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News from the DfE

Read the recent web chat with Schools Minister Nick Gibb on reading, plus his replies to extra questions

Avril: Our adoption story

Statutory guidance

Schools causing concern - guidance for local authorities

This is statutory guidance given by the Department for Education, on behalf of the Secretary of State, relating to schools causing concern.

Guidance for governing bodies on behaviour and discipline

This statutory guidance explains why maintained schools must have a behaviour policy, what it must cover and the role of the governing body and headteachers in shaping their school’s behaviour policy.

Dealing with allegations of abuse

Guidance for local authorities, headteachers, school staff, governing bodies and proprietors of independent schools on dealing with allegations of abuse against teachers and other staff.

Resources from the DfE

Purchasing guide for schools

Everything you need to know about procuring services and equipment.

Pensions calculators

Calculators to help find out how much your pension could be worth and to understand the effect of the tiered contribution rates that will be implemented from April 2012.

Charlie Taylor's behaviour checklists

How to develop the essential actions to promote good behaviour.

More resources from the DfE

DfE answers your questions

Each week the DfE answers all your questions.

We have replaced the DfE forum with a Q&A mechanism to answer teachers' questions more directly and swiftly.

Read the latest questions and answers from the DfE including queries on promoting reading for enjoyment, Free Schools, sabbaticals and National Curriculum reform.

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Q&A

Read the transcript of Charlie Taylor's recent behaviour Q&A session

Blogs & advice

Candy Garbett blog: academy conversion

The Head of The Priory School in Shrewsbury discusses her school's experiences of converting to Academy status.

The DfE exclusion trial

Why school commissioning is an idea that works.

Running a summer school

David Linsell talks about his experiences at Ratton Performing Arts Trust School in East Sussex.

Cultural Education in England

Darren Henley blogs about his independent review.

Developing tomorrow’s leaders

Mark Eaves talks about the Educational Leadership and Management MA.

Ofsted resources:

Good practice in primary mathematics

Tackling homophobic bulling and ingrained attitudes