DfE releases statistics on the number of schools and pupils in England

DfE releases statistics on the number of schools and pupils in England

The Department for Education has published (29 June 2017) official statistics collected in the January 2017 school census, including information on the number of schools and pupils

The Department for Education has published (29 June 2017) official statistics collected in the January 2017 school census, including information on the number of schools and pupils 

03 July 2017/Number of views (1117)/Comments (0)/
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Former vice president of NAHT Colm Davis to receive an OBE

Former vice president of NAHT Colm Davis to receive an OBE

Colm Davis, former vice president of NAHT, has been recognised for his ‘services to special education’ and received an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Colm Davis, former vice president of NAHT has received an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List

20 June 2017/Number of views (1261)/Comments (0)/
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Ofsted’s consultation on short inspections of good schools

Ofsted’s consultation on short inspections of good schools

Give your views in this important consultation on possible changes to short inspections

Ofsted announces plans to increase the time in which a short inspection becomes a full inspection from 48 hours to anything up to 15 working days.

19 June 2017/Number of views (1665)/Comments (0)/
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Primary school accountability: pupils working below the standard of statutory assessments

Primary school accountability: pupils working below the standard of statutory assessments

Reducing the disproportionate impact on school progress scores

DfE announces changes to methodology to reduce the disproportionate impact on school progress scores

09 May 2017/Number of views (2135)/Comments (0)/
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Education spending should be top of the general election agenda

Education spending should be top of the general election agenda

We're facing a critical time for schools as the snap general election approaches

NAHT and NAHT Edge, along with other organisations in education, believe that education spending should not be viewed as a cost to the taxpayer but as a vital investment in the future of the country.

19 April 2017/Number of views (1907)/Comments (0)/
Mediation advice

Mediation advice

When and how mediation can help in a workplace dispute

The overriding aim of workplace mediation is to restore and maintain the employment relationship, wherever possible.

03 April 2017/Number of views (2464)/Comments (0)/
Removal of elected governors in maintained schools

Removal of elected governors in maintained schools

Ministers have decided that removal as an elected governor should lead to a five year disqualification from any school

Ministers have decided that removal as an elected governor should lead to a five year disqualification from any school

31 March 2017/Number of views (1603)/Comments (0)/
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Recognising leaders who’ve made a difference

Recognising leaders who’ve made a difference

The BELMAS Reflective Practice Award for innovation and critical reflection in education is now open for entries.

The BELMAS Reflective Practice Award for innovation and critical reflection in education is now open for entries

 

17 March 2017/Number of views (3844)/Comments (0)/
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Conference round-up: SEND issues in the spotlight

Conference round-up: SEND issues in the spotlight

Review of the Special Schools, Specialist and Alternative Provision Conference 2017

Everyday issues that affect SEND professionals were tackled head on at the new format Special Schools, Specialist and Alternative Provision Conference in Birmingham on 9 and 10 March 2017.

14 March 2017/Number of views (3074)/Comments (0)/
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SEND experts to gather in Birmingham to tackle the key issues

SEND experts to gather in Birmingham to tackle the key issues

Top speakers and structured workshops planned for the Special Schools, Specialist and Alternative Provision Conference 2017

This year’s Special Schools, Specialist and Alternative Provision Conference – entitled ‘Creating Stability in Changing Times’ - has been reformatted to include a one day conference on 10 March, with an optional panel debate and dinner the night before.

27 February 2017/Number of views (2101)/Comments (0)/
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Making a difference for autistic girls and women

Making a difference for autistic girls and women

Broadcaster and campaigner Carrie Grant asks how girls with autism can find their voice, and are we truly listening?

How does an autistic person get heard and understood? How do they find their voice? How do we hear their voice? And are we giving space to hear the autistic voice?

30 January 2017/Number of views (3601)/Comments (0)/
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The Lenehan review issues call for evidence

The Lenehan review issues call for evidence

Lenehan review of experiences and outcomes in Residential Special schools and colleges.

The Department for Education has announced a review of the experiences and outcomes of children and young people in Residential Special schools, led by Dame Christine Lenehan.

23 January 2017/Number of views (2571)/Comments (0)/
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Additional SEND funding announced

Additional SEND funding announced

The Department for Education is providing further funding for SEND

On 11 January the Department for Education made a further funding announcement on provision for SEND.

12 January 2017/Number of views (2081)/Comments (0)/
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Conference preview: Special Schools, Specialist and Alternative Provision Conference 2017

Conference preview: Special Schools, Specialist and Alternative Provision Conference 2017

This event takes place in Birmingham on 10 March

This March NAHT is hosting the annual Special Schools, Specialist and Alternative Provision Conference in Birmingham. For 2017 the title ‘Creating stability in changing times’ aims to sum up what needs to be achieved in the current climate.

09 January 2017/Number of views (2681)/Comments (0)/
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New regulations for non-maintained special schools

New regulations for non-maintained special schools

NAHT Edge members may be interested to read about the key changes

The DfE has published the non-maintained special schools (England) regulations 2015, which will come into force from 1 September 2015 and replace the regulations set in 2011.

01 April 2015/Number of views (4633)/Comments (0)/
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