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The second in a series of bulk buying deals (sometimes referred to as ‘aggregated deals') for schools considering buying new tablets, laptops or desktop devices has now started. Schools could save thousands of pounds by using a deal developed by DfE and Crown Commercial Services (CCS). To take part, schools will need to submit their requirements for new devices to CCS at: [email protected] by 6 October 2017. A video explains the process in more detail. CCS will then work with suppliers to get the best price and notify schools after they award the contract on 10 November 2017. Schools will be able [...]
Wed, Sep 20, 2017
Source Department for Education
Primary education is fundamentally important to ensuring that every child receives the best possible start in life. As I set out in my statement to Parliament in March this year, the primary assessment and accountability system has a crucial role to play in ensuring that every child, no matter what their background or where they go to school, benefits from a high-quality primary education. Last October, I set out my intention to establish a settled, trusted primary assessment system. To help us move towards this, we published earlier this year parallel consultation documents on the long-term future of primary assessment and [...]
Thu, Sep 14, 2017
Source Department for Education
Plans have been announced by Education Secretary Justine Greening for a primary assessment system which focuses on pupil progress, mastering literacy and numeracy, and scrapping unnecessary workload for teachers. The plans to create a stable, long-term approach that ensures children are taught the essential knowledge and skills they need to succeed at secondary school and in later life were published today following a 12-week consultation with the teaching profession and other stakeholders. This is delivering on the commitments the government made at the election. Education Secretary Justine Greening said: A good primary education lays the foundations for success at secondary school [...]
Thu, Sep 14, 2017
Source Department for Education
Details of the free e-learning module from Modern Governor offering CPD on asbestos in schools to governors, trustees and anyone involved in education. The post A free online CPD module on asbestos in schools appeared first on Modern Governor. [...]
Tue, Sep 05, 2017
Source Modern Governor
Warwick Mansell examines the regulation of related party transactions by the Academies Finanicial Handbook & explores what-if any-benefits they might bring. The post Academy related party transactions in the media: legally dubious by definition? appeared first on Modern Governor. [...]
Thu, Jul 06, 2017
Source Modern Governor
Martin Matthews explains the role of NLGs, why schools might want to work with one and how to find the right NLG for your school. The post What are NLGs and why might our school need one? appeared first on Modern Governor. [...]
Wed, Jun 28, 2017
Source Modern Governor