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7 July 2021 A policy in the sun

As we approach the end of a particularly turbulent academic year, finding the time, energy and buy-in to review school policies may seem less likely than finding a holiday cottage in Cornwall for mid-August.

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School admissions code 2021

The school admissions code 2021 was recently published by the Department for Education and, subject to parliamentary approval, will be implemented this September. Join us as we highlight the key changes that will impact the way in which your admissions system will need to operate.

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2 July 2021 be connected newsletter for education - July 2021

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

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1 July 2021 Getting to grips with the direction of travel - the New Model Articles

Why academy trusts must seriously consider how the new Model Articles may impact their operations.

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28 June 2021 Independent survey to inform a new national benchmark for trust executive team remuneration

Today marks the start of an independent survey that will gather data to create a new national benchmark for school trust executive team remuneration.

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11 June 2021 Exam appeals guidance released

The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) this week published the appeals guidance for grades awarded this summer.

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21 May 2021 School Admissions Code 2021 – what you need to know

The School Admissions Code 2021 (“the Code”) was recently published by the Department for Education (DfE) following a consultation exercise in summer 2020. The Code is currently subject to parliamentary approval, but it will be in force from 1 September 2021.

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6 May 2021 Gavin Williamson provides clear indication of the Government’s vision for a fully academised state school system

Gavin Williamson has a clear vision for the future of the state-funded school system and that is for every school to be part of a family of schools in a strong multi-academy trust.

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Grades without exams: getting equality duties right

In the second of our three-part ‘Grades without Exams’ series, we explored the equality issues arising from the process for determining grades without exams in summer 2021.

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19 April 2021 Gradings without exams – arrangements for the Class of 2021

Assessment arrangements for those due to finish their level 3 studies in 2021 are being finalised at present, to create a system that is deemed to be as fair as possible and to avoid a situation where the grades are felt not to reflect the students’ capabilities and efforts.

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