Reflections on the NAVSH conference 2023

A massive thank you to everyone who came to say hello and chat with us at the NAVSH conference 2023.   We had a fantastic two days at the event and as always it was lovely to catch up with… Read more

Posted by on 31st March 2023

Increased government focus on children with a social worker: how do you monitor CiN & CP attendance?

On the 6th May 2022, the DfE published a guidance document named Working together to improve school attendance. The guidance is intended to help schools, academy trusts, governing bodies, and local authorities maintain high levels of school attendance. It… Read more

Posted by on 8th May 2022

Pupil Premium allocations and conditions of grant for 2022-2023

The goal of the pupil premium grant(PPG) is to raise the educational attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities to help them reach their potential. The government has just published its Pupil Premium allocations and conditions of grant for 2022-2023Read more

Posted by on 28th March 2022

Further £16.6m Funding Confirmed for Virtual Schools by Will Quince MP

Last month saw the return of the National Association of Virtual School Heads Conference as an in-person event at London’s Earls Court. It was great to catch up with virtual heads in person after working alongside them remotely for so… Read more

Posted by on 24th March 2022

Does your Authority issue fines to parents of absent children? New consultation launched by DfE to end postcode lottery in how schools manage avoidable absence.

Does your Authority issue fines to parents of absent children? The issue of pupil attendance data has been talked about a lot over the past couple of weeks as the government has proposed that they are looking to set a… Read more

Posted by on 11th February 2022

New funding stream available from the DfE

We’re pleased to hear there that there is a new funding stream/grant available for schools and Virtual Schools which people may not be aware of.   As part of the Department for Education’s (DfE) education recovery plan, the Secretary of… Read more

Posted by on 2nd December 2021