If your Governing Board responds to any consultation OGA would welcome receiving a copy of your submission.
DfE consultations may be found by selecting the DfE from the drop down menu on the consultations page .
Financial transparency of LA maintained schools and academy trusts. This consultation outlines the current financial transparency arrangements for academy trusts and local authority maintained schools and considers possible changes. The Department for Education is exploring ways to improve transparency in the financial health of local authority maintained schools. For example, measures currently used in the academy trust sector could be adapted for local authority maintained schools. Closing date 30th September at 9.30am.
Mandatory minimum per pupil funding levels in 5-16 school funding Closing date 22nd October. Althoough this consultation appears to be about Local Authority implementation of the minimum funding guarantee Governors may wish to comment if they consider that the minimum funding level should not include the funding for additional needs as it currently does.
Revised Statutory Guidance for Home to School Transport. The revised guidance seeks to clarify local authorities’ statutory duties in relation to home to school travel and transport policy, in response to feedback from local authorities and other interested parties, there have been no changes to the law. Closing date 31.10.19.
The Government has recently published guidance on reducing the need for restraint and restrictive intervention in special schools and health and social care settings. This guidance aims to help settings adopt a preventative approach to supporting children and young people whose behaviour challenges as a result of learning disabilities, autistic spectrum conditions or mental health difficulties. You can read the guidance here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/reducing-the-need-for-restraint-and-restrictive-intervention
The Department for Education now wishes to gather views on whether there is a need for further guidance on the use of restraint and restrictive intervention in mainstream schools, mainstream post-16 settings and educational settings offering alternative provision. Closing Date 17.10.2019
OCC consultations may be found on their website.
The Young People’s Activity Survey 2019 is open for young people aged 13-19, or up to 25 with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities. Closing Date 30.09.2019. This survey asks children and young people aged 13-19 (and up to 24 with learning difficulties and disabilities) living in Oxfordshire about the positive leisure time activities to support wellbeing that they do. It aims to find out if there are enough activities for children and young people (sufficiency), and whether they are the kind of activities children and young people want to do (suitability), and whether they are happy with these activities (quality) , and whether they are able to get to and do the activities they want to (accessibility).
There are questionnaires for those that have experienced the Education and Care needs assessment process, closing date 31st May 2022. The parental questionnaire and Young People’s questionnaire are looking for feedback about how the process was for those that have experienced the assessment process.