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NSN News
Wed 6 May 2020

"The Public Accounts Committee’s report on Support for Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities is concerning.

"The report highlights the difficulties many families face in securing an ECH plan, which too frequently leave our most vulnerable children lacking the support they need. This simply cannot be justified.

NSN News
Thu 30 April 2020

New Schools Network (NSN) is a charity improving the life chances of young people across the country by supporting the creation of new free schools. NSN finds talented people and organisations, supports them to establish new free schools in their communities and, through the Academy Ambassadors Programme, supports better governance by finding business leaders with the right skills to become trustees.

Free Schools in the media
Fri 3 April 2020

Following the Brexit referendum and a period of uncertainty Europa School’s students can breathe a little easier knowing the school can offer the IB Diploma Programme from September 2020. This accreditation follows a rigorous programme of staff training and inspection by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO).

Tue 31 March 2020

Preparation for your interview

Prep the tech

Prior to the interview, make sure that your team is as prepared as possible. Each team member must have the appropriate technology (a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone with an in-built or attached microphone and camera), as well as a stable internet connection. The next step is making sure that all panel members have downloaded the software that will be used for the conference call; this will be specified in your invitation to interview.

NSN News
Tue 17 March 2020

During this unprecedented period, we want to continue to provide programmes of support as far as is possible, without creating any additional burden for school leaders, CEOs, NEDs or Chairs. Given that, we have taken the following steps to respond to this emerging situation:

Thu 12 March 2020

Free schools across the country offer some of the most innovative practices in the state sector. East London Arts and Music (ELAM) is a fine example of this.

NSN News
Fri 28 February 2020

"I am pleased to see the implementation of the behaviour hubs programme has been announced today. There is no one size fits all solution for improving behaviour and the range of expertise brought together through this group will undoubtedly help the entire sector improve. Too often the debate in this area means that schools operate in a significantly challenging environment- this is a practical programme to help support schools and academy trusts gain access to the best of the best in our system.

Thu 27 February 2020

From pheasants flying into windows to becoming table tennis champions, leaders at the The Reach Free School (TRFS) in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire are no strangers to the challenges faced by schools in temporary accommodation. During a recent Spotlight visit to the school, we heard first-hand from Founding Headteacher Richard Booth about how the school managed to thrive during its five years on a temporary site.