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A message from Devon & Cornwall Police on supporting pupils after the Manchester terrorist attack

A letter has been sent to Headteachers and Safeguarding leads from the police, referring to advice from the PHSE Association on helping pupils following the terrorist attack in Manchester. The letter has been circulated by the Devon Association of ...

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Posted: 26th May 2017

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Support Staff Pension rate changes and budget impact

Just as governing boards had signed off their budgets for 2017/18 schools were surprised to receive last minute information relating to an increase in Support Staff Pension costs. Schools were informed of these changes effective from 1st April ...

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Posted: 25th May 2017

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Changes to constitutional arrangements for maintained school governing boards around removal of elected governors

The government has just published the School Governance (Constitution and Federations) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2017. These regulations will enforce changes to the constitutional arrangements of maintained school governing boards ...

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Posted: 24th May 2017

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Academies and borrowing - When is a lease not allowed?

The Academies Financial Handbook prohibits academies from having any sort of borrowing and this includes some types of leases. What is allowed? Academies are allowed operating leases, but not allowed finance leases. The difficulty can be in how you ...

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Posted: 23rd May 2017

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