Search for guidance, case studies, videos and other resources to support the development of your school or trust.
A step by step guide to writing your policies, including all statutory policies, as well as others recommended by the Department for Education.
This resources explains the key information that the DfE expect to see in any free school education brief, and the importance of this document in the pre-opening stage and beyond.
In early July 2016 NSN organized an event for the principal designates, finance directors and governors of free schools opening in the coming September. Resources from the intensive two-day package of support and advice, preparing free school leaders for the challenges and opportunities ahead, can be found in this folder.
This case study of the City of Bath College focuses on how they ensure that the quality of teaching is constantly high and improving.
A resource itemising the regulations that your school will be assessed against during the pre-registration Ofsted inspection. You should be able to provide evidence showing that your school complies/will comply with each of the regulations listed.
These guidance documents by the DfE are produced to help free schools develop their admissions and admissions appeals, and include a general guide, a template to draft your admissions arrangements, examples of admissions from existing schools, along with common issues and advice.
This document offers an overview of the different documents and statutory guidance from the DfE and EFA that you must adhere to, when developing the admission arrangements for your academy or free school.
This document from the Department for Education is the statutory guidance regarding the exclusion of pupils in maintained school and academies.