Key updates for the education sector – March 2022

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We’re here to update you on the latest news, guidance and government communications impacting the education sector.

Updated guidance on buying procedures and procurement law for schools – published 10 November 2021 (updated 24 January 2022)

Updated statutory guidance on the cost of school uniforms – published 19 November 2021

Flexible working in schools updated guidance – published 22 November 2021

New levelling up plans to improve student outcomes – published 24 November 2021 and updated 1 February 2022

Package to transform education and opportunities for most disadvantaged – update on 1 February 2022

Levelling Up White Paper – published 2 February 2022

House of Commons Education Committee undertakes a short inquiry into the government’s education catch-up programme for pupilspublished 3 December 2021

External reviews of governance – a guide for schools and academy trusts updatedpublished 21 December 2021

Proposed revisions to Keeping Children Safe in Education – consultation – published 11 January 2022

Teachers misconduct – the prohibition of teacher’s advice -government response to the consultation published – published 1 February 2022

Consultation on teacher misconduct: regulating the teaching profession  – published 1 February 2022

Revised behaviour in schools guidance and suspension and permanent exclusions guidancepublished 3 February 2022

DfE publishes consultation response on elective home educationpublished3 February 2022

Consultation on changes to the school admissions appeal code – published 7 February 2022

State of the nation 2021 – children and young people’s wellbeing – report over the academic year 2020-2021 – published 8 February 2022

Political impartiality in schools – published 1 – 7 February 2022

Extra support to safeguard political impartiality in schools when discussing issues such as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Pre-election guidance for schools and multi-academy trusts

If you have any questions or would like to discuss any of the sessions in more detail please contact Jill Donabie on 0191 211 7933 or via [email protected].