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This is one of the questions we get asked frequently, and we have put together some information we hope you will find helpful. Changes in legislation last year meant that schools no longer have to publish a school profile and prospectus. However, as of September 2012...

The new and updated Academies Financial Handbook is now available: The Academies Financial Handbook (Handbook) sets out the financial requirements for academy trusts (ATs). The Handbook, together with the funding agreement (of which this document forms part), sets out the financial relationship between the Education Funding Agency (EFA) and ATs. The...

New Module now available: Freedom of Information - A Guide for Governors In this module, you'll explore and build on your knowledge of the FOI Act and how it applies to schools. You'll learn more about your role and responsibilities as a Governor. You'll learn about what your...

Did you know there are important changes which the Government will be making to criminal records and barring arrangements from September? The Home Office has just issued a leaflet with guidance to these changes. The UK Government is committed to protecting vulnerable groups including children. We want to...

New arrangements for school exclusion come into force in September 2012. These will apply to any pupil excluded on or after 1 September 2012 from a maintained school, academy school / Free School, alternative provision academy / Free School or pupil referral unit in England. Take a...

July’s cover story focuses on the new publication A Guide to Recruiting and Selecting Headteachers. NGA has worked with National College to update its resources on recruiting a headteacher and has published a short guide which can be downloaded here. The booklet includes information on what options...

From September schools will have to report the following information on Pupil Premium: How much money the school has been allocated for the Pupil Premium in respect of the current academic year how the school intends to spend the money how it spent the allocation for the previous...

The DfE has recently released an updated list of statutory policies for schools.  It outlines which type of schools the policies apply to, and how often the policy should be reviewed.  This will change again this year with the introduction of the Education Act 2011. Here...

The Commons Education Committee has called for Ofsted to be split in two. "Splitting Ofsted into two new organisations—the Inspectorate for Education and the Inspectorate for Children’s Care—will help to focus and improve inspection in this country." The report agrees with Baroness Perry when she said that Ofsted...

Online debate about the use of biometrics in schools is increasing - both for and against.  I was surprised to see that schools do not have a legal duty to consult parents (although they are advised to). The official ICO guidelines are here; the most recent...

There's a lot of commentary doing the rounds about how Michael Gove and the DfE have fared during their first 100 days.  Here's a quick round-up - if you know of any more, please add your comment below.  I'm keen to see more commentary from the education...

Modern Governor releases its latest module: "Self-evaluation and the New Ofsted Framework"    We talked about the New Ofsted Framework in a recent blog, and now we're delighted to announce the release of the latest Modern Governor module "Self-evaluation and the New Ofsted Framework". One of the biggest...

All Modern Governor e-learning courses are reviewed regularly - it's a tough, but necessary job!  We're very proud of our content and so, this time round, I wanted to let you know what we've done and why. We've reviewed all of our content to reflect changes...

Last week I stumbled across this disturbing news story, which got me thinking about privacy. A Philadelphia school issued 2300 students with mandatory laptops and forbade them from using their own computers at school.  Nor were they allowed to modify or install any other software on...