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Weekly DfE Publications - W/C 02/07/2018

Disqualification under the Childcare Act 2006 

This statutory guidance is for:

It’s also relevant to employers in other non-domestic childcare settings.

It relates to all schools where staff work with:

Statutory guidance is issued by law. You must follow it unless there’s a good reason not to.

Find, join or create a network for school business professionals

How business professionals working in schools can find, join or create a network of local school business professionals.

Standards for official statistics published by DfE

Documents describing the standards the DfE follow when producing official statistics.

Higher education student finance 2019 to 2020: equality analysis

An assessment of the effect that changes made to higher education student finance will have on groups with relevant protected characteristics.

The maximum fees and fee loan amounts are unchanged for the 2019 to 2020 academic year.

The relevant protected characteristics, identified in the Equality Act 2010, include:

Subject knowledge enhancement (SKE): course providers

An overview and directory of subject knowledge enhancement courses for lead schools and initial teacher training (ITT) providers.

Working together to safeguard children

This guidance is for:

It applies to:

The 2018 version replaces the 2015 version. The transitional guidance helps explain how to move to the new arrangements.

The statutory framework sets out the legislation relevant to safeguarding and it should be read alongside the statutory guidance.

Information sharing advice for safeguarding practitioners

This advice is for practitioners and senior managers. It helps them decide when and how to share personal information legally and professionally.

It might also be helpful for practitioners working with adults who are responsible for children who may be in need.

Apprenticeship funding: how it works

How apprenticeship funding affects employers, from May 2017 onwards, including the apprenticeship levy and the online apprenticeship service.

Risk protection arrangement (RPA) actuarial analysis

Actuarial analysis of the schools insurance market for the Department for Education. The reports found that government could save a lot of money if it covered risks, instead of each academy trust taking out commercial insurance.

Teacher Recruitment Bulletin

News and information for schools and initial teacher training (ITT) providers running teacher training programmes.

Multi-academy trusts: establishing and developing your trust

Guidance and resources for academy trusts, including those establishing new trusts and existing trusts planning to grow.

Deals for schools

Information on the national deals that are available to schools to help them save money on some of the things they buy regularly. There are 10 deals available at the moment.

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