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Weekly DfE Publications - W/C 23/07/2018

Special educational needs survey 2019: guide

Guidance on how to submit data for the SEN2 2019 survey. It includes:

Employment of leavers: experimental UK performance indicators 2016 to 2017

HESA release of experimental UK performance indicators (PIs) on ‘employment of leavers’ showing the proportion of undergraduate leavers in work or further study 6 months after they graduated. The indicators include UK publicly funded higher education institutions (HEIs) and designated alternative providers (APs) in England. Academic year 2015 to 2016 and 2016 to 2017 is published.

The UK PIs include employment indicators for:

School Teachers’ Review Body 28th report: 2018

This report sets out the STRB’s analysis of evidence given by relevant organisations and makes proposals for teachers’ pay. The government responded to the report in Parliament.

The STRB provides independent advice to the Prime Minister and Secretary of State for Education on school teachers’ pay and conditions in England and Wales.

National funding formula for schools and high needs

The national funding formulae (NFF) for schools, high needs and the central school services block.

The documents set out the details of how funding is distributed through the formulae, including changes to the formulae for 2019 to 2020.

High needs funding is funding for children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities who need extra support at school, college or alternative provision settings.

The central school services block is funding that local authorities use to provide services for all schools.

National funding formula tables for schools and high needs: 2018 to 2019

Tables which set out the national funding formulae (NFF) allocations for 2018 to 2019. They are mainly for schools and local authorities.

High needs funding is funding for children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities who need extra support at school, college or alternative provision settings.

The central school services block is funding that local authorities use to provide services for all schools.

National funding formula tables for schools and high needs: 2019 to 2020

These tables are mainly for schools and local authorities. They cover the updated national funding formulae (NFF) allocations for 2019 to 2020 and the fully implemented NFF.

The NFF summary table sets out the combined effect of all the formulae at local authority level.

‘Impact of the schools NFF’ sets out national school-level allocations for 2019 to 2020, and illustrative school-level allocations under a fully-implemented national funding formula. Local authorities will continue to set a local formula to distribute funding to schools in their area. This means schools’ actual funding may be different to the amounts shown in these tables.

‘Impact of the high needs NFF’ sets out local authority provisional high needs allocations for 2019 to 2020, and illustrative high needs allocations under a fully-implemented national funding formula.

High needs funding is funding for children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities who need extra support at school, college or alternative provision settings.

‘Impact of the central school services block NFF’ sets out local authority provisional central school services allocations for 2019 to 2020, and illustrative allocations under a fully-implemented national funding formula.

The central school services block is funding that local authorities use to provide services for all schools.

Free school meals: supplementary grant 2018 to 2019

The free school meals supplementary grant will provide schools with extra funding. It will help them meet the higher costs of providing extra meals before the lagged funding system catches up.

This guidance is for schools and local authorities. It sets out the details of how this grant will be calculated. Following the introduction of Universal Credit, the number of pupils eligible for free school meals will increase.

Response to the select committee report on the children and young people's mental health green paper

Government response to the joint report of the Education and Health and Social Care Committees on 'Transforming children and young people's mental health provision: a green paper'.

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:

Institutes of Technology competition

The government's plan to create new Institutes of Technology through a national competition.

Special educational needs in England: January 2018

This publication analyses the characteristics of pupils by their:

It is based on pupil-level data collected through the school census, general hospital school census and school-level annual school census (SLASC).

Academy trusts with a revenue surplus or deficit: 2016 to 2017

This document compares the proportion of trusts in revenue deficit or surplus in 2016 to 2017, along with figures from the previous academic year (2015 to 2016).

These figures are also combined with the latest local authority maintained figures to show cumulative deficits in the school system.

Initial teacher training performance profiles: 2016 to 2017

The performance profiles data includes information about teachers’ specialist subjects, routes into teaching and ITT providers in the academic year 2016 to 2017.

The publication also includes information about the number of first year trainees and their:

The publication includes national and provider-level information about the number of final year trainees in England and the proportion that:

The publication also includes:

Early years practitioner (level 2): qualifications criteria

This is for:

It sets out the minimum knowledge, understanding and skills that a level 2 early years practitioner needs to demonstrate to be considered qualified to support young children from birth to 5 years old.

The level 2 qualifications will be available from 1 September 2019.

Phonics screening check and key stage 1 assessments: England 2017

This statistical first release (SFR) provides information on the achievements of pupils in the 2017 phonics screening check and at key stage 1 teacher assessments.

It also includes information on attainment for the phonics screening check and key stage 1 teacher assessments by different pupil characteristics, specifically:

Open academies and academy projects in development

These spreadsheets show:

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