What does your school Need to Know?

21st January 2013 at 14:02

We welcome publication of the Department's spring term 2013 Need to Know Mandatory and Useful Timelines and Myths and Facts documents which are now available on the DfE website and have been sent out to schools. These are excellent resources which will be of great help to schools as them plan and implement forthcoming changes during the academic year 2012-2013 and where possible, beyond.

Set out in two helpful, easy to understand timelines - one containing statutory information and legal requirements which schools must adhere to, and the other containing useful information, both timelines are broken down by term, to help schools see at a glance what's coming up and plan accordingly. The timelines even include a key so that schools are clear about whether specific legislation applies to their type of institution from the DfE.

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The package also provides clarification about activities that schools are required to undertake, by way of a myths and facts document. This document addresses a number of common misconceptions about what schools are required to do, or to have in place including anything from health and safety to staffing and inspection.

Dame Reena Keeble

Chair, DFE Primary Heads Group, Headteacher, Cannon Lane Primary School

Dame Yasmin Bevan

Chair, DFE Secondary Heads Group, Headteacher and Executive Principal, Denbigh High School

John Martin

Chair, DFE Bureaucracy Reduction Group, Principal, Bacon's College


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