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Fire Safety in Schools is it being followed.

Building Bulletin (BB) 100 advises on how to design school buildings so that they satisfy Building Regulations Part B, “Fire Safety”. It is referred to in Approved Document B, which says that Part B will typically be satisfied where the life safety guidance in BB 100 is followed.

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Ofsted inspection over three weeks?

Recent proposals that would change how Ofsted inspects schools risk increasing the pressure felt by those being assessed

For many school leaders, Ofsted inspections can be one of the most stressful experiences that they are likely to face during their professional lives. Typically, already high stress levels dial up to maximum the moment the call from Ofsted is taken and pretty much remain at that level until at least the end of inspection.

Now imagine if the process from start to finish took not three days, as is the case now, but well over three weeks. Unfortunately, Ofsted’s consultation on short inspection proposes to do exactly that for a significant number of schools.

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UN warns of not enough education places being created.

Global pledges to provide education for all young people show little chance of being achieved, according to annual figures from the United Nations.

There are 264 million young people without access to school, with few signs of progress, says Unesco.

Around the world, almost one in 10 children does not even have access to primary level education.

The UN agency says wider access to education would radically reduce poverty and improve security.

The annual Global Education Monitoring Report tracks the numbers of young people in school and measures progress in international promises to ensure access to education.

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Head Teachers send letter about funding to parents.

Head teachers in England are keeping up the pressure on school funding, sending a letter warning about "cash-starved" schools to almost two million families.

As the government prepares to set out its plans in the Queen's Speech, school leaders across 17 councils are calling for urgent action over a funding gap.

Claims over school funding shortages became an election battleground and a doorstep issue with voters.

The Conservative manifesto promised an extra £1bn per year from savings.

But there have been doubts cast on the biggest slice of this extra funding - with uncertainty over whether the government will go ahead with scrapping free meals for all infants.

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Grammar school expansion dropped in the Queens speech.

  • No new grammar schools
  • Plans dropped to stop free lunches for all infants
  • No legislation announced for education
  • School funding plans to be put forward at a later date
  • Changes to how individual school budgets are allocated will go ahead
  • Technical education to be upgraded

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