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Weekly DfE Publications - W/C 14/05/2018

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Charging for school activities

This is for:

It applies to all local-authority-maintained schools.

The guidance outlines what schools can charge for including voluntary contributions and reduced charges.

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 is not solely for use within data collections.

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

Golden Hello reimbursement: guidance for local authorities and academies

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.

Free school meals: technical analysis note

This technical note explains the methodology and analysis behind the department’s estimates of the number of pupils eligible for free school meals under the new system.

Apprenticeship and levy statistics: May 2018

This publication provides headline official statistics on the use of the apprenticeship service. These include apprenticeship service account registrations (ASAs) and numbers of commitments (reported to March 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 7 months of the 2017 to 2018 academic year are also presented (reported to February 2018).

Department for Education Areas of Research Interest

The purpose of this Areas of Research Interest (ARI) is to raise awareness amongst the external research community of the main DfE research priorities. This ARI also provides information on:

Pupil absence in schools in England: autumn term 2017

This release provides information on the levels of overall, authorised and unauthorised absence in:

It includes information on:

Summer-born children: school admission

This is for:

It applies to local-authority-maintained schools. It explains how school admission authorities must operate to provide school admissions for summer-born children.

Keeping children safe in education

This guidance applies to all schools and is for:

It sets out the legal duties you must follow to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people under the age of 18 in schools and colleges.

All school and college staff should read part 1 of this guidance. Part 1 of the guidance is also available as a standalone document.

Sexual violence and sexual harassment between children in schools and colleges

This is for:

It covers:

Apprenticeship funding from May 2017: equality analysis

An assessment of the effect that the new apprenticeship funding system will have on groups with certain ‘protected characteristics’.

The protected characteristics include:

Apprenticeship funding from May 2017

This policy paper explains how government funds apprenticeship training in England. This policy has been in place since May 2017. In August 2018, some changes to the policy will come into effect.

Read the equality assessment of the effect that this apprenticeship funding system will have on groups with ‘protected characteristics’ (for example a disability).

Exploring funding for apprentices with additional needs

Findings from interviews with apprenticeship providers, employers and third party organisations. This report identifies areas to consider in the future development of apprenticeships funding policy.

The interviews explored how organisations define and identify:

Apprenticeship reform programme: benefits realisation strategy

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

The benefits realisation reports provide a summary of the progress in achieving the growth targets set out in the strategy, taken from the published statistical data sets.

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