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29 Aug 2014

Early Years Foundation Stage framework

The new Early Years Foundation Stage framework is effective from September 2014. Also see updates on the management of independent schools, independent inspectorates, careers guidance, DfE’s consent form and school admissions code.

Early Years Foundation Stage framework

Earlier this year ISC reported that the new EYFS document, which is effective from September 2014, has been published. See the new EYFS framework and a note with a summary of the main changes produced by Foundation Years. Statutory Framework for the EYFS changes 2014

Management of independent schools

The government has published their consultation response to the management of independent schools and proposed regulations consultation.

Independent inspectorates: regulations and advice

The government has published the final form of advice regarding the approval of independent inspectorates, including ISI, together with a summary of consultation responses and the government’s response.

Careers guidance

DfE has published two documents concerning the statutory duty to provide careers guidance to all pupils in years 8-13 which is applicable to maintained schools. The duty does not apply to independent schools, however some may find it to be a useful guide as it sets out what the government currently considers to be best practice. See the guidance and the advice for schools.

DfE template consent form

DfE has published a template consent form to cover a child’s participation in any school activity that needs a higher level of risk management or that takes place outside school hours. It is suggested that schools can ask parents or guardians to sign this form when they first enrol their child. Schools may therefore find it useful when creating their own template consent form.

School Admissions Code

DfE is currently consulting on the School Admissions Code. Whilst the Code is not applicable to independent schools, it contains a restriction on naming independent schools as feeder schools. ISC has lobbied for some time to have this removed and will respond to the consultation.

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4 May 2017 School Regulation and Inspection

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Apprenticeship levy

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1 Feb 2017

Teacher Workload Survey 2016

DfE Research report

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9 Jul 2017

Subject access code of practice

SAR code of practice: Dealing with requests from individuals for personal information

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