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Weekly DfE Publication W/C 11/03/2019

11 March 2019

Revised GCSE and equivalent results in England: 2016 to 2017

National Statistics

This statistical first release (SFR) provides information on the achievements in GCSE examinations and other qualifications of young people in academic year 2016 to 2017. This typically covers those starting the academic year aged 15.

It also includes data broken down by pupil characteristics, including:

The information is taken from data collated for the 2017 secondary school performance tables.

 

12 March 2019

Key stage 4 and multi-academy trust performance 2018 (revised)

National Statistics

Statistical release providing information on the achievements in GCSE examinations and other qualifications of young people in academic year 2017 to 2018.

This typically covers those starting the academic year aged 15.

It also includes data broken down by pupil characteristics including:

For the first time, this publication also includes achievements of young people in multi-academy trusts.

The information is taken from data collated for the 2018 secondary school performance tables.

 

12 March 2019

Free school travel: funding allocations

Guidance

The spreadsheet shows how much funding local authorities received for free school travel in each financial year from 2016 to 2020.

Local authorities use this funding to pay for home-to-school travel. It’s for children from low-income families who go to school further from home than the statutory walking distances.

Funding is paid directly from DfE to local authorities in monthly instalments as a Section 31 grant.

 

13 March 2019

Teachers' pay grant methodology

Guidance

Guidance for schools and local authorities on the teachers' pay grant for the financial years 2018 to 2019 and 2019 to 2020.

 

13 March 2019

How to open a maths school

Guidance

A form and guidance for groups who wish to open a maths school.

The guidance gives information on how to submit an expression of interest and develop a business case for the school.

A maths school is a specialist school for the most mathematically able 16- to 19-year-olds. They help to prepare students for success in mathematics-related disciplines at top universities and then pursue mathematically intensive careers.

They are run by some of the UK’s most selective mathematics universities.

 

14 March 2019

Completion and attainment ready reckoner for 16 to 18

 

Guidance

The document includes the national average attainment in each:

Providers can use these figures to calculate completion and attainment scores.

 

14 March 2019

Running rural primary schools efficiently

Research and analysis

The research explored how small rural primary schools can be run efficiently based on the resources they have available.

It aims to:

The brief contains short extracts from case studies in the main report.

 

14 March 2019

Pupils and their parents or carers: omnibus survey

Research and analysis

DfE gathered data from:

Questions in the survey were submitted by policy teams from DfE.

All waves cover responses from pupils in years 7 to 11, except wave 4, which includes paired responses from students in further education (FE) or sixth-form college.

Topics covered in the survey include:

 

14 March 2019

Early years initial teacher training (ITT) providers

Guidance

Find an early years ITT training provider with places available for your qualification level.

 

14 March 2019

Small-scale research projects: summaries

Research and analysis

The analytical associate pool consists of more than 150 independent academics and researchers, who carry out small-scale data analysis, rapid literature reviews, primary research and peer review for DfE. Much of the analysis summarised is too small-scale for publishing on its own.

 

14 March 2019

September Guarantee: education and training for young people

Transparency data

These documents provide figures for the proportion of young people receiving an offer of education or training in each local authority area from 2010 to 2018.

The September Guarantee helps local authorities fulfil their duty to provide education and training to young people and find them a suitable place. It also helps them to work with their partners, particularly schools and colleges, and to agree how the process will work in their area.

The offer should be appropriate to the young person’s needs and can include:

 

14 March 2019

Teacher appraisal and capability: model policy

Guidance

This is for:

It applies to:

This model policy is an optional resource for schools to refer to as they review and develop their own policies.

The assessment forms which schools should use to carry out their statutory induction of newly qualified teachers are also available online.

 

15 March 2019

English Baccalaureate: eligible qualifications

Guidance

In the school and college performance tables, the EBacc is a measure of entry and attainment at key stage 4 in:

 

15 March 2019

Admission appeals for school places

Guidance

This information will be useful to:

 

15 March 2019

Supporting early career teachers

Guidance

The Early Career Framework (ECF) underpins an entitlement to a fully-funded, 2 year package of structured training and support for early career teachers.

 

15 March 2019

Free schools and UTCs: successful applications

Transparency data

 

Details of successful applications for free schools and university technical colleges (UTCs) in the pre-opening stage.

 

15 March 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:

 

16 March 2019

International Education Strategy: global potential, global growth

Policy paper

Strategy setting out the government’s ambition for education exports and how it will support the UK education sector to access global opportunities.

 

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