Advice October 2015
On 1 July 2015 the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 introduced the Prevent Duty on schools and colleges, as well as specified authorities such as local authorities, health and the police, “to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”.
Advice July 2015
ASCL sent the following briefing to all MPs on the Education and Adoption Bill Committee.
Advice September 2015
The Deregulation Act 2015 received Royal Assent on 26 March 2015. The DfE has provided details on the commencement of provisions set out within Schedule 16 (Schools: Reduction of Burdens), that will come into effect on 1 January 2016 together with those provisions that now will not be commenced.
Advice March 2015
New guidance on disqualification under the Childcare Act 2006 and disqualification by association has now been published by the DfE. This replaces the guidance published in October 2014.
Advice June 2015
As indicated in the Conservative election manifesto, the government intends to strengthen the Secretary of State’s powers of intervention through the new Education and Adoption Bill. The main points related are as follows.
Guidance paper November 2015
This guidance paper is relevant to senior and system leaders in maintained schools in England. It outlines the DfE’s proposed definition of a ‘coasting’ school and details the consultation process.
Advice May 2015
Today’s Queen’s Speech outlined the Government’s plans for a new Bill on Education.