SEND and alternative provision improvement plan published by DfE, 3 years after SEND review originally launched. Government’s plans for reform include national SEND standards, new measures for accountability, and a trial of digital education, health and care (EHC) plans [GOV.UK and Schools Week]. Read about governors’ duty to support pupils with SEND and the legislation involved.
Proportion of pupils offered a place at their first choice of secondary school falls. Research also shows that few schools who set their own admissions arrangements are prioritising disadvantaged pupils [The Telegraph - registration required and Schools Week]. Read about how to review your admissions policy and what your school’s requirements are.
Gender pay gap in education reaches 22.2%, new data suggests. The Trades Union Congress (TUC) calculates women in education effectively work 81 days a year “for free”, with education the second-worst sector for pay equality [Tes Magazine - registration required]. Remind yourself of the rules around gender pay gap reporting.
Monday 6 March - Holi
Monday 6 March - Purim
Wednesday 8 March - International Women’s Day
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