Education Update - Wednesday 21 May 2014

Periodically the Education Communications Team receives information which may prove useful to colleagues in their areas of work. Please see below several Government announcements which may be helpful to you.


Children, Families and Education

Constitution of governing bodies of maintained schools

Statutory guidance setting out the arrangements for the constitution of school governing bodies. More information here.

Open consultation: Headteacher standards review

An independent group of leading professionals are seeking views on the proposed review of headteacher standards. Consultation deadline is 16 June. More information here.

Childcare sector: Focus on Enforcement regulatory review

This paper summarises the initial findings of the Focus on Enforcement review of the early years childcare sector. The aim of the report is not to make specific recommendations for reform but to identify the consequences of current enforcement practice. More information here.

LGA: Get in on the Act- Children and Families Act 2014

The LGA has produced this briefing on the Children and Families Act 2014. More information here.

Children Act 1989: transition to adulthood for care leavers

Statutory guidance for local authorities on helping care leavers aged 16 and 17 prepare for adulthood. More information here.


Academy conversion: surplus and deficit balance transfer process

Statutory guidance for schools and local authorities on what happens to a surplus or deficit balance when converting to academy status. More information here.

Free schools: applications and places

School capacity data and survey information for pupil entry in September 2014. More information here.


Published: 21/05/2014
Audience: ALL
Contact: Communications Team

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