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Weekly DfE Publication W/C 14/10/2019

14 October 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.

 

15 October 2019

Further Education Commissioner intervention reports

Collection

Summaries of the FE Commissioner's intervention reports on FE colleges and the Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills' responses.

 

15 October 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.

 

15 October 2019

New government support for adoptive families

Press release

Adoptive families and children are set to benefit from a multi-million-pound investment into programmes aimed at helping them overcome past trauma, the Education Secretary announced in a speech today.

 

16 October 2019

Adult retraining scheme rolled out to new regions

News story

From 16 October, the Government’s Get Help to Retrain service will be offered to adults across the Leeds City Region, the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, and the Heart of the South West to empower even more people to retrain and get on the path to a new job.

 

16 October 2019

National retraining scheme

Policy paper

The national retraining scheme is being developed with:

These documents cover:

 

16 October 2019

Curriculum fund programme pilots: list of lead schools

Transparency data

The Department for Education wants to understand the benefits that complete curriculum programmes can have when they are effectively shared and implemented in other schools. Each of the 11 lead schools will pilot their programmes in 6 or more participant schools, using programmes in:

To support this pilot, the DfE are commissioning independent research to find out:

 

16 October 2019

Golden Hello reimbursement: guidance for local authorities and academies

Guidance

The Golden Hello is a financial incentive for teachers of priority subjects in secondary state-maintained schools. It is only available to teachers who trained through a postgraduate initial teacher training course leading to qualified teacher status.

 

16 October 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.

 

17 October 2019

Key stage 4 performance, 2019 (provisional)

National Statistics

Young people’s achievements in:

It typically describes those starting that academic year aged 15.

 

17 October 2019

Destinations of KS4 and 16 to 18 (KS5) students: 2018

Official Statistics

This release provides information on the destinations of students reaching the end of key stage 4, 16 to 18 study - and also a new progression to higher education and training measure:

The releases give breakdowns for specific student characteristics and institution types.

 

17 October 2019

TSM and initial teacher training allocations: 2020 to 2021

Official Statistics

The Teacher Supply Model (TSM) is an annual model designed to estimate how many postgraduate trainee teachers are needed in order to provide state-funded English schools with a sufficient supply of new teachers.

The 2020 to 2021 TSM estimates how many postgraduate trainees are required on courses starting in autumn 2020.

This publication includes information on the TSM, along with a methodological annex, and a summary of allocations of initial teacher training places for the 2020 to 2021 academic year.

 

17 October 2019

Destination measures for key stage 4 and 16 to 18 students

Guidance

Guidance on key stage 4 and 16 to 18 destination measures data in the school and college performance tables.

The 2019 document is for students who finished their phase of study in the 2016 to 2017 academic year.

The 2018 document is for students who finished their phase of study in the 2015 to 2016 academic year.

They include:

‘Destination’ means what students went on to do after they finished their study at key stage 4 or at 16 to 18, for example, staying in education or getting employed.

The destination measures provide clear and comparable information on the success of schools and colleges in helping all their students take qualifications that offer them the best opportunity to progress.

 

17 October 2019

Secondary accountability measures (including Progress 8 and Attainment 8)

Guidance

A new secondary school accountability system was introduced in 2016. The guidance on this page explains how secondary accountability measures have been calculated in 2017. It also gives more information about recently announced reforms that will apply to accountability measures in 2018 and 2019.

This information is for:

It applies to:

 

17 October 2019

Early years foundation stage profile results: 2018 to 2019

National Statistics

This publication covers the:

 

17 October 2019

Young people NEET or activity unknown: comparative data scorecard

Transparency data

This scorecard provides information about young people’s participation and attainment in education, employment or training in a single publication.

The scorecard:

 

18 October 2019

Education Secretary announces new support for adoptive families

Speech

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson spoke at Coram's National Adoption Week reception announcing further funding to support new adoptive families.

 

18 October 2019

A level and other 16 to 18 results: 2018 to 2019 (provisional)

National Statistics

This statistical publication provides provisional information on the overall achievements of 16- to 18-year-olds who were at the end of 16 to 18 study by the end of the 2018 to 2019 academic year, including:

 

18 October 2019

Pupil premium

Policy paper

This is for:

It explains how the government:

 

18 October 2019

Letters to academy trusts about poor performance

Collection

DfE letters to academy trusts about poor or inadequate performance or weaknesses in safeguarding, governance or financial management.

 

18 October 2019

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

Guidance

These tables are mainly for schools and local authorities. They cover the national funding formulae (NFF) allocations for 2020 to 2021.

The NFF summary table sets out the combined effect of all the formulae at local authority level.

‘Impact of the schools NFF’ sets out notional school-level allocations for 2020 to 2021. Local authorities will continue to set a local formula to distribute funding to schools in their area. This means schools’ actual funding may be different to the amounts shown in these tables.

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.

‘Impact of the high needs NFF’ sets out local authority provisional high needs allocations for 2020 to 2021.

Impact of the central school services block NFF’ sets out local authority provisional central school services allocations for 2020 to 2021. The central school services block is funding that local authorities use to provide services for all schools.

 

18 October 2019

School food standards: resources for schools

Guidance

Resources and advice for all schools and caterers. They offer practical guidance on how to apply the school food standards and make sure healthy options are always available for pupils.

The resources include:

 

18 October 2019

Brexit: preparations for schools in England

Guidance

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

It is for:

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