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Weekly DfE Publications - W/C 29 Jan 2018

30 January 2018

Ready reckoners and transition matrices for key stage 4: 2017


Ready reckoners to calculate progress scores for pupils and schools, and transition matrices of GCSE subject grades by prior attainment.


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.


Designation of a body for English higher education information

Consultation outcome

A summary of the responses received to the Governments consultation into instating a Designated Quality Body for Higher Education and the responses to the Quality Assurance Agency’s submission.


Pupils and their parents or carers omnibus survey

Research and analysis

Topics covered for DfE in the pupil and their parents or carers omnibus survey include:


Academy trusts: notices about poor performance

Transparency data

A spreadsheet listing all academy trusts in receipt of pre-warning notice or warning notice letters about poor or inadequate performance.

31 January 2018

Employer perspectives survey 2016

Research and analysis

The survey asked employers about:

Data tables and slides by nation are also available.



Further Education Commissioner: annual report 2016 to 2017

Corporate report

The Further Education Commissioner reports on his activity between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017, and on the health of the further education college sector. He identifies challenges for the coming year and new initiatives designed to meet them.

1 February 2018

Performance indicators: widening participation 2016 to 2017

Official Statistics

This release relates to the number of people from underrepresented groups participating in higher education (widening participation). It covers higher education entry in the 2016 to 2017 academic year.

The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) publishes performance indicators (PIs) for higher education in 3 batches each year, on behalf of the 4 UK funding bodies.

This is the first instalment of institution-level performance indicators. Further instalments of institution level indicators will follow in March and July respectively.

These refer to:

1 February 2018

Academy sponsor contact list

Transparency data

This document gives contact details for approved academy sponsors, including the lead regional school commissioner (RSC) region.

It is useful for:

Please note that:


Careers guidance for colleges


This guide sets out how to provide careers guidance to students:



Schools’ costs: technical note


This technical note provides information to help the School Teachers’ Review Body (STRB), school leaders, governors and academy trusts, researchers and others understand costs for schools in England, at the national level, in the short to medium term.


Education in inpatient mental health units

Research and analysis

Topics in the report include:


Ready reckoner and transition matrices for 16 to 18: 2017


Use the ready reckoner to calculate level 3 value-added results.

The transition matrices spreadsheet shows data for the subjects included in the level 3 value-added measure.

Level 3 value-added is a progress measure for school sixth forms and colleges in the 16 to 18 performance tables.

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