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Weekly DfE Publications W/C 25/03/2019

22 March 2019

Governance handbook and competency framework

Guidance

These guides are for:

The ‘Governance handbook’ explains:

The ‘Competency framework for governance’ sets out the knowledge, skills and behaviours that school and academy governing boards need to be effective.

The ‘Competency framework for clerking sets out the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to provide professional clerking to school and academy governing boards.

 

22 March 2019

Academy sponsor contact list

Transparency data

Contact details for approved academy sponsors

 

22 March 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:

 

22 March 2019

Childcare and early years providers survey: 2018

Official Statistics

This release gives information on the main characteristics of childcare and early years provision in England, including:

 

26 March 2019

Standards for school food in England

Guidance

This is for governing boards of:

It includes information on:

 

26 March 2019

School food standards: resources for schools

Guidance

 

Resources and advice for all schools and caterers. They offer practical guidance on how to apply the school food standards and make sure healthy options are always available for pupils.

The resources include:

 

26 March 2019

Manage school experience: information for schools

Guidance

The ‘manage school experience’ service took over from the school experience programme (SEP) on 26 March 2019.

Many schools already offer school experience independently but this service helps schools to advertise their experiences and provides a detailed profile of the people requesting to spend time in the school.

This guide is aimed at primary and secondary schools in England who want to offer school experience.

 

26 March 2019

Voluntary-aided schools: capital scheme

Guidance

Guidance for proposers bidding for capital funding to help them establish new voluntary-aided schools.

 

26 March 2019

Voluntary-aided schools capital scheme: applicant information

Transparency data

A list of applicants for the VA capital bid scheme. The list includes bids deemed ineligible or that have since been withdrawn.

The deadline to apply for capital funding was 1 February 2019.

The list includes the proposed:

 

26 March 2019

Free school meals supplementary grant: 2018 to 2019

Guidance

The free school meals supplementary grant provides schools with extra funding to help them meet the higher costs of providing extra meals before the lagged funding system catches up.

This follows the introduction of Universal Credit, which increases the number of pupils eligible for free school meals.

 

27 March 2019

Teacher Recruitment Bulletin

Correspondence

The Teacher Recruitment Bulletin is a monthly bulletin with the latest news on teacher recruitment for ITT providers and schools involved in ITT.

 

28 March 2019

30 hours free childcare: spring term 2019

Official Statistics

This publication provides data on the use of 30 hours free childcare between January and March 2019.

It includes:

 

28 March 2019

30 hours free childcare: evidence on early years providers

Research and analysis

Analysis of data from the Childcare and early years providers survey 2018, the first national survey with early years and childcare providers after the national rollout of the 30 hours offer. It aims to:

 

28 March 2019

Provider finances: evidence from early years providers

Research and analysis

This report uses data from the survey of childcare and early years providers for 2018 to analyse provider finances including the:

It aims to develop an understanding of the financial models of different types of settings.

 

28 March 2019

School capacity: academic year 2017 to 2018

Official Statistics

The annual school capacity survey 2018 provides national and local authority level information as at 1 May 2018 on the numbers of:

It also provides pupil number forecasts up to the:

Additional tables, on estimated places needed at the national, local authority and planning area level, and capacity in school sixth forms, are also provided.

 

28 March 2019

School complaints procedures: guidance for schools

Guidance

This guidance:

It’s aimed at governing bodies in all maintained schools and maintained nursery schools in England. This includes:

It may also be helpful for:

 

28 March 2019

Teaching schools and system leadership: reports

Transparency data

The Department for Education (DfE) is currently undertaking work to significantly expand the number of teaching schools and national leaders of education, with a targeted approach focused on areas where they are most needed in order to create a comprehensive national network of school-led support for leaders to draw on as they choose. There is a commitment to ensure that all schools in all areas can access support, collaboration and best practice by ensuring full coverage of system leaders across the country.

This is a report that states the number of system leaders designated by DfE.

This includes:

This information is for school leaders, school staff and governing bodies in all maintained schools, academies and free schools.

 

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