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Weekly DfE Publications - W/C 26/03/2018

Experimental UK Performance Indicators 2016 to 2017: Widening participation and non-continuation rates 

This release provides widening participation and non-continuation rates for UK-domiciled students at an HE provider, including Alternative Providers.

16 to 18 qualifications, discount codes and point scores

This page contains information about qualifications, discount codes and point scores for the school and college performance tables.

Discount codes are used to group qualifications with similar content together in the school and college performance tables so that similar qualifications aren’t counted twice. The discounting guidance describes the rules for how this is done.

A point value is given to all qualifications in the school and college performance tables so that you can compare qualifications of a different level, size and grading system. These point scores are shown in the point scores document.

16 to 19 study programmes: guide for providers

This guide sets out the government’s policy on 16 to 19 study programmes. It covers academic, technical and vocational study programmes, including traineeships and supported internships.

It applies to all providers of 16 to 19 education in England, including:

Outcomes for children looked after by LAs: 31 March 2017

This statistical first release provides information at national and local authority level on the outcomes for children looked after continuously for at least 12 months at 31 March 2017.

Local authority data is published in the underlying data.

The outcome measures cover:

High needs strategic planning fund

These documents provide local authorities with:

Information about local authorities’ high needs review and planning role is in the ‘High needs funding: operational guide’.

If you’re a local authority in need of capital funding to help increase or improve your special education provision, see ‘Special provision fund: allocation for local authorities from 2018 to 2020’.

High needs funding is funding for children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) who need extra support at school or college, or for those in alternative provision. Alternative provision is for children who can’t go to a mainstream school.

School workforce planning

This guidance is for:

It applies to all schools.

It will help school leaders review their staff structures regularly, as part of annual school improvement, curriculum and financial planning.

Further education and skills: March 2018

Post-16 learner participation and achievements in further education (FE) and skills. It presents statistics reported to date for the first two quarters (August 2017 to January 2018) of the academic year 2017 to 2018 on:

Apprenticeship and levy statistics: March 2018

This release provides headline experimental statistics on the use of the apprenticeship service. These include apprenticeship service account registrations (ASAs) and numbers of commitments (reported to January 2018), where an apprentice who is expected to go on to start has been recorded in the system.

Additionally, monthly apprenticeship starts information for the first five months of the 2017 to 2018 academic year are also presented (reported to December 2017).

Statements of SEN transferring to EHC plans: 1 March 2018

This document includes information on the number of transfers of statements of SEN that are yet to be completed by local authorities based on a 1 March 2018 data collection, compared with previously published data on the numbers of statements of SEN in place on 31 August 2014.

Education, health and care plans: parents and young people survey

Report providing statistics on parents’ and young people’s views of the EHC assessment and planning process and the EHC plan they received as a result.

A separate technical report provides more detail about the survey.

Two research reports providing further analysis of factors that affect user experience.

Key stage 4 qualifications, discount codes and point scores

Discount codes are used to group qualifications with similar content together in the school performance tables. This is so that schools aren’t credited twice for 2 similar qualifications.

A point score value is given to all qualifications in the school performance tables so that you can compare qualifications of a different level, size and grading system. These are shown in the point scores document.

Schools financial efficiency: metric tool

This tool is for:

It allows schools to gauge their efficiency based on:

Equality and diversity school leadership projects

These schools have obtained a grant to help them increase the diversity of senior leadership teams in England’s schools.

This information is for:

Induction for newly qualified teachers (NQTs)

This statutory guidance is for:

It applies to:

The guidance covers settings which:

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