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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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  • Carillion contracts - information for schools and colleges

    The Cabinet Office has today issued a statement following the announcement by Carillion of its decision to initiate insolvency proceedings.

    15 January 2018 - ADVICE

  • National Funding Formula - budget planning

    Business leaders await the notification of the local formula to inform their budget planning. Decisions for 2018/19 must be approved and submitted to ESFA by 19 January 2018 in accordance with ESFA schools revenue funding guidance.

    15 January 2018 - ADVICE

  • Technical consultation on insolvency regime for FE and sixth form colleges launched

    The DfE has launched this technical consultation which runs until 12 February 2018

    15 January 2018 - ADVICE

  • School revenue funding settlement 2018-19

    An announcement on the school revenue funding settlement for 2018/19 was made on 19 December in a written ministerial statement, which sets out the details for the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG), Education Services Grant (ESG) and Pupil Premium.

    15 January 2018 - ADVICE

  • Regional schools' buying hubs

    This DfE led project is moving to the next phase. The first hub pilots will commence in February in the North West and South West, and aim to support schools to help procure goods and services in the most efficient and effective way.

    15 January 2018 - ADVICE

  • UCAS guide to Applied General and Tech Level qualifications

    In advance of the January 15 deadline, UCAS has produced an adviser guide to Applied General and Tech Level qualifications, which is now available on its qualification reform webpages

    09 January 2018 - ADVICE

  • New healthier snacking resources for primary schools

    Change4Life has created a suite of new resources for primary schools to help inform pupils and families about healthier snacking.

    09 January 2018 - ADVICE

  • KS4 Inspection Data Summary Reports (IDSR)

    Ofsted has published its new-look Key Stage 4 report which replaces the old ‘inspection dashboard’. Primary IDSRs were launched in the autumn term and data on secondary schools has now followed suit.

    09 January 2018 - ADVICE

  • Careers guidance

    The DfE has published new statutory guidance for schools on careers guidance and access for education and training providers.

    09 January 2018 - ADVICE

  • Leadership equality and diversity fund

    The DfE’s leadership equality and diversity (E&D) fund supports schools to develop local solutions that help teachers from under-represented groups to progress into leadership. Funding is available for schools to co-ordinate school-led projects in their region.

    09 January 2018 - ADVICE

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