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Weekly DfE Publications - W/C 04/06/2018

Initial teacher training (ITT): requesting places 2019 to 2020

The requesting ITT places document sets out the process that lead schools and accredited ITT providers will need to follow in order to request ITT places for the 2019 to 2020 academic year.

Virtual school heads: section 31 grant determination letter

This letter to local authorities:

Teacher Recruitment Bulletin

The Teacher Recruitment Bulletin has replaced the School Direct bulletin. This is a monthly bulletin with the latest news on teacher recruitment for schools and ITT providers.

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’.

International teacher recruitment: attitudes and experiences

This document contains the findings from interviews with 44 school leaders and their views on recruiting teachers from abroad. It aims to help understand their motivations, behaviours and the possible benefits and barriers to recruiting internationally.

The document also includes the results from a survey of international teachers who trained in another country, which looked at:

English Baccalaureate: eligible qualifications

In the school and college performance tables, the EBacc is a measure of entry and attainment at key stage 4 in:

Key stage 4 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 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.

Undergraduate degrees: relative labour market returns

This research looks at over 1,200 courses offered across UK universities.

It uses the Longitudinal Education Outcomes dataset for the first time to take into account background characteristics such as:

This is to estimate the relative earnings return from different university courses.

SLASC 2019: technical specification

This is technical information about submitting data for the school-level annual school census 2019.

It’s for:

It applies to registered independent schools only.

The specification describes:

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

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