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The Draft is Finished; Time for the Home Stretch

Good news, folks! Dire Fate, draft 4, is officially complete! It has been for about two weeks now, if I’m being completely honest, but I didn’t have time to write a blog post about it because practically right after it was finished, I was packing up to go spend the week with family. 317 more words

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Revised Statutory Guidance on Keeping Children Safe in Education – Friday 27 May 2016

This week I report on the publication of the draft Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance that will be used from early September, that applications are now invited for schools to apply for this year’s character grants and Lord Sugar has been appointed as the Government’s new Enterprise Tsar. 257 more words

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New Education bill confirms plans to target underperforming and unviable councils - Friday 20 May 2016

This week I report on the new Education for All bill outlined in the Queen’s Speech, the High Court ruling in favour of the father who took his daughter on holiday in term time and the end of Data Dashboards with the introduction of a new DfE school comparison tool. 563 more words

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Government to define ‘underperforming’ councils with consultation and MPs vote - Friday 13 May 2016

This week I report on how the DfE is enduring another week of media attention with its announcement that a definition of ‘underperforming councils’ will be used to force schools to convert to academies, the High Court will rule on taking holidays in term time and test results for this year’s Key Stage 2 SPAG test were leaked to a journalist. 441 more words

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Enter the Fantasy World of Fencoria

There is nothing more glorious than sitting down at your desk and belting out several thousand words over the course of a single day. With my spring semester finally over, I’ve got whole hours to just sit and work on what I’ve had to neglect over the past few months. 559 more words

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Government climbdown on forcing all schools to become academies by 2022 - Friday 6 May 2016

In a press release issued by the DfE this afternoon the Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan, has confirmed that the Government will not be bringing in legislation requiring all schools in England to become academies.   169 more words

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Consultation opens on changes to disqualification by association arrangements – Friday 6 May 2016

This week I draw your attention to the new Government consultation on changing the childcare disqualification arrangements in schools and non-domestic registered settings, the removal of the role of the schools mental health champion and the extension of the EEF’s families of schools toolkit which now includes all primary schools in England. 419 more words

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