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I hope you have had a good week! As always, here is all of the up to date information and useful links for you:

Grab your early bird ticket now before they run out:

Inspiring Leaders Conference, 6th October 2022, 9am — 3:15 pm. Sherwood Forest, Centre Parcs.
Key Note Speaker announcement: Chris Dyson

Chris Dyson is an experienced Outstanding Head Teacher with a demonstrated history of working in Challenging Schools with huge success. Chris has been the recipient of a Teaching Award Winner, a TES Award, Hero of Yorkshire Award and a National Business in the Community Winner. Chris is also a proud fellow of the Chartered College and author of ‘Parklands — A School Built on Love’

School Leader, Teacher and SBM Planners:

We have new stock arriving on the 8th July. We recommend that you order your planner now if you don’t want to miss out, as we can’t guarantee we will be able to do another print run. If you would prefer to have an invoice, please email me at lucy@headteachers.org, and I will organise this for you.

DFE Updates

The government revokes important provisions of the schools bill. Academies Minister Baroness Barran stated in a letter to peers that the government will “remove clauses 1 to 4 and schedule one from the bill.” These sections deal with academy regulation and a potential government authority to establish extensive new criteria for academies. The government is also in favour of removing sections 5 through 18, which deal with how academy funding agreements can be terminated. A DfE spokesperson said that the department is “supporting the temporary removal of clauses 1 to 18 from the bill, in advance of bringing back revised clauses later in the bill’s passage through parliament”.

Here is more information about the Bill — https://bills.parliament.uk/bills/3156

National Tutoring Programme

The National Tutoring Programme (NTP) digital service is a topic on which the DfE is interested in hearing from primary and secondary school teachers and senior leaders.

https://calendly.com/hollie-bostock/national-tutoring-programme?utm_source=30%20June%202022%20C19&utm_medium=Daily%20Email%20C19&utm_campaign=DfE%20C19&month=2022-07

Nadhim Zahawi, the Education Secretary, addresses the LGA Annual Conference.

https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/education-secretary-address-lga-annual-conference

DfE adds: ‘Schools causing concern: guidance for local authorities and regional directors’ to its ‘Schools causing concern’ guidance

Statutory guidance on local authorities’ and regional schools commissioners’ responsibilities relating to schools and PRUs causing concern.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/schools-causing-concern--2

Broadband upgrade for rural primary schools:

Thousands of rural primary schools to get huge broadband upgrade

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/thousands-of-rural-primary-schools-to-get-huge-broadband-upgrade

Working together to safeguard children:
Statutory guidance on inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/working-together-to-safeguard-children--2

COVID-19 12 to 15 vaccination programme funding for schools: conditions of funding
Allocation of funding and terms and conditions for schools and other eligible settings for 12 to 15 vaccination programme funding.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-12-to-15-vaccination-programme-funding-for-schools-conditions-of-funding

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