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Understanding governance

Here you will find a wealth of information, useful for both those new to the role and for those with experience. Information is always being updated as we respond to the ever-changing educational landscape. Governance principles Includes key functions , the law , constitution, the Instrument of Government , financial duties and indemnity Types of school Maintained schools, academies, MATs etc. Types of governor There are many different types of governor, including staff, parent, LA and…

Understanding the Impact

Friday 15 th January 2021 saw the second workshop in this project focusing on understanding the impact of disadvantage on pupils learning and looking at ways to address this. The workshop included a contribution from Marc Rowland and Andy Samways who have both worked with many local authorities and the Education Endowment Foundation to support the attainment of disadvantaged children. Presentations & Handouts From mitigation to success, Improving outcomes for disadvantaged learners,…

Unique Pupil Numbers (UPNs)

A Unique Pupil Number (UPN) is a number that identifies each pupil in England uniquely . A UPN is allocated to each pupil according to a nationally specified formula on first entry to school (or in some cases earlier), and is intended to remain with the pupil throughout their school career regardless of any change in school or local authority (LA). A similar compatible system has been introduced for learners in maintained schools in Wales. Independent schools are not required to issue UPNs f…


TUPE Letter for staff Buckinghamshire Council from 1 April 2020 Download the TUPE letter You will be aware that from 1 April 2020 a new Buckinghamshire council was created. Staff from Buckinghamshire County Council and the four district councils were TUPE’d across to the new council – Buckinghamshire Council - on their existing terms and conditions of service. The TUPE process included school staff of all BCC controlled schools (i.e. where BCC was designated as the legal employer of…

Use of reasonable force

Background Non-statutory advice from the Department for Education is intended to provide clarification on the use of force to help school staff feel more confident about using this power when they feel it is necessary and to make clear the responsibilities of Headteachers and Governing boards in respect of this power. Governing boards are advised to: consider the guidance on developing a school policy on the use of force to control, or restrain pupils develop the school's own pol…

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