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Exclusions

The Department for Education has published new exclusions guidance which comes into effect on 1 September 2017. This will replace the previous guidance which was published in 2012 which remains effective until 31 August 2017 and still applies to exclusions under review which were imposed prior to this date.

Fri 01 Sep 2017

Employment Update

New STPCD, tribunal fees, absence insurance, lessons from the Trojan Horse hearings, bereavement leave and the new National Education Union.

Fri 01 Sep 2017

Removal of Governors

New statutory guidance was published in August following the coming into force of The School Governance (Constitution and Federations) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2017. The Regulations introduced a new power for governing bodies to remove elected parent and staff governors, bringing these posts into line with the rules for community and foundation governors.

Fri 01 Sep 2017

Academy Conversion - LA costs and funding challenges

Since the election, there has been very little information about academy grants beyond the usual conversion grants. We await details of any new round of growth funding and any clarity as to what support will be provided to sponsors looking to take on schools with significant deficits.

Fri 01 Sep 2017

Governance – Conclusions of Education Select Committee Report

We noted in our December Heads Up! the release of both the Ofsted guidance “Improving governance” and the DfE’s “Multi-academy trusts - Good practice guidance and expectations for growth”. Joining these we now have a new version of the “Governance Handbook” and “A Competency Framework for Governance” for all schools, required reading for all those involved in governing schools and academies.

Fri 10 Mar 2017

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