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Weekly DfE Publications week commencing 26.11.2018

Accelerated degree courses: assessment of impact

Impact assessment

This assessment considers the impact of increasing the annual fee cap for accelerated degrees – on provision, uptake, and outlay

Review of TEF: terms of reference

Policy paper

The terms of reference sets out the objectives of the independent review and how it will work with other TEF developments.

The Secretary of State has appointed Dame Shirley Pearce to be the independent reviewer with administrative support from the Department for Education. She will also establish a small advisory group comprising relevant experts to provide advice and help inform her review.

The independent reviewer will seek views from stakeholders to inform her review. A consultation will launch soon and will provide a mechanism for stakeholders and users to provide feedback and suggest ideas to inform the review.

Basic need allocations


Basic need funding is the money given to local authorities each year to help them fulfil their duty to make sure there are enough school places for children in their local area.

The allocations announced in 2018 will allow local authorities to create the new school places they need by September 2021.

College staff survey: 2018

Research and analysis

Research on improving workforce data in further education (FE) based on surveys and questionnaires returned by staff in general further education (GFE) and FE specialist colleges in England.

These reports analyse the experience and expectations of teachers and leaders in further education (FE). The research is based on information returned in:

The Department for Education (DfE) will use the findings of this report to improve workforce data. A follow-up survey will take place in 2019 to find out why staff changed role or left the FE sector.

FE learners and apprentices survey

Research and analysis

This report provides a detailed picture of learners’ and apprentices’ journeys, including:

This study also sought to obtain consent from respondents to match their responses to the longitudinal educational outcome (LEO) dataset, allowing additional future analysis of outcomes.

Post-16 education: outcomes for disadvantaged students

Research and analysis

This research compares students’ level of education and qualification route to their employment and earnings in later life. It includes information on:

National Leaders of Governance for further education: national leaders


A list of current National Leaders of Governance for further education.

National Leaders of Governance for further education: guidance


Guidance on the role of National Leaders of Governance (NLGs) in supporting college improvement. It includes information on:

Serving governors and clerks at further education (FE) colleges are eligible to apply.

Further Education Commissioner: annual report 2017 to 2018

Corporate report

The Further Education Commissioner reports on:

Identifying FE teacher comparators

Research and analysis

The teaching comparators are based on an exploratory statistical analysis of occupations in terms of:

The analysis aims to develop knowledge and understanding of the characteristics of people teaching in the FE sector. It also looks at roles FE teachers would likely do in the commercial sector.

The research looked at data from the:

The findings were crosschecked against actual labour market flows and views from sector stakeholders.

Evaluation of the regional academy growth fund

Research and analysis

The Department for Education commissioned this qualitative research to understand:

Teachers’, leaders’ and governors’ views on the pay framework

Research and analysis

This research was carried out in 2018 to identify and assess teachers’, leaders’ and governors’ views of the teacher pay framework. This included:

The research consisted of:

Public sector apprenticeships in England: 2017 to 2018

Official Statistics

Statistics taken from data provided by public sector organisations to the Department for Education.

The statistics cover public sector apprenticeships in England in the first year of the target, 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018.

Education and training statistics for the UK: 2018

National Statistics

This statistical release contains data on education and training in the UK. It provides an integrated overview using data collected from:

This statistical release has data on schools including:

Widening participation in higher education: 2018

Official Statistics

Statistics providing information on three measures of increasing participation in higher education:

Early years funding benchmarking tool


The early years funding benchmarking tool and the early years proforma covers all local authorities in England. These funding tools include projected spending in the 2018 to 2019 financial year to provide early entitlement places for 2-, 3- and 4-year-olds.

Local authorities can use these tools to compare their local systems and outcomes against other local authorities. They can use these comparisons to support improvements in fairness and increase value for money.

Early years providers, parents and others can use these tools to:

Ready reckoner and transition matrices for 16 to 18


Use the ready reckoner to calculate level 3 value-added results.

The transition matrices spreadsheet shows data for the subjects included in the level 3 value-added measure.

Level 3 value-added is a progress measure for school sixth forms and colleges which is used in the 16 to 18 performance tables.

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