Help and advice

In this section we have brought together advice, guidance, articles and information from external sources to help ASCL members do their jobs more effectively.

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  • 16-19 Study Programmes Annual Review

    The EFA has published its second annual review of 16 to 19 study programmes using the most recently available data which is for 2014/15.

    22 March 2017 - ADVICE

  • Academy revenue funding allocations 2017/18

    These allocations should now be visible via EFA Information Exchange. Allocations are for academies that opened on or before 1 January 2017.

    21 March 2017 - ADVICE

  • Updated 2016/17 pupil number adjustment (PNA)

    Academies that are funded on estimated pupil numbers can access updated information about the annual PNA exercise.

    21 March 2017 - ADVICE

  • STEM insight

    The National STEM Learning Network offers a unique STEM Insight programme for staff in schools and colleges to experience STEM-related work in industrial or university settings. Candidates take part in a placement, supported by face-to-face and online CPD.

    21 March 2017 - ADVICE

  • Year 7 catch-up premium grant for 2016 to 2017

    EFA has published funding allocations and conditions of grant for the Year 7 catch-up premium for the 2016/17 financial year. Academies should have received payment of the premium on 1 March 2017.

    21 March 2017 - ADVICE

  • 2016 secondary inspection dashboards update

    Inspection dashboards for secondary schools have now been updated in line with validated data.

    21 March 2017 - ADVICE

  • ASCL Funding Campaign: What Would You Cut?

    Education funding is at breaking point because of rising costs and flat cash. After the successful launch of our #WhatWouldYouCut campaign on Twitter, on Sunday 5 March we need your help to continue the momentum.

    13 March 2017 - ADVICE

  • Ofqual Guidance: Regulation of GCSEs, AS and A levels

    Ofqual has produced a short video and guide explaining what schools and colleges can expect from exam boards and what exam boards, in turn, expect from schools and colleges.

    07 March 2017 - ADVICE

  • Changes to the review of marking, moderation and appeals systems

    Ofqual has announced further changes to the review of marking, moderation and appeals systems.

    28 February 2017 - ADVICE

  • Asbestos management

    The Education Funding Agency (EFA) has published new guidance aimed at schools, local authorities and trusts in understanding their obligations and duties in relation to asbestos management in schools. The guidance was first published in March 2015 and has been updated with more information.

    28 February 2017 - ADVICE

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