Key changes to teachers’ pay and conditions

18 October 2021

The new version of the School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD) is valid from 1st September 2021, with all changes applying retrospectively.  The main changes are: There is a consolidated grant…

Role of a subject link governor

17 October 2021

A link governor is a governor appointed by the governing body to act as the link or liaison between the governing body and a specific subject, curriculum area or aspect…

Headteacher development guide

11 June 2021

Being a headteacher is one of the most rewarding and challenging roles in public service. Headteachers create the conditions in which teachers and other staff can thrive so that pupils…

DfE publish Education Staff Wellbeing Charter

12 May 2021

Last week the Department for Education published the education staff wellbeing charter, which is a declaration of support for, and set of commitments to,the wellbeing and mental health of everyone working…

School governance update – April 2021

30 April 2021

This month, the school governance update contains information about the following: 1. Governing and trust board meetings and visits into schools 2. The National Tutoring Programme: subsidised tutoring available. 3.…

School governance update – March 2021

6 March 2021

The DfE has released the March 2021 edition of the school governance update. It contains: Links to the main guidance pages for schools  about coronavirus including a press release about the new…

Get school-to-school support

26 January 2021

The DfE has published a a guidance document which outlines the support school leaders and governors can access to aid them with school improvement. This system leadership school-to-school support can…

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,…

Latest School Governance Update

2 December 2020

The School Governance Update has been published for December 2020. It is relevant to maintained schools and academy trusts in England. This issue contains information about the following:  1. Governing and trust…

Headteacher Standards 2020

20 October 2020

The DfE released the best-practice standards for headteachers on 13th October. These standards are non-statutory and replace the National Standards of Excellence for Headteachers (2015). The standards can be used to: shape headteachers’ own…