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Your school's website should include the following contact information:
These should comply with the School admissions code and appeals code (where appropriate - not 16 - 19 academies, FE colleges or sixth form)
You must do one of the following:
Schools are not required to publish their exam and assessment results from the 2019 to 2020 academic year as these have not been published as performance measures by the Secretary of State. You must, however, continue to display your 2018 to 2019 performance measures until new performance measures are published.
Key Stage 2 (KS2) results - if you are a KS2 school, you must publish the following details from your school's most recent KS2 results:
Key Stage 4 (KS4) results - if you are a KS4 school, you must publish the following details from your school's most recent KS4 results:
Key stage 5 (16 to 18)
If you have a sixth form, you should publish the following details from your 16 to 18 performance tables page school or college’s most recent key stage 5 (16 to 18) performance measures as published by the Secretary of State (for most schools, the performance measures published for the 16 to 18 accountability headline measures 2018 to 2019 academic year):
You must publish the following information about your school's curriculum.
The DfE also recommend, depending on phase of education:
You must publish information about your school’s remote education provision on your website.
Your school must publish details of how your school spends its pupil premium funding and the effect this has had on the attainment of the pupils who attract the funding. You should aim to update the online strategy statement by the end of the autumn term each year to reflect your plans for the academic year after assessing the needs of your pupils, both new and existing. For the current academic year, you must include:
For the previous academic year, you must include:
If your school received year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium funding, your school must publish details of how it spends the funding and the effect this has had on the attainment of the pupils who attract it. You must publish:
As final payments of the Year 7 catch-up premium were made in relation to the 2019 to 2020 academic year, the 2020 to 2021 academic year will be the last year on which schools must report how this funding was used.
If your school gets the coronavirus (COVID-19) catch-up premium grant in academic year 2020 to 2021, you should publish details of:
If your school receives PE and sport premium funding, you must publish details of how your school spends this funding and the effect it has had on the pupils' PE and sport participation and attainment. You must include the following:
As public bodies, academies and FE institutions must comply with the public sector equality duty in the Equality Act 2010 and the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties and Public Authorities) Regulations 2017. This means you must publish:
The Equality Act 2010 and Advice for Schools provides information as to how your school can demonstrate compliance. For example, including details of how your school is:
You must publish an Information Report on your website about the implementation of your school’s policy for pupils with SEN and should update it annually.
You should update any changes occurring during the year as soon as possible. The report must comply with section 69 of the Children and Families Act 2014, meaning that it must contain:
Academies and colleges should publish information about their careers programme. This information should relate to the delivery of careers guidance to year 8 to 13 pupils (12 to 18-year olds) and any requirement set out in your funding agreement to deliver careers guidance. For the current academic year, you should include:
DfE recommend that all academies and colleges publish their complaints policy online.
If you’re an academy, FE or sixth-form college, DfE recommend that you publish your whistleblowing policy online.
Academies must publish any arrangements for handling complaints from parents of children with special educational needs about the support provided by the school.
You should publish the following financial information about your school:
Colleges should publish their instruments and articles of government on their website.
They should also publish their annual members’ report and audited financial statement every year.
DfE state that you must publish how many employees have a gross annual salary and benefits of £100,000 or more. You should publish these figures in £10,000 increments.
Academy trusts must publish accessible and up to date details of governance arrangements.
You should publish the following details about your college’s governing body:
You may wish to simply publish your governors’ handbook, which should include all this information.
You must publish details of your school's charging and remissions policies. The policies must include details of:
If a parent requests a paper copy of the information on your school's website you must supply one.
Full details are available at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/what-academies-free-schools-and-colleges-should-publish-online including further links to relevant information.
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