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Weekly DfE Publications W/C 25/02/2019

18 February 2019

Selective Schools Expansion Fund


This guidance is for academy trusts and local authorities.

It applies to academies and local-authority-maintained schools.

The Selective Schools Expansion Fund (SSEF) is available to selective schools that demonstrate how they’ll attract more disadvantaged pupils. DfE prefer they work with other schools in their area to raise standards more widely.


20 February 2019

Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel: first national review


Letters between Chair of the independent Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel Edward Timpson and Secretary of State for Education Damian Hinds.

Edward Timpson’s letter announces the first national child safeguarding practice review into adolescents in need of state protection from criminal exploitation.

It also gives further details about the review including:


21 February 2019

Working together to safeguard children

Statutory guidance

Statutory guidance on inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of 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.


21 February 2019

Strategic School Improvement Fund: successful applicants

Transparency data

List of organisations that have been successful in their application for the Strategic School Improvement Fund in all application rounds.


21 February 2019

T Levels capital fund


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


22 February 2019

FE colleges: changes to statutory insolvency and intervention regimes

Promotional material

The government is introducing a new statutory insolvency regime for FE colleges to:

DfE are also reviewing and strengthening the FE college intervention regime to ensure:

This document answers some anticipated questions to help build awareness of the changes among FE colleges.

In April 2019, full details will be published setting out what is changing.


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