As part of our commitment to clarifying the activities schools are required to undertake, this myths and facts document addresses a number of common misconceptions and provides factual information on changes happening during the 2012/13 academic year.
The myths included in this document are based upon common questions received in letters to the Department and feedback from school practitioners. The myths cover a wide range of areas including: curriculum and assessment; inspection; health and safety; school trips; and staffing.
This document was last updated in April 2013.
If you are aware of any other misconceptions or areas where clarity is needed, please contact us by emailing: email@example.com.
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These implementation timelines for schools and colleges make clear when mandatory requirements are coming into force and include other important information to help school leaders and teachers plan for the year ahead.