Get up-to-speed on the important new guidance from the Department of Health & Social Care
The government has made it illegal to carry out, offer or aid and abet virginity testing or hymenoplasty in any part of the UK, as part of the Health and Care Act 2022. This article outlines the new guidance.Read here!
Up-to-speed on: Education Policy Changes Being Implemented at the Start of the 2022/2023 Academic Year
There are a number of changes being implemented at the start of the 2022/2023 academic year. We’re here to make sure you know what’s changing and what you need to do.Read here!
Up-to-speed on: What Schools Need to Know About the Queen’s Speech 2022
On 10 May 2022, Prince Charles delivered the Queen’s Speech which officially reopened Parliament. The speech outlined the government’s priorities for the year ahead. This article breaks down what schools need to know.Read here!
What does the procurement policy note on contracts with suppliers from Russia and Belarus mean for schools?
The UK government has introduced a number of financial and investment sanctions aimed at encouraging Russia to cease its actions in Ukraine. The Cabinet Office has now published a Procurement Policy Note relating to contracts with suppliers from Russia and Belarus. Find out more here.Read here
Up-to-speed on: ‘Inclusive Britain: government response to the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities’
The government has published ‘Inclusive Britain: government response to the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities’. This is the government’s response to the Sewell report. This article breaks down what you need to know.Read here!
Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine: Useful Links for Schools
The ongoing situation in Ukraine is concerning for everyone and it is likely that pupils will be worried about what is happening and may look to adults at school for reassurance. We’ve collated a number of useful links to support schools.Read here!
Up-to-speed on: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Restrictions in the Autumn Term
This article breaks down what you need to know about the November 2021 update to the DfE’s ‘Schools COVID-19 operational guidance’. The changes primarily relate to the protection measures that have been introduced due to the Omicron variantRead here!
Up-to-speed on: Statutory ‘Cost of school uniforms’ Guidance
The DfE has published new statutory guidance on how schools should ensure the cost of school uniforms is reasonable and secures the best value for money. This article breaks down what you need to know and the actions you need to take.Read here!
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Pupil Vaccination Invitation Letter to Parents
The UK Health Security Agency has created a ‘COVID-19 vaccination: invitation letter template for eligible school children'. We advise that schools use the UK Health Security Agency’s template.Read here!