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Announcement of 6 new ‘opportunity areas’ – Friday 20 January 2017

This week I report on the expansion of the ‘opportunity areas’ programme, the publication of final KS4 figures and performance tables based on last year’s GCSE results, guidance on Progress 8 and Attainment 8 headline measures and confirmation from the DfE for funding for SEND from April this year. 346 more words

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Hierarchy of Creative License

I’ve been thinking for a while about where the difficulties of fantasy writing lie, and realized it’s a matter of basic story requirements. Authors of all genres have the duty to give their readers as original and interesting a story as they can, and each genre of fiction gives authors a chance to do so, but in different ways. 1,205 more words

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Publication of Competency Framework for Governance – Friday 13 January 2017

This week I report on the publication of the new Competency Framework for Governance, the newly updated version of the Governance Handbook and the Prime Minister’s plans to transport mental health support. 745 more words

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Schools Commissioner suggests schools should teach all pupils ‘digital citizenship’ – Friday 6 January 2017

Welcome back!  This week I report on the publication of the Children’s Commissioner’s Growing up Digital Taskforce Report on equipping children and young people with adequate skills to negotiate their lives online, provide information on a SCHOOLS NorthEast Regional Governance Conference and congratulate those who were recognised in the New Years Honours  for their services to education. 501 more words

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Stage 2 of the National Funding Formula consultation opens – Friday 16 December 2016

Merry Christmas to all Governors and a Happy New Year

This week I report on the next stage of the consultation on a new national funding formula, the publication of Ofsted’s new ‘improving governance’ study, information on subsidised funding for the Chairs and aspiring Chairs programme and the release of revised Key Stage 2 SATs results and Primary School performance tables . 415 more words

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When to Call it Quits

I suppose I should start off by saying an early Merry Christmas and happy New Year, since my next blog post won’t be until January. I hope everyone’s holidays are full of happiness and joy. 420 more words

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Project to collect data on the northern education gap launched – Friday 9 December 2016

This week I report on the launch of the “growing up north’ project, the publication of the PISA rankings with additional Government funding for Science and the announcement that the National Teaching Service will not be continuing. 570 more words

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