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Friday Update - 30 January 2015

This week we highlight sections (focusing on British values) from two recent Ofsted inspections carried out in the region, a DfE consultation on introducing new regulations to make school governance in maintained schools more transparent and the announcement of the 2015 Pupil Premium Summer School programme. 379 more words

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Friday Update - 23 January 2015

This week we highlight the updated 20 Key Questions for Governing bodies which can be used when reviewing governance practice, the latest version of the Department for Education’s Myths and Facts document about school activities, new professional standards for Headteachers and the outcomes from an independent review into initial teacher training. 408 more words

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Friday Update - 16 January 2015

This week we highlight publication of the updated version of the Governors’ Handbook, the opening of the window for applying for a new DfE Character Award and confirmation that Level 1 and 2 Certificates (IGCSEs) will no longer be included in School Performance tables. 429 more words

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First Friday Update

First of all: I miss summer.

As a new semester in college is beginning, an executive decision has been made: Starting today, every Friday will be the day I report about my own progress as I am improving my health (and studying health as a Public Health major). 181 more words


Friday Update - 9 January 2015

To kick off this year’s Updates we highlight the Framework for Governance which has just been launched, revised guidance on the new School Food Standards and the outcome of the consultation on the 2014 School and Early Years Finance Regulations.   297 more words

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Friday Update - 19 December 2014

Merry Christmas to all Governors and a Happy New Year

This final update in 2014 highlights Statutory Guidance on the new School Admissions Code which came into force today, the new school food standards that become mandatory from January 2015, the announcement of new measures to help schools instill character in pupils and findings from a research study carried out by the Literacy Trust suggesting boys are held back by their reluctance to write outside of school. 511 more words

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Friday Update - 12 December 2014

In a busy week for the Education sector we highlight the publication of Ofsted’s Annual Report for 2014, the 2014 Primary school league tables, revised statutory Guidance on Exclusions that comes into force from January 2015, the creation of a new careers body for 12-18 year olds and consultation on a new independent college of teaching. 528 more words

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