THAT Conference notes, with profound alarm, the conclusion of the independent accountants' recent annual benchmarking report on Academy finances (Kreston UK, March 2018); specifically that the entire sector is within two years of insolvency.
THAT Conference notes, with profound sadness, the increasing incidence of suicide among young adults and teenagers and recognises that each such episode is a complex personal tragedy and that school or college can only ever be part of the narrative.
THAT Conference, recognising the detrimental impact on curriculum diversity of Government policies regarding funding, accountability, inspection, assessment, teacher supply and curriculum, calls on the Executive Committee to:
THAT Conference recognises and applauds the Government’s attempts to reduce staff workload in schools, through publication and promotion of the three workload reports on planning and resources, data management and marking.
THAT Conference notes the publication of the latest Governance Handbook and the Competency Framework for Governance, both of which seek to drive more effective governance in schools in England, and values the contribution made by many governors who have growing demands made upon them, despite the