of children with special needs do not have school places amid crisis in education funding, union warns… Continue Reading

Briefing: The General Data Protection Regulation

GDPR Briefing By May 25th 2018 the EU harmonised General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will apply to the whole of the UK. The ICO has produced guidance on getting ready and implementing the GDPR.   Are you and your suppliers ready for GDPR? All Schools/Academies who outsource their appeals management and or clerking… Continue Reading

Review of school exclusion launched

The Department for Education has launched an open consultation on school exclusion. The terms of reference sets out the objectives and scope for review of exclusion from school, led by Edward Timpson CBE. Call for evidence > Online Survey Media reporting: School exclusions should be a last resort, not an easy way to… Continue Reading

Admission: National Offer Day

Heads warn parents’ anxious wait is getting worse  100,000 pupils set to miss out on their first choice school, analysis shows Heads call for national school places strategy One-third of London families miss out on first choice of secondary school The powerful effect of the post-2000 baby boom … Continue Reading

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