Heads Up — December 2013
Welcome to a festive edition of Heads Up.
As we look back on 2013, there are many challenges facing the education sector, not least the continued pressure on school budgets and resources. There have also been a number of legal developments affecting schools and academies since the summer edition of Heads Up, which we summarise below to help you to get up to speed with some of the key points that you need to know.
We have also included a new ‘Headliners’ section — where you will find some interesting articles from other experts in the education sector…
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