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Weekly DfE Publications W/C 12.11.2018

Teacher workload advisory group report and government response

Policy paper

This report from the Teacher workload advisory group sets out recommendations and principles to reduce the unnecessary workload associated with data and evidence collection.

It is for:

The recommendations are for government, Ofsted and others to reduce data burdens in schools.

The government has accepted all the recommendations in full.

Addressing workload in initial teacher education (ITE)


This information is for initial teacher education (ITE) providers.

It contains practical examples to help reduce the workload of trainee teachers and their partnership schools, covering:

Reducing teacher workload

Policy paper


Information on the government’s policy to help remove unnecessary workload for teachers.

The reducing teacher workload action plan sets out the steps to be taken following the findings from the teacher workload survey 2016.

The DfE protocol was developed in response to the 2014 workload challenge survey. It sets out our commitment to:

Early career continuing professional development (CPD): research

Research and analysis

This research was carried out in 2018 to gather evidence on issues for early career teachers and good practice within early career.

The research was mainly qualitative, involving interviews with early career teachers and mid-career teachers in schools on their experiences and views of support received and needed, as well as with senior leaders.

Teachers working longer review: final report

Research and analysis

Final report of the review into the health and deployment implications of teachers working longer as a result of the increase in normal pension age in the teachers’ pension scheme.

Teacher trade unions, employers and DfE took part in the review.

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.

Strategic college improvement fund: successful applicants

Transparency data

The successful round 1 and round 2 applicants to the pilot strategic college improvement fund (SCIF).

Setting up school partnerships


This collection of guidance will help potential partners to set up, formalise and evaluate their partnerships.

This guidance is for all schools, colleges and universities:

The guidance will help you to assess your needs and identify ways to establish or grow a partnership to meet those needs.

Academies consolidated annual report and accounts: 2016 to 2017

Corporate report

This report sets out the expenditure and performance of the academy school sector from 1 September 2016 to 31 August 2017, including:

Further education initial teacher training bursary: 2018 to 2019


The information applies to trainees starting in the academic year 2018 to 2019. It includes:

Mathematics subject knowledge enhancement guide: 2018 to 2019


The guidance explains:

Subject knowledge enhancement programmes:

Key stage 2 national curriculum test review outcomes: 2018

National Statistics

Provisional information on the outcomes of clerical reviews and reviews of marking for the 2018 key stage 2 national curriculum tests in:

It includes information on review requests and review outcomes.

This information is provisional because the data does not yet take account of the outcomes of any process inquiry applications.

Schools causing concern

Statutory guidance

This guidance describes how:

Apprenticeship Pay Survey (APS) 2018

Research and analysis

The 2018 Apprenticeship Pay Survey is a joint endeavour between the BEIS, the DfE and the Welsh and Scottish Devolved Administrations.

It provides important information on training, hours and pay from current apprentices. The findings enable looking at wage levels nationally, measure changes with previous years and monitor whether employers are adhering to the rules on fair pay.

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