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…

Guidance: Primary school accountability

7 September 2022

The Department for Education has published the ‘Primary school accountability in 2022: technical guide’, which replaces the existing documents. The newly published guidance includes further information about Key Stage 2…

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…

Political impartiality in schools

12 July 2022

"Teachers should not be “campaigners” on contested issues", said Ofsted's chief inspector Amanda Spielman at the Festival of Education at Wellington College. Her comments follow the government's guidance on political…

KS2 SATs headline data

6 July 2022

The Department for Education published the latest headline statistics on attainment in the KS2 national curriculum assessments. Headline facts and figures 74% of pupils met the expected standard in reading,…

How to write an effective SEF for your school

1 July 2022

Are you about to tackle the school self-evaluation form? Ciara Lamb shares some tips for writing your SEF, so you can be confident it is set up to effectively support…

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…

Moving forwards, making a difference – FREE Webinar

9 June 2022

The EEF has produced Moving Forwards, making a difference: A planning guide for schools 2022-2023, to support schools in their planning efforts in the academic year ahead. It proposes a…

Life Friendly Leadership – a six week programme for HR and School Leaders

29 May 2022

Join the MTPT project to understand how to create life-friendly school cultures that empower our parent-teachers and retain experienced staff. In this six-week programme, you'll gain a comprehensive understanding of…

Schools White Paper: Opportunity For All webinars  

24 May 2022

Regional Schools Commissioners are running free webinar Schools White paper events for maintained primary schools. Although these events are organised regionally, they are virtual and will cover the same material…

Acute hepatitis in children on the increase

19 May 2022

Nationally an increase in acute hepatitis, which is an inflammation of the liver, is being seen in young children, particularly in 1-5 year-olds. This is being investigated by UK Health…

New guidance for improving attendance

11 May 2022

Many school leaders are working hard to improve attendance rates in their schools. The Department for Education (DfE) has released two guidance documents to support schools in their endeavours to…

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