John Viner gives a summary of the recent changes to the national funding formula and high needs funding.
Extra assistance, although sometimes expensive, is vital for children with SEN. Rosie Eachus looks at how SENCos and SBMs can work together to ensure constructive outcomes.
Andy Allen presents his personal case for a form of democratic participatory governance.
One of the most complex areas where conflict is prevalent between governors and their SBMs is financial reporting and monitoring. Nickii Messer looks at the issues.
The safety of pupils around water is an important consideration for schools. Martin Hodgson looks at the risks and how they can be controlled.
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Jenny Townsend gives some practical suggestions for ways you can improve parental engagement in your school.
As cuts bite, schools need to generate additional income. Tracey Clare explores sourcing and winning bids.
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Case study from Carlton Bolling College: Ensuring high-quality governance
Academy governance: Autonomy and accountability
Increasing turnover and financial sustainability in schools
Safety and health in school kitchens
Grounds maintenance and safety: Grassed areas and playing fields
Q. What are the headlines from the proposals for a schools national funding formula? I haven’t time to read the full consultation
Q. We have several children with a statement of SEN or EHIC plan. What is included in the high needs funding reform?
Q. We understand that concerns about admissions are likely to lead to some changes. What can we expect?
Form – Governor application
Form – Governor appraisal procedure
Checklist – School kitchen: Slips, trips and falls
Checklist – Food hygiene
Checklist – What to consider before buying assistive technology
Checklist – Implementing assistive technology
School kitchens and food safety
Outside learning: Spaces that support learning outcomes for all
Checklist – Designing your playground
Form – Food and hygiene (disposal and cleaning)
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