A selection of news items of interest for governors addressing threat from bombs, SEN, supply teachers, removal of school governors, coasting schools and a manifesto gap.
25 May 2017 – Schools Week is reporting that schools have been reminded to keep staff up-to-date with procedures in their individual plans for emergencies after a school was evacuated following reports of a bomb threat.
25 May 2017 – Statistics and analysis on statements of special educational needs (SEN) and education, health and care (EHC) plans in England.
19 May 2017 – Schools Week is reporting that the government is planning to step in and establish a national pool of ‘trusted’ supply teacher agencies in a bid to help schools cut down on spiralling agency bills.
6 May 2017 – The Telegraph is reporting new regulations will give schools the power to remove school governors from office.
5 May 2017 – Schools Week is reporting that regional schools commissioners are writing to coasting schools to identify specific support, leading critics to suggest they are now operating as reinvented local authorities.
4 May 2017 – Schools Week is reporting that the Conservative Party has admitted that a key manifesto commitment to provide breakfasts for every primary school pupil in England could cost far more than the £60 million initially promised.