Independent Sector News


December 2023
(including a summary of the recent Schol Partnerships week, PISA results, UCAS, Online GCSEs, UK Safer Internet Centre, iVote, TPS, ICP latest blog, school business professional roundtable events)

November 2023
(including information on TPS, safeguarding consultation, criminal record disclosure timescales, Online Safety Act, mental health and wellbeing, vaping, school partnerships, inspections framework, report on careers education, teacher survey, NPQ for SENCOs, GCSE support materials, Education Committee inquiry on strengthening financial education, School Library Awards, Civitas survey on the future of independent schools)

October 2023
(including details following October's ASCL Council, mental health and wellbeing update, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, latest on Labour and tax plans, Ofqual letter to HE admissions officers, UCAS and HE, Contextualised Date Service update, Advanced British Standard, TPS update, EHRC guidance, inspections, security and emergency planning, measles/MMR vaccination, Covid guidance, guidance on mobile phones, Prevent duty guidance updates, Celebrating Partnerships week, Anti-bullying week resources)

September 2023
(including new ASCL President, EDI resources, safeguarding updates, information and lesson resources around effects of vaping, inspection framework 2023, EYFS framework, resourcess around exams and results 2023, BTEC defunding process, UCAS and universtiy issues, apprenticeships)  

June 2023
(including updates on exams 2023, industrial action, new ISI F23 framework, safeguarding, RSHE, partnerships, SPA new CEO opportunity, vaping, cyber security, sustainability and climate change strategy update, JUST ONE tree, fire safety standards, BTEC defunding process, maths to 18, GCSE maths resits, literacy, report on teaching, UCAS offer acceptance deadlines, 2023 applications for FSM, ASCL Council results)

May 2023
(including ISI framework, formal ballot, generative AI, BTEC and other level 3 qualifications, maths to 18, DfE Climate in Education snapshot, SEND review, UCAS updates, Thank a Teacher Day, IDPE fundraising and engagement benchmarking report)

March 2023
(including a round-up of Annual Conference 2023, BTECs, an update on SEND reform, NCSC threat report, RSE, consultation on the Future of Education, teacher recruitment and retention, Busiess LEaders: Support Hub, EDI resources)

February 2023
(including update from ASCL Council, Indpendent Review of Prevent report, DfE State of the nation 2022 report, safety of trees on school premises and playing fields, Estate Management Competency Framework, UCAS updates, research into the value of FE and HE qualifications)

January 2023
(including scrutiny on independent schools, industrial action, maths to 18, ChaptGPT, HE admissions, Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse: A guide for schools and trusts, online safety, ENOUGH. campaign, cyber security, antisemitism report by NUS, preventing hair discrimination in schools)