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Weekly DfE Publications - W/C 1 Jan 2018

3 January 2018

School census 2017 to 2018: guide for schools and LAs

This guide will help schools and local authorities:

School census 2017 to 2018: technical information

This is technical information about submitting data for the school census 2017 to 2018.

Use this if you’re a:

The specification contains:

Software suppliers should use the list of validation rules so that schools can validate the data they submit.

General hospital schools census 2018: guide

This guide helps you prepare and submit your school’s 2018 census return.

Census day for registered general hospital schools is Thursday 18 January 2018.

The census records:

Alternative provision census 2018: technical specification

This is technical information about submitting data for the alternative provision census 2018.

It’s for:

The specification describes:

Software suppliers should use the list of validation rules so that local authorities can validate the data they submit.

Alternative provision census 2018: guide

This document will help local authorities and providers of alternative provision (AP) to:

Data protection: privacy notice model documents

Providing accessible information to individuals about the use of personal data is a key element of the Data Protection Act 1998 and General Data Protection Regulation.

The most common way to provide information is through a privacy notice.

The department provides suggested wording that schools and local authorities may wish to use. You must review and amend to reflect local needs and circumstances, as you will process data that isn’t solely for use within data collections.

You can issue privacy notices in a number of ways, for example on your website, or within:

4 January 2018

School-level annual school census 2018: guide

This guide helps you prepare and submit your school’s 2018 school-level annual school census (SLASC) return. SLASC census day for registered independent schools is Thursday 18 January 2018.

SLASC records:

It also records:

T level panels membership

T level panels are responsible for developing the outline content for new T levels.

The panels are made up of employers, professional bodies and providers and help in creating technical education programmes.

There are T level panels across the 6 routes for 2020 and 2021:

5 January 2018

Free schools: open schools and successful applications

Details of all schools in the free school programme including:

It includes local authorities launching a competition to open new special free schools (one school in each local authority).

‘Free schools’ includes university technical colleges (UTCs), studio schools and free school presumption schools.

New school proposals

‘Local authorities seeking proposers’ contains details of all local authorities seeking proposers to establish a new academy or free school.

It includes the:

‘Section 6A approved/under consideration schools’ contains details of:

It includes the:

Careers guidance and access for education and training providers

This statutory guidance is for:

Statutory guidance is issued by law; you must follow it unless there is a good reason not to.

It applies to:

Apprenticeship reform programme: benefits realisation strategy

This strategy outlines a range of high-level indicators of success for the programme, measured in positive outcomes for participants.

The benefits realisation updates summarise progress in achieving the growth targets set out in the strategy, taken from the published statistical data sets.

Early years census 2018: guide

These guides are to help local authorities and early years providers, who receive direct government funding, prepare and return the 2018 early years census.

They include:

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