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Unless any half-term travels or other changes of routine have kept you away from the internet, newspapers or other sources of information, you can't have failed to notice the proposed education bill in the Queen's Speech this week. The full text of the Queen's Speech is available...

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...