Recovery premium funding guidance

10 September 2021

The DfE published a document entitled Recovery Premium Funding, which outlines the additional funding available in the 2021 to 2022 academic year to support schools with education recovery following COVID-19. …

List of statutory policies for schools

3 September 2021

As the new academic year begins, it is worth cross referencing your policies with the DfE's statutory list. Most changes relate to the change in terminology from newly qualified teacher…

Phonics screening check for Y2 – autumn term 2021

23 June 2021

The phonic screening check will need to be administered to Year 2 pupils in the second half of the autumn term 2021. Cancellation of the phonics screening check in June…

Children’s Code (data protection)

21 April 2021

The Age Appropriate Design Code, or Children's Code as it is known, is a data protection code of practice for online services, such as apps, online games, and web and social media…

Statutory induction guidance for early career teachers

14 April 2021

The Department for Education has published the statutory guidance for the induction of early career teachers, a term that will replace newly qualified teachers  from September 2021. This statutory guidance…

New statutory template for PPG spending

10 April 2021

The Department for Education has introduced a new requirement for schools to demonstrate the evidence used to justify their pupil premium spending, and they have produced a new statutory template…

PE and Sport Premium carried forward

16 March 2021

On 16th March 2021, the government updated the PE and Sport Premium guidance regarding carrying forward unspent PE and sport premium grant funding from the 2019 to 2020 academic year.…

Staffing and employment advice updated

9 March 2021

The 'staffing and employment advice for schools' (DfE, 2021) has been updated to reflect legal changes following our exit from the European Union. This guidance applies to maintained schools and…

Trainee teachers can qualify on ‘progress’ for 2nd year

12 February 2021

Reporting in TES, Amy Gibbons states that teacher trainees will be able to qualify based on progress judgements for a second year running, according to the government. In acknowledgement of…

Ofsted publishes guide to what works well in remote education

11 January 2021

On 11th January, Ofsted published advice for leaders and teachers, aimed at helping them develop their remote education offer. The advice sets out some common myths about remote education and counters them with evidence-based…

Cyber security webinar

16 December 2020

The Department for Education and the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) have been made aware of an increasing number of cyber-attacks involving ransomware infection affecting schools and the education sector.  In response,…

Working Together to Safeguard Children updated

8 December 2020

Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018' has been updated with factual changes in relation to information sharing, homelessness duty and references to domestic abuse. Click here to access the updated document.  The documents 'Working Together…