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DfE revised guidance on maintained school organisation

April 29, 2016

The DfE has revised its suite of statutory guidance documents on changes which can be made to local authority maintained schools, including opening and closing schools, although there has been no substantial change to the law since the last time the documents were revised in 2014. This is CSN's briefing…


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Schools causing concern: April 2016 DfE guidance

April 15, 2016

The DfE has produced new guidance on Schools Causing Concern which will commence on 18 April 2016. This important document has significant implications for how local authorities exercise their school improvement responsibilities. This is the CSN Briefing.


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Viewpoint: Implementing the Education and Adoption Act

April 4, 2016 by John Fowler

The Education and Adoption Act 2016 commenced on Monday 18 April 2016. John Fowler, Policy Manager, LGiU, looks behind the implementation and finds the DfE must do better. [This is an updated blog of one originally published on 4 April 2016] The Education and Adoption Act 2016 (Commencement, Transitional Provisions and Savings)…


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Regional Schools Commissioners – Commons Education Committee

January 27, 2016

The DfE's Regional Schools Commissioners have been operating since September 2014 with responsibility to oversee the Secretary of State's functions over Academies. Since then their role has increased. The House of Commons Education Committee has reported on these developments and this is the CSN Briefing on the report.


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Teacher supply – update

January 21, 2016

There has been much public debate about the supply of school teachers and a claimed lack of applicants for teaching jobs. This CSN Briefing looks at the evidence ahead of a major report from the House of Common Education Committee on the issue.


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Schools Adjudicator – 2015 annual report

January 14, 2016

The Chief Schools Adjudicator published her annual report at the end of 2015. Schools Adjudicator are now mainly concerned with deciding whether school admission arrangements comply with the DfE's School Admissions Code. This CSN briefing summarises the report including the appeals to the adjudication service and the reports by local…


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Urban School Reform: International Comparisons – five cities

December 17, 2015

Learning from the success of other school systems is an important element of school improvement. CfBT has produced a comparative report on the achievements of five urban education systems. This CSN briefing looks at the report.


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School Accountability and the Effectiveness of OFSTED – Education Datalab

December 15, 2015

The availability of large data sets pupil information, and their matching with school performance and inspection data has enabled independent researchers to ask important questions about the effectiveness and future development of the schools system in England. Education Datalab is one such body and this CSN briefing looks at a…


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