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27 Mar 2015

Department for Education and Home Office guidance

Revised statutory guidance and sponsor guidance published.

The Department for Education has published revised versions of Keeping Children Safe in Education and Working Together to Safeguard Children. They have also published some advice documents on What to do if you’re worried a child is being abused, Safeguarding practitioners: information sharing advice and Data protection for schools considering cloud software services. The first advice document is referred to in the revised KCSiE.

The Home Office has published revised Tier 4 Sponsor guidance in a completely new format. The guidance sets out the changes to terminology for Tier 4 sponsors. From 6 April 2015, 'Highly Trusted Sponsor' will be replaced by 'Tier 4 Sponsor' and 'A-rated sponsor' will be replaced by 'Probationary Sponsor'. At a meeting with ISC, the Home Office confirmed that they will give sponsors sufficient time to change any references to Highly Trusted Sponsor status and A-rated status in their promotional material (for example, their website).

7 Mar 2017 School Regulation and Inspection

School Regulation and Inspection - update March 2017

Apprenticeship levy, sex and relationships education, wealth screening, common standard reporting for charities, general data protection regulations, careers guidance for schools, teacher recruitment and retention, teacher workload and NCS.

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2 Feb 2017 School Regulation and Inspection

School Regulation and Inspection - update February 2017

New fundraising regulator, apprenticeship levy, charity law round up, Migratory Advisory Committee report, HMRC to go digital with its anti-money laundering activity, DfE guidance on buying, new governance handbook and competency framework and more.

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12 Jan 2017 School Regulation and Inspection

School Regulation and Inspection - update January 2017

Inquiry into education and promoting emotional well-being of pupils, Fundraising Regulator, Malpractice in A levels and GCSEs, Charities and breach of information law, Commission on religious education (CoRE), Apprenticeship levy consultation

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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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13 Dec 2016

ISC’s response to “Schools that work for everyone”

ISC has responded to the consultation “Schools that work for everyone”. Our consultation response can be viewed.

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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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