Network other policies:
15Apr2014Policy update: Review of GCSE, A level and AS qualifications Network members only
Schools Manager Julie Gibbings outlines the latest announcements from the Department for Education around the content and structure of the new GCSE, A level and AS qualifications. Contains links to further reading.
02Apr2014Policy update: Primary Assessment and Accountability (part two) Network members only
Schools Manager Julie Gibbings outlines the latest key proposals from the Department for Education around changes to primary assessment and accountability. Includes a timeline and links to key documents.
11Feb2014Policy Update: The Year 7 Catch-up Premium Policy Network members only
The Year 7 Catch-Up Premium Policy focuses directly on students who are behind in literacy and numeracy. This summary includes links to larger guides, strategies for catch-up, and a report on the effectiveness of different strategies.
14Jan2014Essential reading: Schools - the heart of the community
A selection of reviews, reports and introductory reading for our Schools - the heart of the community theme.
08Nov2013Policy update: Secondary school accountability Network members only
The Department for Education announced its decisions on changes to accountability obligations for secondary schools in October 2013. This summary explains the new system. It also contains links to key documents.
05Nov2013Policy update: Review of GCSE qualifications Network members only
This summary outlines the changes that are already in place, key features of the new GCSE qualifications and a timeline for the changes that are yet to be applied, with links to key documents.
15Oct2013Essential reading: Supporting EAL learners Network members only
A summary of 10 pieces of essential reading that relate to our "Supporting EAL learners" network theme.
23Aug2013Policy update: Changes to the National Curriculum - a timeline Network members only
Schools Manager Julie Gibbings outlines the ongoing procedure for the National Curriculum review and a timeline for application of the new curriculum, along with links to key documents.
23Aug2013Policy update: Primary assessment and accountability Network members only
Schools Manager Julie Gibbings outlines the key proposals from the Department for Education around changes to primary assessment and accountability. Includes a timeline and links to key documents.
01May2013New report from Ofsted - Improving literacy in secondary schools: a shared responsibility Network members only
The latest research report from Ofsted details the results of a survey of what works best in secondary schools to improve literacy across the curriculum.