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Weekly DfE Publications W/C 03/06/2019

T Levels: The NexT Level branding

Press release

New T Level branding unveiled to boost awareness of the new courses ahead of the 2020 rollout.


Expert Group launched with £4.6 million investment in EdTech

Press release

Paralympic swimmer Baron Chris Holmes chairs group to improve use of education technology, including accessibility and inclusion in the classroom


Key stage 4 and multi-academy trust performance 2018 (revised)

National Statistics

Statistical release providing information on the achievements in GCSE examinations and other qualifications of young people in academic year 2017 to 2018.

This typically covers those starting the academic year aged 15.

It also includes data broken down by pupil characteristics including:

For the first time, this publication also includes achievements of young people in multi-academy trusts.

The information is taken from data collated for the 2018 secondary school performance tables.


Improvement notices and directions


Improvement notices and directions about children's services issued to councils by the Department for Education. These notices and directions are issued to councils due to ‘poor’ or ‘inadequate’ performance.


Open academies, free schools, studio schools and UTCs

Transparency data

These spreadsheets show:

This spreadsheet is updated monthly as more academies, free schools, studio schools and UTCs open.


Drive to unleash potential of North East's youngsters stepped-up

Press release

Government encourages schools across the North East to express interest in proposals to improve transitions from primary to secondary school.


Strategic college improvement fund pilot: self-evaluations

Research and analysis

Colleges in receipt of funding from the strategic college improvement fund were required to design and produce self-evaluations to allow them to learn from the improvement activities they had implemented.


Check early years qualifications


Find out if a person’s qualifications allow them to work in an early years setting, and if they can be included in staff:child ratios.


Education provision: children under 5 years of age, January 2018

National Statistics

Data on the provision of education for children under 5 years of age, including:


Early years foundation stage profile results: 2017 to 2018

National Statistics

This publication covers the:

The additional tables provide national and local-authority-level information on EYFSP attainment by pupil characteristics, specifically:


Colleges benefit from multi-million fund to drive up standards

Press release

Apprenticeships and Skills Minister Anne Milton announces the third and final round of colleges to receive funding from the Strategic College Improvement Fund.


Initial teacher training (ITT) bursary: funding manual


These funding guides provide information to schools and ITT providers on:

The Department for Education funds training bursaries and scholarships for trainees on eligible ITT courses in England.

Bursary amounts will vary depending on:

Scholarships are awarded by the relevant professional body for the subject.


School responsibilities around school food: a letter to schools


This letter for all schools draws their attention to the report from the Children’s Future Food Inquiry, which explored the food situation of disadvantaged children across the UK.

The letter highlights the following issues which were raised in the report, and encourages schools to consider whether they are doing all they can in these areas:


Memorandum of understanding: Baker Dearing Educational Trust and DfE

Policy paper

Schools operating as university technical colleges (UTCs) must have a licence agreement with Baker Dearing Educational Trust as the licence holder of the UTC model, trademarks and brand.

The memorandum of understanding is between Baker Dearing Educational Trust, as holders of the UTC licence, and DfE.



Free schools and UTCs: successful applications

Transparency data

Details of all schools in the pre-opening stage of the free school programme, including:

There are many different types of free school, including:

There are also a small number of maths schools. These are specialist free schools for the most mathematically able 16- to 19-year-olds.


Letters to academy trusts about poor performance


DfE letters to academy trusts about poor or inadequate performance or weaknesses in safeguarding, governance or financial management.

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