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It is important to read the guidance in the associated resources on this page. This guidance provides more detailed information about the Power to Innovate - and what should be considered before completing the form.
The examples of how the Power to Innovate has been used in the past may also be helpful. Information on these can be found in the reports published annually by the Department.
If you are unsure whether your proposal might require the Power to Innovate - you are encouraged to use the contact details below to discuss it with the Power to Innovate team.
This team are able to provide advice and information on flexibilities within the relevant legislation.
Once the exemption, or modification to the legislation is clear - remember, Power to Innovate can only apply to education legislation - the application form in the associated resources on this page needs to be completed.
The application form can be completed electronically. However, before the Department can progress a formal application, we must have a printed copy of the final version containing a signature of the appropriate person (see paragraph 62 of the Guidance).
There is no additional Department funding attached to the Power to Innovate initiative. It is important that funding is already sourced to meet the entire cost - if it is expected that proposals will incur costs.
Power to innovate team
School choice, organisation and fair access division
Department for Education, Area D, Level 2, Mowden Hall
Telephone: 01325 735764
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