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What’s happening in 2013? Guest Blog by Clerk to Governors

What’s happening in 2013? Guest Blog by Clerk to Governors

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What’s coming up in 2013 for schools and Governing Bodies?

The following dates are an outline of the calendar for 2013, but if you have additional suggestions, please email me at or leave a comment. Check back to see updates.

*See DfE’s timeline of key dates.
** Check on all live DfE consultations here.

January 2013

February 2013

March 2013

April 2013

  • NGA Awards for Outstanding Governance – presentations by Lord Hill at House of Commons on 30th April. Info here.
  • Pupil referral unit (PRU) management committees will be given delegated budgets and control over staffing for the first time (subject to the passage of regulations).

May 2013

  • KS2 SATS take place week beginning 13th May 2013 – DfE website for other key dates (SATS)

June 2013

July 2013

  • July 9th – KS2 SATS results available

August 2013

September 2013

  • Introduction of a new early education entitlement for eligible two-year-olds.
  • Subject to the outcomes of the consultations, the new National Curriculum will be published, ready for teaching to begin in September 2014.
  • Pay arrangements for teachers due to change, as main pay scales are abolished (subject to legislation). More info here.
  • Duty to promote the good attendance of 16-year-olds in education and training becomes compulsory as part of raising the participation age. Those providing education will be required to promote good attendance of 16-year-olds.
    (MS, SFC, FE, PRU)
  • All education and training institutions must inform their local authority if a 16-year-old drops out of education.
    (Academies, FS, MS, SFC, PRU, FE)
  • Legislation to reduce timescales for payment of penalty notices issued to parents for school attendance offences comes into effect (subject to regulations being made).
    (Academies, MS, FS, MSS, PRU)
  • Legislation to strengthen rules on leave of absence and promote good attendance comes into force (subject to regulations being made).
    (MS, MSS, PRU)
  • Curriculum and qualifications:  Study programmes (which should include A levels or other substantial vocational qualifications, non- qualification activity and work experience, English or mathematics GCSE A*- C or English or maths provision) start to be offered to 16- to19-year-olds.
    (Academies, FS, MS, SFC, FE, IS, MSS)
  • New duties come into effect requiring schools which use automated biometric recognition systems to obtain parental consent.
    (Academies, FS, MS, IS, MSS, SFC, FE, PRU)

October 2013

 November 2103.

December 2013

  • Ofsted will publish their quarterly Schools and Inspection Update for inspectors.
  • Christmas – in the digital age (Youtube link)

and September 2014

Revised National Curriculum due to be introduced for all subjects.

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