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Weekly DfE Publications week commencing 19.11.18

Holiday Activities and Food: 2018 programme

Transparency data

The Holiday Activities and Food programme provided £2 million towards new and existing holiday clubs to explore how best to help the most disadvantaged children benefit from healthy meals and enriching activities.

This document reports the key findings from management information provided by the holiday clubs. It provides information about attendance and characteristics of children attending these holiday clubs.

Mental health and behaviour in schools


This guidance is for school staff and applies to all schools.

It gives advice on:

Bullying in England: April 2013 to March 2018

Transparency data


This document reports the prevalence of bullying among different groups of pupils in England.

It provides information on:

It also provides information on how well respondents felt their school dealt with bullying.

Academies: making significant changes or closure by agreement


Guidance and application forms for academies wishing to make major changes to their school (eg expanding, merging with another academy, or changing the school’s age range or faith).

Improving the home learning environment


This guidance is for:

This behaviour change model sets out an approach that all organisations can use to inform their activities, to ensure that the advice given to families is consistent and based on evidence.

It combines the latest evidence on the home learning environment (HLE) from the experiences of those working with families, to help promote early language and literacy development.

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 notional 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.

Voluntary-aided schools: capital scheme


The primary and secondary maps show the potential areas of need and estimated need for school places in local authority districts.

Email va.capitalscheme@education.gov.uk between 10 December 2018 and 4 January 2019 to express interest in the capital scheme.

Use the bid form to apply for capital funding to help open a new voluntary-aided school. Email completed bid forms and any supporting documents by midday on 1 February 2019.

School organisation: local-authority-maintained schools

Statutory guidance

These documents are for:

They describe opening, closing, or making school organisation changes to local-authority-maintained schools.

Early outcomes fund: grants for local authorities


The fund is worth approx. £6.5m. The funding is for the financial years 2018 to 2019 and 2019 to 2020.

The fund aims to achieve three key things:

Statutory Guidance to Improve Young People’s Well-being

Statutory guidance

This statutory guidance is for local authorities in England.

It covers the rationale and scope of the duty, and the responsibilities of local authorities to provide appropriate local youth services to improve young people’s well-being.

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