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Weekly DfE Publications W/C 24/06/2019

25 June 2019 

Find learning activities for your child

Online Resource

Find activities and support for children to help improve their communication, language and literacy skills.

25 June 2019 

New school proposals

Transparency data

‘Local authorities seeking proposers’ contains details of all local authorities seeking proposers to establish a new academy or free school.

It includes the:

‘Section 6A approved/under consideration schools’ contains details of:

It includes the:

 

25 June 2019

Get involved in Opportunity North East transition projects

Guidance

Submit proposals to improve transitions from key stage 2 to key stage 3 so that more pupils achieve their potential.

 

25 June 2019

"Positive step for LGBT inclusion" as RSHE guidance published

News story

Stonewall and NAHT welcome guidance to help ensure children have the knowledge they need to grow up healthy, happy and safe.

 

25 June 2019

Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education

Guidance

All schools should make provision for PSHE, drawing on good practice. Schools are also free to include other subjects or topics of their choice in planning and designing their own programme of education.

The current sex and relationships education statutory guidance includes personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE).

 

25 June 2019

Changes to personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) and relationships and sex education (RSE).

Policy paper

This information relates to the introduction of Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education from September 2020.

It is for:

 

25 June 2019

Requesting initial teacher training places: 2020 to 2021

Guidance

This document sets out the process that lead schools and accredited initial teacher training (ITT) providers will need to follow to request ITT places.

 

25 June 2019

Teachers' pension employer contribution grant (TPECG)

Guidance

This guidance is for:

It relates to local-authority-maintained schools and academies in England.

 

26 June 2019

Teaching online safety in schools

Guidance

This is for school leaders, school staff and governing bodies. It applies to all local-authority-maintained schools, academies and free schools.

The interventions and support information may also be helpful for early years settings, colleges and other post-16 institutions.

This guidance outlines how schools can ensure their pupils understand how to stay safe and behave online as part of forthcoming and existing curriculum requirements.

It does not imply additional content or teaching requirements.

 

25 June 2019

Changes to personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) and relationships and sex education (RSE).

Policy paper

This information relates to the introduction of Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education from September 2020.

It is for:

 

25 June 2019

Requesting initial teacher training places: 2020 to 2021

Guidance

This document sets out the process that lead schools and accredited initial teacher training (ITT) providers will need to follow to request ITT places.

 

25 June 2019

Teachers' pension employer contribution grant (TPECG)

Guidance

This guidance is for:

It relates to local-authority-maintained schools and academies in England.

 

26 June 2019

Teaching online safety in schools

Guidance

This is for school leaders, school staff and governing bodies. It applies to all local-authority-maintained schools, academies and free schools.

The interventions and support information may also be helpful for early years settings, colleges and other post-16 institutions.

This guidance outlines how schools can ensure their pupils understand how to stay safe and behave online as part of forthcoming and existing curriculum requirements.

It does not imply additional content or teaching requirements.

 

26 June 2019

Keeping children safe in education

Statutory guidance

This guidance applies to all schools and is for:

It sets out the legal duties one must follow to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people under the age of 18 in schools and colleges.

All school and college staff should read part 1 of this guidance. Part 1 of the guidance is also available as a standalone document.

‘Regulated activity in relation to children: scope’ describes work that a barred person must not do.

 

26 June 2019

Find, join or create a network for school business professionals

Guidance

How business professionals working in schools can find, join or create a network of local school business professionals.

 

27 June 2019

Reducing the need for restraint and restrictive intervention

Guidance

This guidance is for health services, social care services and special education settings.

It sets out how to support children and young people with learning disabilities, autistic spectrum conditions and mental health difficulties who are at risk of restrictive intervention.

 

27 June 2019

English for speakers of other languages: access and progression

Research and analysis

This report contains research about the availability of ESOL learning courses and the progression through ESOL provision in England. It focuses on the experiences of learners, non-learners, ESOL teachers and senior leaders.

It covers:

 

27 June 2019

Local Authority School Places Scorecards 2018

Official Statistics

The scorecards provide a snapshot of school places from summer 2018. They show the progress towards ensuring there are sufficient good school places in each local authority area across England.

The scorecards show how many places have been delivered or are planned to be delivered, and provide information about the quality of the places delivered for the academic year 2017 to 2018. They also show forecasting accuracy of local authorities, how well parental preference is met and the cost of providing places in their area.

The scorecards include a comparison of average cost per place on school expansion and new school projects against the national average. The Department for Education is working with the Education Building Development Officers Group (EBDOG) to encourage greater collaboration between local authorities to drive down school delivery costs to improve efficiency and effectiveness. Efficiency Guidance and information on local authorities offering Peer Support are available on the EBDOG website.

 

27 June 2019

School workforce in England: November 2018

National Statistics

This publication sets out the:

The release also includes information underlying the national tables at:

 

27 June 2019

Education provision: children under 5 years of age, January 2019

National Statistics

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

 

27 June 2019

Student loan forecasts, England: 2018 to 2019

Official Statistics

This publication contains forecasts for higher education and further education student loans in England. These include forecasts for:

 

27 June 2019

Schools, pupils and their characteristics: January 2019

National Statistics

This release contains the latest statistics on school and pupil numbers and their characteristics, including:

 

27 June 2019

Relationships, sex and health education: guides for schools

Promotional material

From September 2020, all primary age children will learn relationships education and health education, and all secondary age children will learn relationships & sex education (RSE) and health education.

These guides are to help parents know more about these subjects and are related to the guidance Relationships education, relationships and sex education (RSE) and health education.

 

27 June 2019

Relationships education, relationships and sex education (RSE) and health education

Statutory guidance

This is statutory guidance from the Department for Education (DfE) issued under Section 80A of the Education Act 2002.

Schools must have regard to the guidance and, where they depart from those parts of the guidance which state that they should, or should not, do something, they will need to have good reasons for doing so.

This statutory guidance applies to all schools, and is for:

Schools that adopt the new curriculum early will still need to meet the current statutory requirements.

 

27 June 2019

Teaching schools and system leadership: reports

Transparency data

The Department for Education (DfE) is currently undertaking work to significantly expand the number of teaching schools and national leaders of education, with a targeted approach focused on areas where they are most needed in order to create a comprehensive national network of school-led support for leaders to draw on as they choose. There is a commitment to ensure that all schools in all areas can access support, collaboration and best practice by ensuring full coverage of system leaders across the country.

This is a report that states the number of system leaders designated by DfE.

This includes:

 

27 June 2019

The deployment of teaching assistants in schools

Research and analysis

The report explores the models of teaching assistant deployment to:

 

27 June 2019

Teaching in challenging schools and situations

Research and analysis

Interviews with newly qualified teachers, teachers and headteachers explore ways teachers can be encouraged to work in challenging areas and situations.

 

28 June 2019

Hosting trainees and employing newly qualified teachers (NQTs)

Research and analysis

This report fills a gap in the evidence base.

The new research includes 281 interviews with representatives of providers and schools involved in initial teacher training and the employment of newly qualified teachers.

 

28 June 2019

Supporting early career teachers

Guidance

Starting in autumn 2021, early career teachers undergoing induction will receive 2 years of professional development and support underpinned by the Early Career Framework (ECF).

The ECF was designed, in collaboration with an expert advisory group, to support early career teacher development in 5 core areas:

The ECF underpins both what early career teachers should be entitled to learn about, and what they should learn how to do.

This is based on:

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