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Through our news items we aim to keep Devon schools abreast of educational matters, both local and national. Find our most recent news items below, use our archive to access older news items, or view our regular newsletters using the menu to the right.

The role of trustees following Wakefield City Academy Trust failure

A national leader of governance, Martin Matthews has written an article for Schools Week asking what happens to the trustees following a trust failure. He suggests that the deeper scandal of Wakefield City Academy Trust is that it could all too ...

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Posted: 17th Oct 2019

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Engaging parents with relationships education policy in Primary Schools

A guide for primary headteachers setting out why they must engage parents on their school's relationships education policy and tips on how to do so has just been published. From September 2020, relationships education will be compulsory for ...

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Posted: 16th Oct 2019

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Ofsted on Inspecting Small Schools’ Curriculum

A recent post on the Ofsted Blog talks about the new education inspection framework and how they will inspect the curriculum in the smallest schools. Curriculum and ‘deep dives’ Some small schools are nervous about the new education ...

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Posted: 15th Oct 2019

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Devon Revenue Funding Arrangements for Schools – consultation responses by 18th October 2019

The events to support the revenue funding arrangements consultation were held across the county last week and there was, finally, some good news for Devon schools. The consultation events were informed of how the changes to school funding ...

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Posted: 14th Oct 2019

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