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31 Mar 2014

DfE Consultation on Independent School Inspectorates

The Department for Education has launched a consultation on the regulation of ISI and the other independent inspectorates in England. Also see updates on changes to regulatory regime and DfE’s research priorities.

DfE Consultation on Independent School Inspectorates

DfE are proposing to introduce regulations and advice to make the approval of independent inspectorates more transparent. Responses are invited from independent inspectorates, Ofsted, independent schools and independent school associations/representative bodies.

Changes to the regulatory regime for independent schools in England

Lord Nash wrote to Graham Stuart MP on Friday 28 March 2014 setting out a description of the government’s intentions regarding changes to the regulatory regime for independent schools in England.

Key points to note include the consultation on the regulation of ISI and the other independent inspectorates, launched on 28 March 2014 and open until Friday 16 May 2014 and proposed forthcoming changes to the Independent School Standards for likely implementation in January 2015. The key proposed change to the Standards is the new leadership, management and governance standard, although there are other textual changes.

DfE’s Research Priorities by Policy Area

Aimed to help ensure improvements to education and children’s services are informed by evidence. DfE has published a suite of Research Priority and Question Papers which set out what the department thinks the important research questions are across their key policy areas.

DfE want to make its research prioritisation more transparent and more collaborative: joining up with a wider range of people and organisations to discuss what the research priorities for education and children’s services should be and how the gaps can best be filled.

View the papers and the full list of topics here.

2 Dec 2016 School Regulation and Inspection

School Regulation and Inspection - update December 2016

Autumn Statement, Insurance, Inspections pilots, Inspections pilots, Consultations affecting charities, Charity law, Ministry of Defence Accredited Schools Database, Tax free childcare, General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), DfE census data

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4 Nov 2016 School Regulation and Inspection

School Regulation and Inspection - update November 2016

Schools that work for everyone consultation, Children missing education, Tax free childcare, Inspection.

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6 Oct 2016 School Regulation and Inspection

School Regulation and Inspection - update October 2016

Schools that work for everyone consultation, Inspection, Data Protection, Fundraising Regulator, Charity law update, Technical issues in charity law consultation, Salary sacrifice consultation.

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6 Sep 2016 School Regulation and Inspection

Children missing education - statutory guidance

The reporting duties for schools when children are missing education have changed.

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3 Sep 2016 School Regulation and Inspection

New Fundraising Regulator

There will be a new fundraising regulator, formed as a result of the Etherington review into fundraising.

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6 May 2015

Childcare and Schools fact sheets

Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act: Childcare and Schools fact sheets from the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills.

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1 Dec 2014

Proposed New Independent School Standards

Government consultation response from the Department for Education.

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