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Weekly DfE Publications W/C 01/07/2019

 

1 July 2019

Find a DfE-approved framework for your school 

Guidance

This service is for school buying professionals.

It will help schools to: 

This service replaces deals for schools.

 

1 July 2019

Buying procedures and procurement law for schools

Guidance

How to buy goods, works or services for a school. 

Following these guides will help schools to:

 

2 July 2019

Office for Students: annual report and accounts 2018 to 2019

Corporate report

This report sets out the activities and achievements of the Office for Students (OfS) from April 2018 to March 2019.

This report and accounts were laid before parliament on 2 July 2019.

 

2 July 2019

Society-wide mission to boost early literacy and communication

News story

New national campaign launched with ideas to support children's learning at home, or as part of everyday activities like catching the bus or doing the shopping.

 

2 July 2019

Early years apps pilot: home learning environment

Guidance

App developers will shortly be able to apply to have their literacy, language or communication app reviewed by an independent educational and technical panel. The technical criteria will be published on this page in due course.

Apps that meet the specified criteria will be awarded a quality mark by DfE.

Applications will be open from the end of July to mid-September (dates to be confirmed). The submission form developers will need to submit to have their app assessed will be published on this page.

In the autumn DfE will publish a list of quality marked apps.

Following this initial exercise, DfE will run a procurement to provide 2 quality assured early years apps, free of charge, to disadvantaged 2 to 4 year olds in 12 local authorities as part of a year-long pilot. 

 

2 July 2019

School improvement support

Collection

Professional development and support to help schools develop their leadership, staff and curriculum, so they can improve their results and performance.

 

2 July 2019

School nurseries capital fund: list of application outcomes

Transparency data

A list of successful and unsuccessful school nurseries capital fund applicants.

The fund of just over £22 million for 66 projects will help to create new high-quality school-based nursery places for 2-, 3- and 4-year-olds.

The fund will help to deliver the government’s commitment to build more school-based nurseries, and to boost social mobility.

 

2 July 2019

Key stage 2 national curriculum test review outcomes: 2018

National Statistics

Provisional information on the outcomes of clerical reviews and reviews of marking for the 2018 key stage 2 national curriculum tests in:

It includes information on review requests and review outcomes.

This information is provisional because the data does not yet take account of the outcomes of any process inquiry applications.

 

2 July 2019

School and college performance tables: statements of intent

Policy paper

These statements of intent explain which data DfE has or will publish for schools and colleges in the primary, secondary and 16 to 18 performance tables.

It includes information on the data that will appear for the first time in these tables, as a result of government reforms to the way schools and colleges are accountable for their performance.

 

3 July 2019

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.

Alongside free schools there are university technical colleges (UTCs) and studio schools. These are mainly for 14- to 19-year-olds.

 

4 July 2019

Children in care to be helped into independent schools

Press release

Next steps in Government’s ambition to improve educational outcomes and boost aspirations for the most vulnerable young people in society.

 

4 July 2019

Special educational needs in England: January 2019

National Statistics

This publication analyses the characteristics of pupils by their:

It’s based on pupil-level data collected through the:

 

4 July 2019

Panel of experts to provide extra support for headteachers

Press release

Group of education experts to provide support for headteachers on training, appraisal and recruitment.

 

4 July 2019

Film and TV apprenticeships launched as new Charter pledges greater diversity in Creative Industries

Press release

Major studios urged to adopt the British Film Institute’s (BFI) world-leading diversity standards

 

4 July 2019

Institutes of technology

Guidance

The government is establishing high-quality institutes of technology (IoTs). The first IoTs were selected through a government-led competition and are due to open from September 2019.

IoTs are collaborations between further education (FE) providers, universities and employers. They will specialise in delivering higher technical education (at Levels 4 and 5) with a focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects, such as:

IoTs will focus on the specific technical skills needs required in their area. They will provide employers with a skilled workforce and students with a clear route to technical employment.

IoTs will appeal to:

 

5 July 2019

‘Education must continue internationalist approach’, Gibb at G7

Press release

Minister Gibb met G7 education ministers in France this week and showcased the Recruitment & Retention Strategy to an international audience

 

5 July 2019

Experts to drive “real change” in support of teachers’ wellbeing

Press release

Health and wellbeing experts to provide more support for school and college staff to deal with pressures of the job.

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