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Planning for 2020/21 (maintained schools)
Get ahead with our year planner. Keep on top of important deadlines and the tasks you should carry out each term as a governing board.
If you're in a secondary school, please note that the exam timetable for the coming year hasn't been published yet. We'll update the planner below once this becomes available.
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Download and adapt our year planner
Make sure your governing board stays up to date and compliant in the year ahead, with:
- Key dates and deadlines
- Checklists of tasks to carry out each term, and a list of ongoing tasks
Please note that this isn't exhaustive, and dates of events may change. Check with your local authority to confirm any further requirements.
Read these articles to help you prepare for the coming year
Get ready for 2020/21 with guidance on:
- How to set your school improvement plan (SIP) in light of coronavirus
- Setting your school on the road to recovery
- How to organise your board to support school recovery
- Ofsted's plans for autumn 2020
- The changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education, due to come into force from 1 September 2020
Take a look at our COVID-19 resource hub for more current guidance and advice.
Our associate experts Fred Birkett and Fiona Stagg helped us create the year planner in this article.
Fred is an experienced teacher and education consultant. He's been a governor for 20 years in primary and secondary schools and a chair of governors for half that time.
Fiona is a national leader of governance and an independent clerk. She’s an experienced chair of governors, conducts external reviews of governance, and supports and mentors chairs and clerks. She's also a facilitator for the DfE's governance leadership programme.
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