Focus On Academies

Rebrokering costs for academies soon to be published - 8 Sep, 2017

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The official cost of rebrokering academies is to be published for the first time, industry publication Schools Week has reported. Rebrokering is the process of schools transferring from one academy trust…

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DfE publishes teacher and school leadership pay rates for 2017/18 - 8 Sep, 2017

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The new teacher and school leadership pay rates for 2017/18 have been released by the Department for Education (DfE). Academies are not required to follow these pay scales, as they are permitted to set…

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GDPR: Schools face “significant amount of work” in terms of compliance - 8 Sep, 2017

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New data protection laws will be introduced from next year carrying substantial fines for organisations who fail to observe the new rules. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will replace…

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DfE urges academies to begin preparing annual workforce census - 8 Sep, 2017

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Academies, as well as local authorities, should begin collecting and submitting data for the annual school workforce census sooner rather than later, the Department for Education (DfE) has urged. The school…

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Business rates tax relief for private schools thanks to charitable status - 22 Jun, 2017

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Private schools will make a combined tax saving of £522m in business rates tax relief over the next five years thanks to their charitable status, research has revealed. Organisations in England and Wales…

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NAHT calls for ‘disruptive action’ if Government fails to reverse education cuts - 22 Jun, 2017

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The National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) will consider disruptive action should the Government fail to reverse “irresponsible education cuts,” according to reports. NAHT said it would consider…

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Supply teacher database to be launched by Government - 22 Jun, 2017

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In an attempt to reduce spiralling agency bills, the Government will attempt to regulate the industry by establishing a “trusted” database of supply teacher agencies. The Department for Education (DfE)…

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Cuts to education hitting schools hard, report suggests - 22 Jun, 2017

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With education cuts so severe in some parts of the country, head teachers are reportedly abandoning minority subjects and asking parents to donate to cooking classes to plug the shortfall in funds. A report…

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One in five sixth form colleges ready for academy status - 25 Apr, 2017

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The academies minister, Lord John Nash, revealed at the recent Sixth Form College Association’s conference in London that one in five sixth form colleges have launched formal proceedings to convert to…

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New gender pay gap reporting affects academies too - 25 Apr, 2017

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As part of the Government’s ongoing fight to tackle inequality, all academy trusts and schools with more than 250 workers are now required to publish gender pay gap statistics, by April 2018, due to…

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