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coasting schools consultation

We have co-written this guidance with the Association of School and College Leaders. It is relevant to senior and system leaders in maintained schools in England and outlines the DfE’s proposed definition of a ‘coasting’ school and details the consultation process. 


Following the Government’s announcement in June 2015 of its intention to increase intervention powers regarding coasting schools, ministers promised to consult on the coasting schools definition before bringing powers into force. This consultation, Intervening in failing, under performing and coasting schools, was launched on 21 October 2015 (link in Further information at the end of this paper). The consultation goes somewhat wider, however, as it also launches draft guidance covering other intervention powers relating to maintained schools. In addition, the consultation document provides some wider explanation of the Education and Adoption Bill’s provisions and aims.

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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.


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.


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.


Legal updates

be connected newsletter for education - September 2020

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