Independent Sector News

Information and updates focused on issues which impact on leaders working within the independent schools sector

May 2024
(including exam resources and information, online safety and Ofcom proposals, ISI inspection handbook, Team ASCL policy update, RSHE and health education, university admissions, space systems degree apprenticeships, HEPI blog, new guidance on protective security and preparedness for education settings, attendance, NPQ SENCo)  

April 2024
(including upcoming professional development events, Team ASCL monthly update, KCSIE consultation, Cass review into gender identity services, Transition to University toolkit, UCAS guidance, holiday pay guidance for part-time employees, flexible working in schools guidance, updated guidance for independent schools in Wales, National Cyber Secrutiy update, employment relations and ASCL) 

March 2024
(including reflections on Annual Conference and the Society of Heads Annual Conference, ASCL response to gender-questioning guidance consultation, Ramadan guidance for schools for PE and physical activity, Team ASCL update, employment relations and ASCL, Business Leaders' Online Forum, supporting pupils with home, heritage and community languages updated information, ASCL Council elections, DfE updates, health and safety, flexible working, inspection, ISI complaints consultation, Ofqual updates, Labour tax proposals, pensions reminder, careers report, the Big Help Out 2024)

February 2024
(including a summary of ASCL Council, employment relations, new Prevent Duty guidance, Protect Duty, SENCo blog, The Teacher Handbook: SEND, VTQs, BTECs, AAQs, T levels, UCAS update, primary update, guidance on measles outbreak, ITT and Early Career Framework, electric charge points_

January 2024
(including DfE consultations, draft guidance on gender-questioning children, ABS, changes to the EYFS framework, Ofqual update, January census and young carers, targeted support toolkit for school and colleges on mentally healthy schools, statutory guidance on safeguarding, Safer Internet Day, school attendance, Regulating Special School Residential Services in Wales, sustainability, business leader survey, Working Time Regulations: holiday pay and entitlements, Teachers' Pension Scheme)

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