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Weekly DfE Publications W/C 15/07/2019

15 July 2019

Primary PE and sport premium survey

Research and analysis

This report looks at the findings of the primary PE and sport premium survey. The survey asked for teachers’ views on the impact of doubling the premium in primary schools.

 

15 July 2019

School sport and activity action plan

Policy paper

The action plan:

The action plan will be of interest to schools, teachers, parents and the sport sector.

 

16 July 2019

Changes to the professional skills test for teachers

News story

The government announces a new approach to assessing the numeracy and literacy of prospective teachers.

 

17 July 2019

Data burdens on schools

Correspondence

The Secretary of State for Education wrote to local authorities and academy trusts on 17 July communicating the importance of tackling workload issues, and highlighting their role in reviewing and reducing data burdens on the schools they support, in line with the recommendations in the Making data work report.

 

17 July 2019

School leaders crack down on workload

Press release

Research shows vast majority of school leaders clamping down on unnecessary workload, with almost half making use of the Workload Reduction Toolkit.

 

17 July 2019

Teacher workload advisory group report and government response

Policy paper

This report from the Teacher workload advisory group sets out recommendations and principles to reduce the unnecessary workload associated with data and evidence collection.

It is for:

The recommendations are for government, Ofsted and others to reduce data burdens in schools.

The government has accepted all the recommendations in full.

 

17 July 2019

School snapshot survey: winter 2018

Research and analysis

The Department for Education uses the school snapshot survey to collect data about how policies are working and what senior leaders and classroom teachers think of them.

Topics covered in this report include:

 

17 July 2019

New qualifications to help teachers progress their careers

Press release

Panel of experts will advise on developing new, specialist National Professional Qualifications to help teachers excel in the classroom.

 

17 July 2019

Local authority schools to be more transparent and accountable

Press release

Government publishes consultation improve transparency around local authority run schools.

 

18 July 2019

National retraining scheme

Policy paper

The national retraining scheme is being developed with:

These documents cover:

 

18 July 2019

Scheme to help adults retrain gets underway

Press release

The National Retraining Scheme gets underway as new digital service Get Help to Retrain launches in Liverpool.

 

18 July 2019

Academy transfers and funding England financial year 2018 to 2019

Official Statistics

Analysis of the number of academies that have moved trusts between the 2013 to 2014 and 2018 to 2019 financial years and the total grant funding provided.

 

18 July 2019

FE Choices learner satisfaction survey 2018 to 2019

Official Statistics

The survey captures learners’ experiences of their college or training organisation through a series of questions.

The learner satisfaction survey performance indicator score is calculated for each eligible college or training organisation. This enables comparisons to be made against other college or training organisations of the same organisation type and also allows comparisons against any college or training organisations for which a score has been calculated.

 

18 July 2019

School attendance: guidance for schools

Guidance

This guidance is for:

It may also be useful for parents and carers.

It applies to:

This guidance will help maintain high levels of school attendance and plan school hours, term and holiday dates. It provides information about interventions to address pupils’ poor attendance and behaviour at school.

 

18 July 2019

School capital funding

Guidance

An overview of school capital funding, who it's for, current and past allocations, how it's calculated and spending guidance.

 

18 July 2019

Tailored review of the Student Loans Company

Corporate report

The review covers:

The aim of tailored reviews is to provide a robust challenge of non-departmental public bodies, to ensure that they are fit for purpose and are offering value for taxpayer’s money by assessing the ongoing need for them.

 

18 July 2019

Brexit: preparations for further education and apprenticeship providers

Guidance

Preparations that organisations and businesses should be making to get ready for the UK leaving in the EU.

It is for:

 

19 July 2019

£33.5 million to support schools to improve

Press release

New funding announced to encourage academy trusts to grow and drive school improvement

 

19 July 2019

Emergency school improvement fund (non-capital)

Guidance

The emergency school improvement fund is a grant to support:

It is intended to address:

 

19 July 2019

School improvement systems in high-performing countries

Research and analysis

This report reviews published evidence on school improvement activities in Estonia, Finland, Germany, Singapore and Taiwan.

The report uses these 5 countries to investigate:

 

19 July 2019

Check your eligibility for the trust capacity fund

Guidance

Information about the recently announced trust capacity fund for the 2019 to 2020 financial year.

 

19 July 2019

Labour market information (LMI) for All 2017 to 2018

Research and analysis

LMI for All is a careers labour market information (LMI) database that uses a number of national data sources to inform and support individuals when making decisions about their careers.

This service is provided by the Department for Education and delivered by the Institute for Employment Research at the University of Warwick in collaboration with Pontydysgu (a Welsh educational research institute).

The service is made freely available via an Application Programming Interface (API) for use in websites and applications.

 

19 July 2019

Reducing teacher workload

Policy paper

Information on the government’s policy to help remove unnecessary workload for teachers.

The reducing teacher workload action plan sets out the steps we will be taking following the findings from the teacher workload survey 2016.

The DfE protocol was developed in response to the 2014 workload challenge survey. It sets out a commitment to:

 

19 July 2019

Education Secretary calls for children to spend summer outdoors

Press release

Damian Hinds launches #SummerOutdoors to encourage children to explore the world around them during the summer holidays

 

22 July 2019

Independent special schools and colleges

Guidance

Lists of all independent schools and colleges for children with special educational needs or disability (SEND), including:

 

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