Update on DfE publications

November 22nd, 2012

The Department for Education has published a number of new guidance documents in October and November. These are all listed here and include:

  • Overseas-trained teachers from outside the EEA – Departmental advice giving an overview of the requirements for overseas-trained teacher (OTT) employment, including background information, details of the four year rule, advice for OTTs, and information about OTTs after the four year rule and UK Border Agency requirements.
  • School playing fields and public land protection advice – Departmental advice for local authorities, governing bodies, foundation bodies, trustees, diocesan authorities, voluntary bodies, academies and sports organisations on protecting school playing fields.
  • Dealing with allegations of abuse – Statutory guidance for local authorities, headteachers, school staff, governing bodies and proprietors of independent schools on dealing with allegations of abuse against teachers and other staff.
  • 2013 Assessment and reporting arrangements: Key Stage 1 – Statutory guidance covering statutory assessment and reporting requirements for Key Stage 1.
  • School Governance Constitution Regulations 2012 – Statutory guidance about the School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2012, which set out the arrangements for the constitution of the governing body of those maintained schools in England.
  • Equality Act 2010 – Departmental advice for schools on how the Equality Act affects them and how to fulfil their duties under the act.
  • Teacher appraisal and capability – Statutory guidance on teacher appraisal and capability, taking the form of an optional model policy.
  • Safeguarding children and safer recruitment – Statutory guidance setting out the responsibilities of all local authorities, schools and further education (FE) colleges in England to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people.
  • First aid in schools – Departmental advice.
  • School food in England – Departmental advice for schools in England.
  • Key Stage 3 Teacher assessment and reporting arrangements – Statutory guidance on the 2013 Key Stage 3 Teacher assessment and reporting arrangements (TARA).
  • Pupil information regulations – Departmental advice on The Education (Pupil Information) (England) Regulations 2005 (S.I. 1437).
  • The school admissions code 2012 – Statutory guidance.
  • Consistent financial reporting CFR (Guide): 2012-13 – Departmental advice.
  • 2013 Assessment and reporting arrangements – Departmental advice on the early years foundation stage.
  • The school admission appeals code 2012 – Statutory guidance.
  • The National Curriculum – Statutory guidance for schools in England.
  • School charging – Departmental advice to help headteachers and governing bodies set out their policies on charging and remission for school activities and school visits.
  • Special educational needs: Code of practice – Statutory guidance.
  • School Information – Departmental advice on the School Information (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 (SI 2012/1124).

Rachel Kamm

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