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Weekly DfE Publication W/C 07/10/2019

7 October 2019

Introduction of T Levels

Guidance

Information about the new T Level study programmes including:

 

7 October 2019

T Level campaign launches to help accelerate young people to ‘NexT Level’

News story

The NexT Level campaign will ensure young people have the information they need to apply for the first of the pioneering T Levels starting September 2020.

 

7 October 2019

Academy conversion: important dates

Guidance

These documents explain the deadlines for schools wanting to open as an academy in a chosen month.

 

7 October 2019

National Leaders of Governance for further education: guidance

Guidance

Guidance on the role of National Leaders of Governance (NLGs) in supporting college improvement. It includes information on:

Serving governors and clerks at further education (FE) colleges are eligible to apply.

 

7 October 2019

National Leaders of Further Education: guidance for potential applicants

Guidance

National Leaders of Further Education (NLFEs) are serving college leaders who have a strong track record of delivering improvement – both at their own colleges and in working with others. They provide strategic mentoring and support to other colleges that need to improve.

The NLFE programme is modelled on the highly successful National Leaders of Education scheme in schools. Its aim is to engage and mobilise outstanding leaders within the further education sector to work with their peers in supporting improvement, so as to secure the best possible outcomes for learners at all colleges. NLFEs are supported in their role by their senior leadership teams and members of staff in their own colleges.

Participation in the NLFE programme offers principals and colleges the opportunity to develop the skills of senior staff through leading improvement projects, to work with other NLFEs as part of an active improvement network, and to transfer learning and experience from both back to their home college.

 

7 October 2019

T Level action plan

Policy paper

The action plan includes information on:

It confirms the next steps and opportunities for engagement by interested parties.

 

7 October 2019

Academy sponsor list

Transparency data

This document lists approved academy sponsors, including the lead regional school commissioner (RSC) region.

It is useful for:

Please note that:

 

8 October 2019

Teacher subject specialism training (TSST) courses

Guidance

TSST is available for academic year 2019 to 2020 in:

The purpose of TSST is to:

The training is free of charge to participants.

 

9 October 2019

School workforce in England: November 2018

National Statistics

This publication sets out the:

The release also includes information underlying the national tables at:

 

9 October 2019

Setting up school partnerships

Guidance

The Department for Education has announced a grant funding programme, for cross-sector partnerships, to support both new and existing partnerships.

The bidding window is open from 9 October 2019 until 29 November 2019.

This collection of guidance will help potential partners to set up, formalise and evaluate their partnerships.

This guidance is for all schools, colleges and universities:

 

10 October 2019

First 'State of the Nation' report marks World Mental Health Day

Press release

More than 4 in 5 children and young people report being happy with their lives, as landmark new report on children’s wellbeing is published

 

10 October 2019

State of the nation 2019: children and young people’s wellbeing

Research and analysis

This report evaluates wellbeing in children and young people, including:

 

10 October 2019

Pupil absence in schools in England: autumn 2018 and spring 2019

National Statistics

This release provides information on the levels of overall, authorised and unauthorised absence in:

It includes information on:

The information is based on pupil level absence data collected via the school census.

 

10 October 2019

FE Choices learner satisfaction survey 2017 to 2018

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.

 

10 October 2019

Apprenticeship and levy statistics: October 2019

Official Statistics

Official statistics on the use of the apprenticeship service, including:

The statistics also include monthly apprenticeship starts information for the provisional full 2018 to 2019 academic year.

 

10 October 2019

Managing issues with LGBT teaching: advice for local authorities

Guidance

Parents and others who had concerns about the teaching of LGBT content held protests at a small number of primary schools in the 2018 to 2019 academic year.

Local authorities can use this advice, based on lessons learned, to support schools to understand and allay any similar concerns by:

 

10 October 2019

Engaging parents with relationships education policy

Guidance

From September 2020, relationships education will be compulsory for primary schools. This guidance provides information on engaging parents on this subject.

The guidance has advice, tips and case studies on how to carry out effective parental engagement including where to go for help and the role governors and trustees can play in the engagement process.

 

10 October 2019

Lord Agnew Schools North East speech

Speech

Schools Minister, Lord Agnew, spoke at the Schools North East summit about the Opportunity North East programme on Thursday 10 October.

 

11 October 2019

Teacher workload cut by five hours a week over past three years

Press release

Teachers’ working hours fall by 5 hours compared to 2016, with the reduction driven by decrease in time spent on marking, planning and non-teaching tasks

 

11 October 2019

Supporting early career teachers

Guidance

Details

These documents outline the planned support for early career teachers.

More information about support for early career teachers is available in the recruitment and retention strategy.

Supporting early career teachers

This document explains what’s in the support package.

Early Career Framework

This document describes:

Rollout of the Early Career Framework support package

This document explains:

 

11 October 2019

Schools to learn funding allocations following £14 billion pledge

Press release

New figures to show how much schools will benefit from Government's multi-billion pound investment in pupils' education

 

11 October 2019

School workload reduction toolkit

Guidance

Practical resources for school leaders and teachers to help reduce workload, produced by school leaders, teachers and other sector experts together with DfE.

 

11 October 2019

The curriculum programme pilot: early findings

Research and analysis

This brief reports on the set up and implementation of the curriculum programme pilot, as well as emerging and potential impacts of the programmes. The research aimed to investigate:

This first stage research consisted of 117 survey responses and 48 interviews with school leaders and teachers involved in the pilots.

 

11 October 2019

Teacher workload survey 2019

Research and analysis

The report explains the results of the 2019 teacher workload survey. It explores whether there have been any changes in self-reported working hours and perceptions of workload since 2016.

The brief gives an overview of the findings.

The technical report gives more detail about the data and design of the survey.

The teacher workload survey asks teachers, middle leaders and senior leaders across schools in England about self-reported working hours and attitudes to teacher workload.

 

11 October 2019

National funding formula tables for schools and high needs: 2020 to 2021

Guidance

Tables showing provisional allocations for the schools, high needs and central school services blocks from 2020 to 2021.

 

11 October 2019

National funding formula for schools and high needs

Policy paper

These policy documents set out the details of the national funding formulae for schools, high needs and the central school services block.

The documents explain how funding is distributed through the formulae, including changes for 2019 to 2020 and 2020 to 2021.

High needs funding is funding for children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities who need extra support at school, college or alternative provision settings. Read about the high needs funding arrangements for 2020 to 2021.

The central school services block is funding that local authorities use to provide services for all schools.

You can read the national funding formula tables for schools and high needs: 2020 to 2021.

 

11 October 2019

Open academies, free schools, studio schools and UTCs

Transparency data

These spreadsheets show:

 

11 October 2019

Flexible working in schools

Guidance

Guidance for:

It applies to schools maintained by the local authority, academies and free schools.

 

11 October 2019

Working as a part-time teacher after a career change

Case study

A maths teacher and his school have made flexible working a success at a secondary school in Croydon.

 

11 October 2019

Working in a co-headship job share

Case study

Two co-headteachers have developed a successful job share partnership at their primary school in Guildford.

 

11 October 2019

Implementing job shares successfully

Case study

A headteacher has implemented job shares successfully at her primary school in Brockley.

 

11 October 2019

Integrated curriculum and financial planning (ICFP)

Guidance

Integrated curriculum and financial planning (ICFP) is a management process that helps schools plan the best curriculum for their pupils with the funding they have available. It can be used at any phase or type of school.

ICFP involves measuring your current curriculum, staffing structure and finances, and using the data to create a 3 to 5 year plan.

 

11 October 2019

Teacher Recruitment Bulletin

Correspondence

The Teacher Recruitment Bulletin is a monthly bulletin with the latest news on teacher recruitment for ITT providers and schools involved in ITT.

 

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