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DfE Update on the Admission of Summer-Born Children

Thursday, 09 July 2020

Currently, parents can choose to defer taking up an offered and accepted place in Reception Year until their child reaches compulsory school age (CSA).

DfE Update on the Admission of Summer-Born Children

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Changes to the School Admissions Code - Consultation Now Open

Wednesday, 08 July 2020

On 26 June 2020, the DfE launched a consultation seeking views on a revised version of the School Admissions Code (Code). The consultation will end on 16 October 2020.

Changes to the School Admissions Code - Consultation Now Open

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Academies Financial Handbook 2020 - Are You Complying with the New Obligations?

Wednesday, 08 July 2020

A new Academies Financial Handbook (the Handbook) was published late last month and takes effect on 1 September. Readers will be pleased to know that this year's Handbook sticks to the 2019 structure and so will be familiar.

Academies Financial Handbook 2020 - Are You Complying with the New Obligations?

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Academies - Reviewing Your Governance Documentation

Wednesday, 08 July 2020

As chairs of trustees, principals/CEOs and clerks start finalising their timetable of meetings for the next academic year, this is often a sensible time to ensure that the trust's governance arrangements are working effectively...

Academies - Reviewing Your Governance Documentation

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Requests for Information from the Police and Other Agencies

Wednesday, 08 July 2020

You might from time to time receive requests for information from the police. Such requests can be made for a number of reasons, for example…

Requests for Information from the Police and Other Agencies

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Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020 - Draft Guidance Published

Wednesday, 08 July 2020

The Department for Education (DfE) has published the draft Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020 statutory guidance for use from 1 September 2020.

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020 - Draft Guidance Published

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Academies FAQs on Serious Incident Reporting During Coronavirus

Monday, 22 June 2020

What do academies need to know about serious incident reporting during the coronavirus pandemic?

Academies FAQs on Serious Incident Reporting During Coronavirus

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Coronavirus - What Serious Incidents Should Academies Be Reporting to the ESFA?

Monday, 22 June 2020

Academy trusts should be aware of their duty under their funding agreements to comply with Charity Commission guidance on the reporting of serious incidents to the ESFA.

Coronavirus: What Serious Incidents Should Academies Be Reporting to the ESFA?

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Coronavirus and the Payment of Suppliers - Procurement Policy Update

Wednesday, 17 June 2020

The Cabinet Office has issued a new procurement policy note setting out guidance on how the public sector should work with suppliers to move towards long term sustainable public contracts following coronavirus (COVID-19).

Coronavirus and the Payment of Suppliers - Procurement Policy Update

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Coronavirus - DfE Guidance on the Management of School Premises

Wednesday, 03 June 2020

Alongside vulnerable children and the children of key workers, following recent Government guidance, many academies and schools have been managing the reopening (or preparing to reopen) for pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6.

Coronavirus - DfE Guidance on the Management of School Premises

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Safeguarding During Coronavirus - Your Duties Towards Pupils in School and Learning Remotely

Tuesday, 02 June 2020

In line with the duties as set out in Keeping Children Safe In Education 2019 (KCSIE), now is a timely reminder that schools must ensure that safeguarding remains at the forefront of everyone's mind in this particularly unusual time.

Safeguarding During Coronavirus - Your Duties Towards Pupils in School and Learning Remotely

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Coronavirus - Exceptional Arrangements for Exam Grading and Assessment in 2020 - Appeals and Complaints

Tuesday, 02 June 2020

In a recent article, we highlighted the guidance released on 5 May by Ofqual, following the public consultation on this summer's exceptional arrangements for exams. Ofqual published the decisions to the consultation on 22 May.

Coronavirus - Exceptional Arrangements for Exam Grading and Assessment in 2020 - Appeals and Complaints

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme - Furlough Update for Academies and Maintained Schools - 2 June 2020

Tuesday, 02 June 2020

We have been working with academies and schools who have accessed the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme for the private income streams, most notably for before- and after-school clubs or some nursery provision, as most staffing costs are publicly funded.

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme - Furlough Update for Academies and Maintained Schools - 2 June 2020

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Coronavirus - Governance Arrangements for the Decision to 'Re-Open'

Friday, 22 May 2020

What is the board's role in the decision making process to expand on-site provision?

Coronavirus - Governance Arrangements for the Decision to 'Re-Open'

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Coronavirus - Q&As on School Admission Appeals

Friday, 03 April 2020

The Department for Education (DfE) has updated statutory guidance on how schools should organise and run their pupil admissions appeals.

Coronavirus - FAQs on School Admission Appeals