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Weekly DfE Publications - W/C 30/07/2018

Academy conversion: important dates

These documents explain the deadlines for schools wanting to open as an academy in a chosen month.

School and labour market outcomes by pupil characteristics

Statistics which estimate the amount of pupils in sustained employment or out-of-work benefits at age 27. This is based on free school meals (FSM) and special educational needs (SEN) status.

The statistics also show how the average attainment of pupils in year 11 varies by:

Early years foundation stage profile results: 2016 to 2017

This statistical first release (SFR) covers:

The additional tables provide national and local-authority-level information on EYFSP attainment by pupil characteristics, specifically:

School and college performance tables: statements of intent

These statements of intent explain which data the DfE has or will publish for schools and colleges in the primary, secondary and 16 to 18 performance tables.

It includes information on the data that will appear for the first time in these tables, as a result of government reforms to the way schools and colleges are accountable for their performance.

Early years educator (level 3): qualifications criteria

The early years foundation stage sets the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children have the skills they need to start school and gives them a broad range of knowledge.

These criteria set out the minimum requirements for what a level 3 early years educator should know, understand and be able to do, to be considered qualified to support young children from birth to 5 years old in the early years foundation stage. They took effect from 1 September 2014.

Memorandum of Understanding: Ofqual and the Department for Education

This Memorandum of Understanding was signed on 31 July 2018 by Chief Regulator Sally Collier. It was signed on 27 July 2018 by Julia Kinniburgh, Director of Accountability, Curriculum and Qualifications, on behalf of Jonathan Slater, Permanent Secretary.

Early years census 2019: technical specification

Technical specification and validation rules for local authorities and software suppliers preparing for the early years census 2019.

Alternative provision census 2019: guide

A guide for local authorities and providers of alternative provision to completing and submitting alternative provision census 2019 data.

Strategic School Improvement Fund: North sub-regional improvement boards

Information about the Strategic School Improvement Fund North sub-regional improvement boards.

Strategic School Improvement Fund: Lancashire and West Yorkshire sub-regional improvement boards

Information about the Strategic School Improvement Fund Lancashire and West Yorkshire sub-regional improvement boards

Strategic School Improvement Fund: South West sub-regional improvement boards

Information about the Strategic School Improvement Fund South West sub-regional improvement boards.

Strategic School Improvement Fund: West Midlands sub-regional improvement boards

Information about the Strategic School Improvement Fund West Midlands sub-regional improvement boards.

Strategic School Improvement Fund: East Midlands and the Humber sub-regional improvement boards

Information about the Strategic School Improvement Fund East Midlands and the Humber sub-regional improvement boards.

Strategic School Improvement Fund: East of England and North East London sub-regional improvement boards

Information about the Strategic School Improvement Fund East of England and North East London sub-regional improvement boards.

Strategic School Improvement Fund: North West London South Central sub-regional improvement boards

Information about the Strategic School Improvement Fund North West London South Central sub-regional improvement boards.

Strategic School Improvement Fund: South East England and South London sub-regional improvement boards

Information about the Strategic School Improvement Fund South East England and South London sub-regional improvement boards.

Strategic School Improvement Fund: successful applicants

List of organisations that have successfully applied for strategic school improvement funding.

FE data library: community learning

Information on community learning through skills for life qualifications by participation and achievements. Community learning includes a range of community based and outreach learning opportunities, primarily managed and delivered by local authorities and general further education colleges designed to bring together adults (often of different ages and backgrounds).

Local authority interactive tool (LAIT)

An interactive spreadsheet for comparing data about children and young people across all local authorities in England.

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.

16 to 18 accountability headline measures

The 5 new headline measures in the performance tables covering 16 to 18 education in 2017 and 2018 are:

The technical guide explains how the headline measures are calculated. Guidance for previous years is available on the UK Government Archive

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.

Open academies and academy projects in development

These spreadsheets show:

National pupil database: user guide and supporting information

User guide for data extract requests for national pupil database, individualised learner record and Higher Education Statistics Agency.

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