Government policies & legislation

  • Changes in education 2023/2024
    Get up to speed on the key changes to government guidance that are likely to affect your school this academic year, and find resources to help you delve a bit deeper.
  • Gender pay gap reporting: requirements
    Any organisation with 250 or more employees is required to report and publish data about its gender pay gap. Find out the requirements for schools and trusts, and the current picture in the sector.
  • General election 2024: FAQs for schools and trusts
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    There will be a general election on Thursday 4 July 2024. Find answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about what this means for your school or trust.
  • Political party manifestos and their impact on education
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    The general election will be held on 4 July 2024. Ahead of voting, get to grips with what each party is promising for schools in England, and what these changes could mean for your school or trust if the party is successful.
  • Quick guide to governance legislation
    Bookmark our quick reference guide to the key governance legislation and guidance so you can easily refer to it on a regular basis. Use our downloadable copy to keep to hand for when you need it.
  • Schools white paper 2022: summary
    Find out about upcoming and potential policy changes and what they mean for your school. Plans include new attainment targets in literacy and numeracy, an academy-led education system and a drive to increase attendance.
  • Schools white paper 2022: where are we now?
    Be clear on what's changed since the government published its schools white paper in March 2022. Find out which initiatives are still happening, what has been dropped, and what all this means for your school or trust.
  • SEND and AP improvement plan: summary
    Dig into the details of the SEND and alternative provision (AP) improvement plan. Understand how the government intends to reform the SEND and AP system, and get an idea of timelines.
  • Sustainability and climate change: summary of the DfE's strategy
    The government has published its sustainability strategy to improve the education sector’s response to climate change by 2030. Find out what it's planning to introduce and when, and how your school will be affected.