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Weekly DfE Publication W/C 30/09/2019

30 September 2019

School resource management self-assessment tool

Guidance

The tool helps assure governing bodies and trust boards that they are meeting the right standards to achieve a good level of financial health and resource management.

It can be used to identify areas for change to make sure resources are used to support high-quality teaching and the best education outcomes for pupils.

The tool consists of a checklist and a dashboard.

The checklist asks questions of governing bodies and trust boards in 6 areas of resource management.

The dashboard shows how a school’s data compares to thresholds on a range of statistics that have been identified by the Department for Education (DfE) as indicators of good resource management and outcomes.

 

30 September 2019

Schools financial value standard (SFVS)

Guidance

The standard for 2019 to 2020 consists of a checklist and a dashboard.

The checklist asks questions of governing bodies in 6 areas of resource management. It provides clarification for each question, examples of good practice, and details of further support available to assist schools in addressing specific issues.

The dashboard shows how a school’s data compares to thresholds on a range of statistics identified by the Department for Education (DfE) as indicators of good resource management and outcomes. It provides explanations of each of the indicators and helps schools to fill in their data and understand the results.

 

30 September 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.

 

1 October 2019

New measures announced to help boost the nation’s skills

News story

Measures will support ongoing work to transform technical education including providing up to £120 million to establish up to 8 more Institutes of Technology.

 

1 October 2019

Lord Glenamara Memorial Prize awards

Guidance

DfE invite schools, sixth-form colleges, further education providers and business representatives to nominate pupils, teachers, career leaders and other inspiring professionals for recognition.

These prizes recognise North East pupils achieving academic and vocational excellence as well as dedicating themselves to the service of others in their school and the wider community. They also recognise the most inspiring teachers and other professionals who are helping to ensure that young people in the North East achieve their potential.

 

1 October 2019

Keeping children safe in education

Statutory guidance

This guidance applies to all schools and is for:

It sets out the legal duties you 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.

 

2 October 2019

National professional qualifications: frameworks

Guidance

The content and assessment framework sets out the knowledge and skills that providers must teach as part of each NPQ, and the tasks and criteria against which providers will be required to assess their candidates.

The quality framework sets out the standards of provision that providers must meet to retain their accreditation.

 

3 October 2019

European Baccalaureate: guide for higher education institutions

Guidance

This guide will help admissions officers to process applications from students who have studied the European Baccalaureate.

The European Baccalaureate is the school-leaving examination for pupils who attend one of the European Schools located across the European Union (EU).

There are 13 European Schools, in 6 EU countries, which are administered by the European Schools Board of Governors. In addition, there are a number of Accredited European Schools.

There are currently around 27,000 pupils in the system as a whole and approximately 2,000 take the final examination each year.

The guidance may also be of interest to:

 

3 October 2019

Assessment only route to QTS: criteria and supporting advice

Guidance

The assessment only route to qualified teacher status (QTS) allows teachers to demonstrate that they already meet all the QTS standards, without the need for any further training. Teachers need to present detailed evidence and their teaching is assessed in a school by an accredited and approved provider.

This guidance from the Department for Education (DfE) is for:

 

3 October 2019

Early years ITT requirements and supporting advice

Guidance

Information on the following requirements for early years ITT:

This information is for early years initial teacher training (ITT) providers. If you’re interested in applying for early years ITT, visit Get into Teaching. Advice for employers can be found in the early years initial teacher training: a guide for employers.

 

3 October 2019

Initial teacher training (ITT): criteria and supporting advice

Statutory guidance

This guidance is for:

This statutory guidance sets out what accredited ITT providers must do to comply with the law. You should follow the guidance unless you have a very good reason not to.

 

3 October 2019

Brexit: preparations for schools in England

Guidance

Preparations that schools should be making to get ready for Brexit.

It is for:

 

3 October 2019

Campaign launched to celebrate World Teachers’ Day

Press release

Education Secretary calls for teachers and heads to post videos with reasons they are #ProudToTeach to celebrate UNESCO World Teachers’ Day

 

3 October 2019

New school proposals

Transparency data

Lists of local authorities seeking academy and free school proposers, and of all academies and free schools already set up.

 

4 October 2019

Ready reckoners and transition matrices for key stage 2

Guidance

Details

These ready reckoners and transition matrices apply to 2018 key stage 2 revised data and 2019 key stage 2 provisional data.

Ready reckoners

The pupil progress ready reckoner calculates progress scores in reading, writing and maths for an individual pupil.

The school progress ready reckoner shows how DfE calculate your school’s progress scores from individual pupil progress scores in each subject.

Transition matrices

Transition matrices explore national distributions of key stage 2 outcomes in reading, writing and mathematics for pupils in England sharing the same key stage 1 prior attainment.

Performance table headline measures – that is, pupils who achieved the expected standard or higher – are also included.

 

4 October 2019

Teachers' pension scheme payments: 2019 to 2020

Transparency data

Teachers’ pension scheme payments are routine daily cash transfers to Capita to fund the payments it makes to pensioners and others on behalf of DfE.

 

5 October 2019

Up to £35k bursary and early career payments for new teachers

Press release

Financial package worth up to £35,000 to be introduced for new Maths, Chemistry, Physics and Modern Foreign Language teachers

5 October 2019

Funding: initial teacher training (ITT), academic year 2020 to 2021

Guidance

Funding guidance for schools and ITT providers for 2020 to 2021 including bursaries, scholarships and salaried route grants.

 

5 October 2019

Teachers' student loan reimbursement: guidance for teachers and schools

Guidance

Teachers’ student loan reimbursement aims to increase recruitment and retention in languages, physics, chemistry, biology and computing.

This guidance explains who can apply for a student loan reimbursement.

Applications for financial year 2018 to 2019 loan reimbursement open in late autumn 2019.

 

5 October 2019

Early-career payments: guidance for teachers and schools

Guidance

Early-career payments are available to teachers starting their initial teacher training (ITT) in the 2018 to 2019, 2019 to 2020 or 2020 to 2021 academic year. This is in addition to receiving a bursary or scholarship during ITT.

 

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