DfE System Leader Newsletter - January 2020

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The new System Leader newsletter from the DfE is now available.  Click here to view a copy.

The newsletter contains information about the following topics:

School Improvement

  • New Teaching School Hubs (TSH) to support struggling schools 19/20
  • School Improvement offer: NLE briefing evaluation
  • NLG deployments under the SI offer


  • Free training - Integrated curriculum and financial planning
  • NLG training
  • Academy and school governance: professional development
  • School Teachers’ Review Body (STRB) Vacancy
  • Free and flexible courses to upskill ‘non-specialist’ teachers

Initial Teacher Training (ITT)

  • Managing your school experience requests
  • Closure of skills test centres
  • DTTP - HEI Providers - January Census Updates from 20 January to 31 January

Additional Information

  • Launch of the new Teaching Vacancies service
  • REMINDER: System leader change of details/circumstances (form available here.  It is the responsibility of all system leaders to inform the Department for Education (DfE) of any change in circumstances, which could affect their ability to perform the system leader role. This could include (but is not restricted to) retirement or a move of schools. To notify us of a change in circumstances please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..)
  • Grant payments
  • NLG deployment data capture
  • Updated Pupil Premium guidance and reporting templates now available