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Weekly DfE Publications - W/C 18 Dec 2017

18 December 2017

English Baccalaureate (EBacc)

Information on the government’s policy on the English Baccalaureate (EBacc).

Academy conversion: important dates

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

19 December 2017

30 hours free childcare: autumn term 2017

This publication includes data on the use of 30 hours free childcare in the first term of national rollout, from September to December 2017.

It includes;

Support for non-EEA migrant child victims of modern slavery

This report looks at how local authorities support and accommodate non-European Economic Area (EEA) migrant children identified as potential victims of modern slavery, including trafficking.

The report considers the range, location and accessibility of specialist local authority placement provision for this group. It also identifies examples of good practice to help inform policy on different ways to monitor, evaluate and strengthen specialist placement provision and support for this group.

LA and school expenditure: 2016 to 2017 financial year

A summary of data from the consistent financial reporting and S251 outturn surveys covering:

EYFS staff: child ratios - DfE approved qualifications

Early years providers can use these early years qualifications lists to:

Rural primary schools designation

This is the latest list of local authority-maintained primary schools in England the Secretary of State has designated as rural under the Designation of Rural Primary Schools (England) Order 2017.

The list reflects schools in England on and from 7 December 2017.

Local authorities or governing bodies proposing to close a school should use this list to confirm whether or not it is rural.

The Department for Education uses the Office for National Statistics’ rural and urban area classification to identify rural schools as being located in:

20 December 2017

Graduate outcomes (LEO): including self-employment earnings data

The longitudinal education outcomes (LEO) data includes:

This experimental release uses LEO data to look at employment and earnings outcomes of higher education graduates one, 3, and 5 years after graduation in the tax year 2014 to 2015.

The outcomes are categorised by gender and subject studied. They update previously published figures by including earnings data for self-employed people for the first time.

Independent special schools and colleges

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

NMSS are schools that the Secretary of State for Education has approved under section 342 of the Education Act 1996.

Skills partner statement of action for government and employers

This statement of action sets out how government and employers will commit to working together to improve the apprenticeship and technical education system.

Primary school accountability

The technical guide is for all primary schools. It sets out how primary school accountability measures are calculated for the school performance tables. There’s also:

21 December 2017

Childcare and early years survey of parents: 2017

This publication provides information on a survey of parents with children aged 0 to 14. It covers parents’ use of childcare and early years provision, and their views and experiences, including:

NCCIS management information requirement

The 2018 to 2019 document sets out the information local authorities must report to DfE through the National Client Caseload Information System (NCCIS).

The costs of providing levels 4 and 5 in further education

This research examined providers of further education that includes science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects at levels 4 and 5.

The research looked at:

The English Baccalaureate and GCSE choices: brief

Analysis of a National Centre for Social Research survey assessing the effects of the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) on secondary schools in England.

The effects of the English Baccalaureate

Research on the effects of introducing the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) on schools, pupils, parents and carers.

EYFSP return 2018: technical specification

This specification is for:

It explains:

22 December 2017

Open academies and academy projects in development

These spreadsheets show:

Church academies: model documents

There are 3 main draft model articles of association, agreed with the Catholic Education Service and the National Society for the Church of England for use by church schools wishing to become an academy.

While the model articles are broadly similar, there are differences in the way the governance arrangements at membership and governing body level have been reflected.

Local authority interactive tool (LAIT)

The local authority interactive tool (LAIT) presents information in interactive tables and charts with the local authority’s rank and position in England.

It includes data on:

The ‘Children’s services statistical neighbour benchmarking tool’ allows you to select a local authority and display its ‘closest statistical neighbours’ (local authorities with similar characteristics). More information is available in appendix A of the ‘Local authority interactive tool: user guide’.

22 December 2017

New Year's Honours list 2018

In total 1,123 people have received an award:

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