Archive for April, 2016

Annal Nayyar –reports states Morgan offers no academy concessions

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan offered no concessions over controversial plans to force all of England’s schools to become academies. Mrs Morgan was pressed by MPs on whether she was committed to pushing the plan forward as legislation. “That is the government’s position,” she told the education select committee. Mrs Morgan told MPs that the changes [...]

Annal Nayyar – report states that Public votes decide Windsor and Maidenhead school projects

Schools in Windsor and Maidenhead are to compete for funds for projects in a contest decided by a public vote. The Schools Participatory Budgeting Scheme will see schools apply for a share of £100,000 a year – up to £6,000 a term for each school. The council-run pilot scheme will be reviewed after a year. [...]

Annal Nayyar -Report states that Nicky Morgan defiant over academies as she refuses to give more concessions despite warnings from her own party

The Education Secretary is expected to remain defiant on plans to turn every school into an academy as she refuses to offer any more concessions despite warnings from her own party.   There have been claims that Nicky Morgan had been forced to offer concessions, with suggestions that the best performing councils could run their [...]

Annal Nayyar – a Report todays states Village schools will be saved to appease Tory academy rebels

Small rural primary schools will be offered protection against closure in a concession to appease Tory MPs after a backlash against plans to force all schools to become academies. Ministers are also willing to listen to concerns among Conservative backbenchers over proposals to end the election of parents to school governing bodies. Explicit protection for [...]

Annal Nayyar reports on Dfe latest brief- Intervening in failing, underperforming and coasting schools Guidance for local authorities and RSCs

This Government has made a clear commitment to extend opportunity and unlock potential, delivering real social justice. Every child, whatever their background, deserves the best start in life and an excellent education. The Education and Adoption Act 2016 delivers on the manifesto commitment to introduce new powers to intervene in failing schools from day one [...]

Annal Nayyar –reports on PE and Sport Premium DfE requirements

The DfE currently provides £150m a year to schools as part of the PE and Sport Premium, which is ring-fenced funding to help improve the quality of physical education (PE) and sport teaching in primary schools. One of the conditions of grant of the PE and Sport Premium is that schools must publish information, on [...]

Annal Nayyar – provide latest dfe information on sponsorship -schools

This document gives sponsors information about the DfE funding that is available to academy trusts for full sponsored, intermediate and fast track academy projects, including grant payment and reporting arrangements. In some situations, the project type attracts a differing level of funding support – these are clearly identified in this document. Part 1 explains that [...]