Cladding on school buildings: DfE consultation open

The Department for Education has opened a consultation on fire safety design for schools, with the deadline to respond 18 August 2021.

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What the recent Supreme Court judgement means for land provided for educational purposes

Chris Sharpe and Jamie Telling explain the impact of the ruling which helps protect the value of land provided under the school sites legislation.

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Academy conversions: updated guidance and how Stone King can help

Stone King has extensive and detailed experience in academy projects, having advised clients on academy formation and development for over 19 years.

We have supported over 1,800 completed academy projects to date, including over 1,450 conversions and more than 350 academy-to-academy transfers.

More information on how Stone King can help can be found here.

DfE guidance on MAT establishment has been updated, including the sections on building strong academy trusts: guidance for academy trusts and prospective converter and trust partnerships guidance.

More information can be found here.

Summer schools programme

The DfE has added a link to the sign-up form so schools can register their intent to run a summer school, and a link to the funding allocations for eligible secondary schools.

More information can be found here.

Interactive GCSE, AS and A level data visualisation tool launched

Ofqual has launched a new interactive tool bringing together main trends from official statistical publications.

The tool can be found here.

Academies’ Annual Update webinar series:

Stone King’s Academies Annual Update event is being held as a three-part webinar series together with Buzzacott.

We’ll be looking at the future of the academy sector post COVID-19, as well as examining how academies have continued to evolve their delivery, controls and governance structures in the pandemic.

The sessions take place on 10, 17 and 24 June; further information can be found here.

Upcoming events and webinars:

Our full programme can be found here.