Changes in education 2022/2023

Get up to speed on the key changes that are likely to affect your school this academic year, and find resources to help you take action.

Last reviewed on 19 October 2022
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  1. Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) updated for 2022
  2. New behaviour, searches and exclusions guidance in place from September 2022
  3. New uniform guidance in place from September 2022
  4. New attendance guidance applies from September 2022
  5. Ofsted: curriculum 'transitional arrangements' end in September 2022
  6. New admissions appeals code from October 2022
  7. Policy changes outlined in the white paper
  8. Academy Trust Handbook 2022 now published
  9. STPCD 2022 now published
  10. Proposed changes set out in the SEND green paper
  11. Other changes on the horizon

We've summarised the major changes that are heading your way.

Find out more below about what's changing, and what your board needs to do. Click 'save for later' at the top if you'd like to get email alerts when we update this article with new information or resources.

Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) updated for 2022

The Department for Education (DfE) has updated KCSIE - the changes came into force on 1 September 2022.

Receive appropriate safeguarding and child protection (including online) training at induction, which is regularly updated. This is so you can be assured that your school's safeguarding policies and procedures are effective Be aware of your obligations under the Human Rights Act 1998, the Equality Act 2010, and the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED). Note that these duties haven’t changed Make sure the child protection