Changes and challenges in education

  • Budget planning resource hub
    Use our guidance and resources to help you through the whole process of planning your budget and getting it approved by governors.
  • Changes in education 2024/25
    Get up to speed on the key changes to government guidance that are likely to affect your school this academic year, and find resources to help you take action.
  • Changes to flexible working rights: summary
    Understand the changes to flexible working rules from April 2024, including the right to request flexible arrangements from day 1 of employment. Read advice on how to respond to the changes, and download our letter to staff and handout for governors about the new rules.
  • Industrial action: FAQs
    Get answers to your questions about strike action. Find out about your rights and responsibilities, and how to respond to industrial action.
  • Industrial action: risk assessment and arrangements for staying open
    Get your head around your requirements and options for keeping your school safely open during staff strikes. Download and adapt our risk assessment to help you decide if you need to close.
  • Schools white paper 2022: summary
    Find out about upcoming and potential policy changes and what they mean for your school or trust. Plans include new attainment targets in literacy and numeracy, an academy-led education system and a drive to increase attendance.
  • SEND and AP improvement plan: summary
    Dig into the SEND and alternative provision (AP) improvement plan details. Understand how the government intends to reform the SEND and AP system, see what’s being done and get an idea of timelines.
  • Staff factsheet: AI in schools
    Get your head around the basics of generative AI, including ChatGPT and Google Gemini, and what it means for your school. Share this information with your staff and governors or trustees, to get everyone on the same page.
  • Sustainability and climate change: summary of the DfE's strategy
    The government has published its sustainability strategy to improve the education sector’s response to climate change by 2030. Find out what it's planning to introduce and when, and how your school will be affected.