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Jan
25

Scholarship funding for the new ILM accredited Diploma for School Business Managers Level 4, 5 and 6 will be available shortly. This programme replaces the former Certificate, diploma and advanced diploma for school business managers offered by NCTL. To ensure that you receive information about scholarships for these programme please complete our expression of interest form.

Jan
22

Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities, Nicky Morgan, addresses The Education World Forum.
Extract:
'The power of education to change lives is something that unites us all.
And we need to do all we can to harness this power; not just to improve standards in education, but to unlock the potential of all young people - girls and boys. And by doing that, to narrow inequalities, reduce poverty and achieve our wider development goals.'

Jan
18

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has unveiled new professional standards for headteachers in England. The revised standards (available here), created by the profession, for the profession, are designed to empower and inspire heads, drive aspiration, promote excellence and reflect the greater decision-making powers heads now enjoy.

Jan
13

During the early autumn we were subject to a detailed Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) audit of our Early Years Teacher Status programme. The audit team concluded that we had made commendable progress on our action plan and that we had maintained all strengths identified in previous audits. Commendable progress is the highest grading QAA awards.

The following areas of our outstanding practice were noted:

Dec
12

We are delighted to have been approved as a contractor on the Skills Funding Agency training framework. This exciting opportunity allows us to access funding to deliver the CACHE early years programmes, including the new Early Years Educator, as well as apprenticeships for both schools and early years settings. We will share more information shortly, but in the meantime if you have experience working in these areas please get in touch with Philip Haslett.

Dec
12

The Department for Education has just published guidance on promoting British values in schools to ensure young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain.

The guidance aims to help both independent and state-maintained schools understand their responsibilities in this area. All have a duty to ‘actively promote’ the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. These values were first set out by the government in the ‘Prevent’ strategy in 2011.

Dec
12

We have had a number of changes happen within BPN this month. We have said goodbye to one of the BPN lifers: Julie Dollin who left BPN last week (5th December) to start a new job with Bristol City Council. Katie Trace from our Events and Resources team has also waved a temporary farewell as she is off on a year’s maternity leave, but she will be popping in throughout the year.

Dec
12

The government is launching a major push on maths, science and technology to equip more pupils with the skills needed to work and succeed in high-tech and science-based industries, Prime Minister David Cameron will announce. 17,500 maths and science teachers will be trained, a new computer science GCSE will focus on coding, and world-first code college will be launched.

Dec
12

Plans to support the set-up of a new, independent, professional body to represent and champion high standards in the teaching profession have been announced by Education Secretary Nicky Morgan and Schools Minister David Laws. The package of measures published today for consultation aims to put the teaching profession in England on a par with the best in the world.

Read more about this topic on the GOV.UK website.

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