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14 April 2021 Preparing to award teacher assessed grades

Schools will now be tasked with reading a vast amount of information to get themselves ready to provide teacher-assessed grades (TAGs) for students following the recent publication of the suite of Joint Council Qualifications (JCQ).

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Legal update

2 March 2021 Advice for secondary schools on wearing face coverings

The latest guidance from the Department for Education (DfE), March 2021, recommends that staff, pupils and students in year 7 and above should wear face coverings.

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Legal update

9 February 2021 School attendance and lockdown 3.0

With lockdown 3.0 continuing at least until at least the 8 March, school leaders must again take care to record pupil attendance and absence in line with the latest Department for Education (DfE) guidance, published January 2021.

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Exclusions: keeping you informed

Earlier this year Edward Timpson’s review on school exclusions raised the profile of the practice of exclusions, managed moves and alternative provision.

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24 May 2019 Timpson review on school exclusions - the essential guide for schools

Edward Timpson’s review on exclusions presents an opportunity for schools to reflect on current practices and consider whether there are any operational risks to address.

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Legal update

18 March 2019 Knife crime and school exclusions

Recent deaths following a wave of knife attacks has resulted in a renewed national focus on what more can be done to prevent the appalling escalation in knife-crime.

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Understanding re-brokerage for academies webinar


In this webinar, Hayley and Katie will explore re-brokerage arrangements including the Regional School Commissioners’ legal powers and the circumstances in which an academy may be at risk of being re-brokered, as well as the potential consequences of refusing to consent to such an arrangement.

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Legal update

15 August 2017 Exclusions guidance 2017: an update

Following a government consultation earlier this year, the DfE has now published revised statutory guidance on exclusions for maintained schools, academies and pupil referral units in England.

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Guide

FAQs – academy re-brokerage

Theses FAQs are designed for academy trusts who want to understand more about the Department for Education’s (DfE) approach to ‘re-brokering’ existing academies.

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Hear from education leaders following the 10 year vision roundtable

We caught up with education leaders following our latest roundtable discussion on the accountability, regulation and leadership in our school system

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