If you or your Governing Board responds to any consultation OGA would welcome receiving a copy of your submission.
There is an important funding consultation published on 8th July 2021 with a closing date of 30th September.
Please watch out for more information relating to this. This is extremely important for all our schools.
The consulations below have closing dates in August, expecting school staff to respond to consultations at this time in this exceptionally challenging year with most of the consultation window during the school holidays seems particularly unhelpful.
The DfE launched a call for evidence on Behaviour Management strategies, in school units and managed moves on June 29th . Contrary to the press focus this is not just about mobile phones, they are seeking views to understand how schools utilise their behaviour strategies to manage common behavioural challenges. This closes on 10th August 2021.
The DfE is also seeking views on the Recommendations made in the report of the ITT market review of Initial teacher training. Closing date 22nd August 2021
Teacher supply is of huge importance for all our schools. There are significant concerns around the timing of this – these quotes are taken from an article in Schools Week:
Proposals ‘huge risk to teacher supply’
Emma Hollis, from the National Association of School-Based Teacher Trainers, said making providers reapply “within just a five-month window risks the loss of exceptional providers from the system because they do not have sufficient time, resource and capacity to undertake the process effectively.”
“The report presents no evidence to suggest that existing providers of ITT would be unable to deliver the new curriculum requirements in full,” she adds. “A wide-scale, expensive and disruptive re-accreditation process poses a huge risk to teacher supply.”
Both the Chartered College of Teaching and the National Association of Headteachers have opposed the findings, with the latter urging government to instead “pause and take stock”.
Nick Brook, NAHT’ deputy general secretary, said “there is no crisis in teacher training that needs fixing… As schools focus on education recovery post-pandemic, this is the worst possible time to embark on an unnecessary shake-up of teacher training.”