School Statutory Website Requirements 2024 – What’s Changed?

It has been expected for a while, but the DfE have finally updated their statutory website requirements for schools and academies.  We have summarised the main changes below.   Table of Contents Download Editable Templates These are the templates that we complete as we audit school websites, so you can RAG rate and add notes as […]

Governance Arrangements – Academies

Having audited a number of school websites, I do feel that the requirements for what academies must publish in terms of their governance arrangements is a little ambiguous.  We have gone through the Academy Trust Handbook for you and hopefully this article will clearly explain what needs to be published on the trust site and on each […]

Governing Board Diversity Data

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Today, the DfE updated their statutory requirements for what maintained schools and academies should have on their school website. It now includes the following:  Collecting and publishing governing board diversity data Diversity is important and we want governing boards to be increasingly reflective of the communities they serve. We encourage schools to collect and publish […]

Improving School Website Usability: Why Direct Content Is Key

I should by start by saying my premise is that a school website should save you time.  It should mean parents and members of the public can find the information they need without having to call and speak with a member of staff.  So, following that, for a website to fulfil it’s objective to be […]

Common Mistakes – Statutory School Website Information

The list of statutory information that schools must publish on their website is extensive and was last updated with some significant changes on 5 September 2022.  As a Head Teacher, I always found it a challenging to stay on top of these and ensure my school site was compliant.  Of course, this is really important […]