Claire Ashton, of IT Governance, considers the implications for schools of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
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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Doing what's right: The SBM's guide to making tough decisions
Doing what's necessary: The SBM's guide to making tough decisions
Governors: The competency framework
Schools and the General Data Protection Regulations
Winning the funding lottery: 50:50 club
Windfall: Case study of managing a bequest
HR update: Pay gap reporting
Attendance: An acceptable absence of guidance? @
Prioritising the budget for school improvement @
Q. With the recent court ruling against Jon Platt, where do we stand in relation to term-time holidays? Should we maintain our position?
Q. We've heard that funding might be avaialble for internal inclusion units. How might we access this?
Q. Our Early Years staff are anxious that it looks as though baseline assesssment is heading our way again. Should they be worried?
Q. We are expecting an Ofsted inspection. What is the latest information about inspection of SEND?
Form - Diamond 9 planning
Form - Decision making to action planning
Checklist - Governors' competency framework
Checklist - Governor self-evaluation
Checklist - Medical absence from school
Form - 50-50 lottery member details
Checklist - Setting up a charity
Worked example - Persistent absence impact analysis
Form - Persistent absence impact analysis
Worked example - Attendance letter Stage 1
Worked example - Attendance letter Stage 2
Worked example - Attendance letter Stage 3
Worked example - Attendance letter Stage 4
Worked example - Attendance letter Stage 5
Worked example - Attendance letter Stage 6
Form - Record of attendance meeting @
Handout - How to plan for consistency @
Handout - How to distinguish the quality of pupils' experiences from the results they achieve @
Handout - How to attribute positive pupil experiences to decisions made by the SLT @
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