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statutory policies for schools

6 October 2014
The Department for Education have released updated advice on the policies and documents that governing bodies and proprietors of schools are required to have by law. It is non-statutory, and has been produced to help you understand your statutory obligations and duties. It outlines the policies and other documents school governing bodies and proprietors of independent schools are legally required to hold. This advice is aimed at school leaders and governing bodies in all schools and proprietors of independent schools, and for local authorities. It covers the following school types: maintained schools, maintained special schools, academies, free schools (including university technical colleges and studio schools), non-state-funded independent schools, pupil referral units (PRUs), sixth-form colleges, further education (FE) colleges with 16 to 19 provision and non-maintained special schools. In this September 2014 version of the advice changes have been made to many areas including but not limited to:
  • charging and remissions
  • special educational needs
  • teachers pay
  • admission arrangements
  • governors allowances.
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Guides

Executive pay setting in school trusts

For many years now the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) have written to academy Chairs asking for justification and rationale on executive pay. School trusts have reached out to us for advice to help them meet their obligations within the Academies Financial Handbook.

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150th Anniversary of State Education – Lessons Learned: reflections of 12 former Secretaries of State

Our on-demand video was hosted by the BBC’s Education Correspondent Branwen Jefferys with special guests including Baroness Nicky Morgan, Kenneth Clarke QC, Michael Gove, Justine Greening and Lord David Blunkett discussing past successes of education, the unintended consequences of past policy, and to envision what still remains to be done.

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150th anniversary of State Education – looking back, moving forward

Watch our on-demand video where we joined the Secretary of State for Education, the Rt Hon Gavin Williamson, Dame Julia Cleverdon, Sir Michael Barber and the recently appointed President of the CBI Lord Karan Bilimoria to launch a year of celebration for those delivering education.

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Upcoming webinars

Effective Board and Members meetings; Covid-19 and beyond

Education Partners Nick MacKenzie and Dominic Swift discuss the approach to members and board meetings in the ‘new normal’ considering the benefits of virtual meetings and discuss how in the longer-term, boards might combine virtual and in-person meetings to be more effective.

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