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Weekly DfE Publications week commencing 04.02.19

 

28 January 2019

SEND provision capital funding for pupils with EHC plans

Guidance

Special provision funding is for local authorities to create places for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), and to improve facilities for them in mainstream and special schools, nurseries, colleges and other education providers. In March 2017, allocations of £215m of funding for 2018 to 2021 were announced. In May 2018 a further £50m and in December 2018, a further £100m was announced. The additional funding will be paid in 2019 to 2020.

28 January 2019

Supporting early career teachers

Guidance

From Autumn 2021, early career teachers undergoing induction will receive 2 years of professional development and support underpinned by the Early Career Framework (ECF). The ECF was designed in collaboration with an expert advisory group. It has been designed to support early career teacher development in 5 core areas:

The ECF underpins what early career teachers should be entitled to learn about and learn how to do. This is based on:

For national roll-out in Autumn 2021, the commitment is to:

·         funding and guaranteeing 5% off-timetable in the second year of teaching for all early career teachers - early career teachers will continue to have a 10% timetable reduction in their first year of induction

·         creating high quality, freely available ECF curricula and training materials

·         establishing full ECF training programmes

·         funding time for mentors to support early career teachers

·         fully funding mentor training

28 January 2019

School capital funding allocations

Guidance

School condition allocations (SCA) and devolved formula capital (DFC) allocations up to 2019, including the healthy pupils capital funding for 2018 to 2019.

28 January 2019

Flexible working practices in schools: literature review

Research and analysis

This report summarises existing evidence on flexible working practices in schools. It highlights experiences and perceptions of flexible working, and potential barriers and enablers.

The review includes case studies taken from international schooling examples, as well as examples from other sectors.

28 January 2019

School snapshot survey: summer 2018

Research and analysis

The Department for Education uses the school snapshot survey to collect data about how policies are working and what senior leaders and classroom teachers think of them.

Topics covered in this report include:

28 January 2019

Teacher recruitment and retention strategy

Policy paper

 

The Department for Education’s strategy for recruiting and retaining school teachers in state-funded schools.

28 January 2019

Transport to education and training for people aged 16 to 18

Statutory guidance

This statutory guidance is for local authorities.

It applies to all post-16 students or trainees attending:

28 January 2019

Leadership Equality and Diversity Fund: participant survey analysis

Research and analysis

This analysis was carried out in 2018 to understand the perceptions of those who participated on projects funded by the Leadership Equality and Diversity Fund in 2016 to 2017 and 2017 to 2018.

It provides insight into how well participants felt the programme helped them to increase their confidence, develop their leadership style, and achieve next-stage promotions.

Quantitative and qualitative techniques were used to analyse the survey responses.

28 January 2019

Targeted Support Fund 2017 to 2018: analysis of the participant survey

Research and analysis

This analysis helps to understand the views of those who took part in projects funded by the Targeted Support Fund in 2017 to 2018.

It looks at how participants felt the programmes increased their confidence, developed their leadership style, and helped them achieve promotions.

29 January 2019

Further education bodies: insolvency guidance

Guidance

This document provides technical information on the new insolvency regime for further education bodies, and general guidance on how to reduce the risk of insolvency through good financial management.

It is primarily aimed at governors but should be also useful for college finance directors and other senior staff.

29 January 2019

Key stage 2 and multi-academy trust performance, 2018 (revised)

National Statistics

Revised results for key stage 2 at national, regional and local authority level. Results are also broken down by pupil characteristics.

The publication includes tests results for:

It covers teacher assessments in:

The publication also includes figures on pupils’ progress between key stage 1 and key stage 2. Figures update provisional figures released on 28 September 2018.

Data on the performance of multi-academy trusts (MATs) based on measures of progress for MATs with 3 or more academies that have been with the MAT for at least 3 full academic years and have results in the 2018 school performance tables.

29 January 2019

Erasmus+ and ESC in the UK if there's no Brexit deal

Guidance

If the UK leaves the EU in March 2019 without a deal:

30 January 2019

T Levels capital fund

Guidance

These documents are for further education providers delivering T Levels in the academic year 2020 to 2021:

30 January 2019

Deals for schools

Guidance

Information on the national deals available to schools to help them save money on some of the things they buy regularly.

30 January 2019

Local authority interactive tool (LAIT)

Transparency data

The local authority interactive tool (LAIT) presents information in interactive tables and charts with the local authority’s rank and position in England.

It includes data on:

31 January 2019

Introduction of T Levels

Guidance

Information about the new T Level study programmes including:

31 January 2019

Apprenticeship and levy statistics: January 2019

Official Statistics

This publication provides official statistics on the use of the apprenticeship service. These include:

Monthly apprenticeship starts information for the first 4 months of the 2018 to 2019 academic year are also presented (reported to January 2019).

31 January 2019

Revenue spending on free schools and studio schools

Transparency data

The Department for Education gives free school and studio school trusts:

31 January 2019

Revenue spending on university technical colleges

Transparency data

 

The Department for Education gives university and technical college trusts:

31 January 2019

Capital funding for free schools, UTCs and studio schools

Transparency data

Details of the capital funding that free schools, UTCs and studio schools have received from the Education and Skills Funding Agency.

Capital funding is used to buy and rent land, and build and refurbish school buildings.

31 January 2019

Schools’ costs: technical note

Guidance

This technical note provides information to help the School Teachers’ Review Body (STRB), school leaders, governors and academy trusts, researchers and others understand costs for schools in England, at the national level, in the short to medium term.

31 January 2019

Evidence to the STRB: 2019 pay award for school staff

Policy paper

The Secretary of State for Education’s evidence shows how the pay award for the academic year 2019 to 2020 should apply for:

31 January 2019

Independent schools: approved inspectorates

Transparency data

The memorandum of understanding document sets out the agreement the Department for Education (DfE) reached with Ofsted and the approved inspectorate of independent schools. It explains how Ofsted will monitor and report on the independent inspectorate’s work.

The letter to the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) outlines the agreement DfE reached with ISI.

31 January 2019

Find, join or create a network for school business professionals

Guidance

How business professionals working in schools can find, join or create a network of local school business professionals.

31 January 2019

EU exit: no deal preparations for schools in England

Guidance

Preparations that schools should be making to get ready for the UK leaving the EU on 29 March 2019.

It is for:

31 January 2019

EU exit: no deal preparations for further education and apprenticeship providers

Guidance

Preparations that organisations and businesses should be making to get ready for the UK leaving in the EU on 29 March 2019.

It is for:

31 January 2019

Core maths qualifications: technical guidance

Guidance

This technical guidance is for awarding organisations. It sets out the requirements that core maths qualifications must meet to be included in the 2020 performance tables.

Approved core maths qualifications

There are 7 approved qualifications:

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