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TES: New weekly series for school governors

“In the first of a new weekly series for school governors, a primary headteacher shares her tips for achieving effective communication with the governing body” https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-views/governors-blog-communication-key-developing-a-strong-governing-body Governance https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/governance… Continue Reading

Ofsted: Speech on 21st century governance & survey

In his second monthly commentary Sir Michael Wilshaw looks at the role that governance plays in an increasingly autonomous education system. Reporting: Guardian – Telegraph – TES  NGA response. Sir Michael Wilshaw has also launched a call for evidence to inform this piece of work from anyone who has views and experience… Continue Reading

f40: The Campaign for Fairer Funding in Education

“f40 represents a group of the lowest funded education authorities in England where government-set cash allocations for primary and secondary pupils are the lowest in the country.” http://www.f40.org.uk/… Continue Reading

DfE: Open consultation – Funding for school admission appeals

The DfE are seeking views on a proposed change to the ‘Schemes for financing schools’ statutory guidance by adding admission appeals to the list of services local authorities can charge to local-authority-maintained schools’ budgets. Document Funding for school admission appeals: government consultation – PDF, 235KB, 10 pages This consultation closes at 3 December… Continue Reading

Is Britain Fairer?

The state of equality and human rights 2015 Is Britain Fairer? is the most comprehensive review ever carried out on progress towards greater equality and human rights protection in Britain. Education (extract) Participation and outcomes in education for children, young people and adults. This evidence paper includes the following indicators: Access to education and educational… Continue Reading

NCTL: workshops for School Governors, Clerks and Head Teachers

NCTL are running two workshops so that governors are informed about their responsibilities. The themes of these workshops are: • Understanding and using performance related pay (PRP) • Improving financial efficiencies in school Workshops availability http://www.leadinggovernance.org/workshops-availability.html Source:http://www.leadinggovernance.org/workshops.html… Continue Reading

The Academies Show

Wednesday, 25 November 2015 Free to attend. “This is the definitive show to hear and learn the latest developments, challenges and solutions that will help transform the education sector through academy conversion.  The Academies Show comprises of a comprehensive exhibition housed within 4 targeted zones and an information-packed conference and seminar agenda… Continue Reading

2 Weeks in Education – November 9th 2015

Next Newsletter: Monday November  23rd 2015 Subscribe here:  http://www.clerksassociates.co.uk/1/newsletter/ Highlights DfE: Open consultation: Funding for school admission appeals NCTL: workshops for School Governors, Clerks and Head Teachers Commission: How fair is Britain? f40: The Campaign for Fairer Funding in Education Exhibition: The Academies Show, Wednesday, 25 November 2015 Follow us on: Twitter www.twitter.com/clerksuk Facebook www.facebook.com/clerksuk [1] DfE [1.1]  DfE Education Funding Agency [2] Education committee [3]… Continue Reading

Ofsted and Care Quality Commission: Open consultation Local area SEND consultation

Summary The inspection of local areas’ effectiveness in identifying and meeting the needs of children and young people who are disabled and have special educational needs. This is a consultation on Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission’s proposals for inspecting how effectively local areas fulfil their responsibilities towards children and young people… Continue Reading

Competition and Markets Authority: advises schools and suppliers over uniform prices

The CMA has written to head teachers, governing boards and suppliers urging them to make school uniforms available at the best prices possible. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/cma-advises-schools-and-suppliers-over-uniform-prices… Continue Reading

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