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National Institute of Education set up to assist schools with apprenticeship levy - November 6, 2017
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A new National Institute of Education (NIE) is being set up to help academies make full use of the apprenticeship levy. In October, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) revealed that around a quarter of apprenticeship levy-paying organisations still do … Continue reading National Institute of Education set up to assist schools with apprenticeship levy


Academy land and building valuations postponed until January - November 6, 2017
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The Government has postponed planned academy land and building valuations until January – amid reports that schools face spending thousands on their own surveys to meet accounting requirements. According to Schools Week, the Education and Skills Funding Agency (EFSA) was … Continue reading Academy land and building valuations postponed until January


New teacher training apprenticeship announced following levy woes - November 6, 2017
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From September next year, a new postgraduate teaching apprenticeship will be offered to “top graduates” as an alternative route into the teaching profession. The Education Secretary Justine Greening said the new apprenticeship will provide hands-on experience for new recruits and … Continue reading New teacher training apprenticeship announced following levy woes


£140 million available under second phase of school funding initiative - October 16, 2017
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This month, applications are open for the second round of the Strategic School Improvement Fund, with more than £140 million available for academies and council-run schools. The fund is a grant to support first, infant, primary, secondary, middle, all-through, alternative … Continue reading £140 million available under second phase of school funding initiative


Fears that funding isn’t enough to cover costs of inflation - October 16, 2017
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Long-awaited minimum per-pupil funding figures were released by the Department for Education (DfE) in September, but school leaders have called for extra funding to cope with the rising costs of inflation. According to the figures, primary schools will receive at … Continue reading Fears that funding isn’t enough to cover costs of inflation


Labour Party to take ‘a different approach’ to policies for academies - October 16, 2017
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The Shadow Education Secretary, Angela Rayner, has signalled that the Labour Party is to take a different approach to its policies over academies. In an interview with Schools Week, Ms Rayner said the party needed to “move on” from the … Continue reading Labour Party to take ‘a different approach’ to policies for academies


DfE publishes teacher and school leadership pay rates for 2017/18 - September 27, 2017
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The new teacher and school leadership pay rates for 2017/18 have been released by the Department for Education (DfE). Academies are not required to follow these pay scales, as they are permitted to set their own wages. However, they do … Continue reading DfE publishes teacher and school leadership pay rates for 2017/18


Academies should begin preparing annual workforce census, says DfE - September 27, 2017
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Academies, as well as local authorities, should begin collecting and submitting data for the annual school workforce census sooner rather than later, the Department for Education (DfE) has said. The school workforce census is a statutory data collection that takes … Continue reading Academies should begin preparing annual workforce census, says DfE


GDPR: Schools face “significant amount of work” to be compliant - September 27, 2017
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New data protection laws will be introduced from next year carrying substantial fines for organisations who fail to observe the new rules. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will replace the Data Protection Act in May 2018, will apply … Continue reading GDPR: Schools face “significant amount of work” to be compliant


A third of schools are underfunded by at least £1million, PAC report reveals - August 15, 2017
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A report recently published by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has unveiled the true extent of underfunding in schools across England, many of which are crumbling due to a lack of repair work. The cross-party group of MPs has also … Continue reading A third of schools are underfunded by at least £1million, PAC report reveals



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