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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

Glossary of commonly used phrases for members of academy trusts and trustees of academy boards

When carrying out a governance role at an academy trust or multi-academy trust you may hear or read terms in meetings and reports which appear to be ‘jargon’ and include multiple acronyms. If you are new to school/academy governance you may feel overwhelmed and find it hard to remember these words. That’s why we’ve developed a simplified glossary of key terms which are commonly used in education.

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Legal updates

be connected newsletter for education - December 2019

In this edition we provide you with the latest in legal updates, news and insight from the sector.

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Legal updates

Horizon scanning

In the first of what we hope will become a regular feature in Be Connected, Nick MacKenzie reviews what’s on the horizon for the education sector and briefly shares with you a number of themes.

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Guides

Review of SEND Framework

The House of Commons’ Education Committee has reported on the implementation of the new Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) framework under the Children and Families Act 2014.

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