Strategies plans and policy

Schools Forum

The Redbridge Schools Forum is a statutory body required by the Schools Forum Regulations, set by the Department for Education. Comprising the head teacher and governing body representatives from the primary, secondary and special school sectors and non-representatives, their responsibilities include agreeing the ‘Scheme for Financing Schools’ and being consulted on funding changes in schools.

Schools Forum: agenda for upcoming meeting and minutes of previous meetings

 

Admission arrangements 

Each local authority has to report each summer to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator on how the admission arrangements are working in its area. The report must cover all schools in the local area and is used to ensure a fair and open admissions system.

The determined community schools’ admissions criteria, including admission numbers and Supplementary Information Forms.

The determined scheme for secondary co-ordination.

The determined scheme for primary co-ordination.  

The determined policy for 'Hard to place' and vulnerable groups of pupils.

 

Capital funding and how it works

The Education Estate Capital Strategy provides an explanation of how Children's Services uses capital funding and how it prioritises any bids made for funding. It also details how Children's Services capital needs fit into the Corporate system.

Education Estate Capital Strategy 2006-2009 (PDF 100KB)

 

Home to school transport arrangements for children with special educational needs

Policy and Eligibility Criteria for Home School Transport for Pupils with Special Educational Needs (PDF 67.6KB)

 

School Improvement

This strategy, to be reviewed annually, outlines how we will support our schools to improve.

School Improvement, Monitoring and Intervention Strategy (PDF 3.23MB)

 

School Governors

How we will support our school governors.

Service specification for Governors Support Team (PDF 52KB)

 

Teacher Recruitment and Retention

A strategy to ensure top quality teachers are recruited, appointed, supported and retained in Redbridge schools. 

Teacher Recruitment and Retention Service Strategy (PDF 111KB)

 

Letting Schools Premises

Guidance on 'Letting School Premises' has been made available to all Redbridge schools, including a model policy document.

Schools are advised to use their discretion in applying this model policy and its procedures to their settings. Where a school feels they could benefit from adopting this policy, the document and appendices should be adapted and amended to appropriately reflect specific arrangements and requirements of individual schools.

Letting Schools Premises - Model policy (PDF 237KB)

For more information, please contact governance.resources@redbridge.gov.uk

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