School governance update – Sept 2022

30 September 2022

September's school governance update was released on 29th September 2022 by the Department for Education (DfE). The information relates to governance in maintained schools and academy trusts in England and…

EEF guide for governing boards

16 September 2022

School governors and trustees play a crucial role in improving school performance by providing support and challenge to the headteacher and their leadership team. It is essential, therefore, that you can…

New content expected on school websites

7 September 2022

The Department for Education has updated their lists of what schools and must or should publish on their websites in the 2022 to 2023 academic year. This includes new sections…

DfE’s school governance update

16 July 2022

In the DfE’s school governance update there are key announcements and information to support governors in their role. The following are included: • Schools White Paper: Opportunity for all: strong…

Updated: School inspection data summary report (IDSR) guide

15 June 2022

This guide gives an overview of the inspection data summary report (IDSR) for primary and secondary schools, along with information to help interpret the charts. The guidance has been recently…

Inclusive Recruitment

6 February 2022

What is Inclusive Recruitment? Inclusive recruitment is the process of connecting with, interviewing, and hiring a diverse set of individuals through understanding and valuing different backgrounds and opinions. Inclusive recruiting…

Want to know more about flexible working?

5 November 2021

Are you a school leader or governor who would like to find out more about flexible working? The Department for Education is funding training, offered by Timewise Flexible Working Consultancy,…

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.…