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Weekly DfE Publications W/C 01/04/2019

1 April 2019

College oversight: support and intervention

Policy paper

The policy sets out a strengthened approach to supporting and intervening in colleges, including:

 

1 April 2019

Unique pupil numbers

Guidance

The unique pupil number (UPN) is a 13-character code that identifies each pupil in the local-authority-maintained school system.

The guide is for schools and local authorities, and provides information on UPNs, including:

The spreadsheet is a tool for generating UPNs.

 

1 April 2019

Transferring from the further education to the higher education sector

Guidance

Applications after 1 April 2019

Use the new guidance if you’re applying to become a HEC after 1 April 2019.

Formal approvals will be made after 1 August 2019.

Existing HECs

Existing HECs should continue to use the existing guidance for:

This existing guidance will be withdrawn after 31 July 2019.

 

2 April 2019

Elective home education

Guidance

This is for:

It relates to the following legislation:

It details local authorities’ roles, responsibilities and the legislation they need to follow. It also includes information on home schooling funding.

Read the school attendance guidance for more information about how school attendance codes should be used to record the attendance of pupils. Pupils who are being flexi-schooled should be marked as absent from school during the periods when they are receiving home education.

 

3 April 2019

Moving your school to the cloud

Guidance

What you should consider before moving to cloud-based systems to get the best outcome for your school. This guidance is a basic introduction and is aimed at school senior leaders, such as:

 

3 April 2019

Realising the potential of technology in education

Policy paper

Technology can help to tackle some of the main challenges faced by the education sector, including:

The education sector often faces barriers which prevent teachers, lecturers and education leaders benefiting from technology. The UK Education Technology (EdTech) industry also faces barriers to start-up and growth.

This strategy has been developed to support all stages of the education sector and the UK EdTech industry to:

 

3 April 2019

Assessing your school ICT infrastructure

Guidance

ICT Infrastructure can have a significant positive impact on the provision of digital services in your school or multi-academy trust.

This guidance will help you decide how to make sure yours is fit for purpose.

This guidance is aimed at school senior leaders, such as:

 

3 April 2019

Choosing the right broadband for your school

Guidance

To help you embed education technology in your school you need a high-quality internet connection. Without the right connection, schools will be unable to fully realise the opportunities technology can offer.

This document will support early, strategic discussions, prior to consideration of specific technical solutions.

The intended audience for this guidance is school senior leaders, for example:

 

3 April 2019

EYFS staff:child ratios - DfE approved qualifications

Guidance

Early years providers can use these early years qualifications lists to:

 

3 April 2019

National Leaders of Governance for further education: national leaders

Guidance

A list of current National Leaders of Governance for further education. National Leaders of Governance (NLGs) carry out college improvement work by supporting governors and clerks to improve governance.

 

4 April 2019

Level 2 and 3 attainment by young people aged 19 in 2018

National Statistics

These statistics set out overall level 2 and 3 attainment by:

They also include breakdowns for those who were in state schools at age 15 by:

Local authority data is provided by FSM eligibility and SEN.

Underlying data and metadata are provided for all tables. Also included in the underlying data are the main indicators presented at local authority district level, and by pupil groups relating to socio-economic background (FSM and disadvantage).

 

4 April 2019

Higher education provider data: Business and community interaction: 2017 to 2018

Official Statistics

The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) publishes data on how higher education (HE) providers interacted with business and the wider community during the 2017 to 2018 academic year. This includes matters relating to:

 

4 April 2019

Postgraduate teaching apprenticeships: funding manual

Guidance

These funding manuals provide information to schools and ITT providers on postgraduate teaching apprenticeship grant funding in England, including:

The postgraduate teaching apprenticeship is an ITT route that combines paid work with off-the-job training, qualifications and progression. It allows candidates to train to become qualified teachers.

 

4 April 2019

Initial teacher training (ITT) bursary: funding manual

Guidance

These funding guides provide information to schools and ITT providers on:

The Department for Education funds training bursaries and scholarships for trainees on eligible ITT courses in England.

Bursary amounts will vary depending on:

Scholarships are awarded by the relevant professional body for the subject.

 

5 April 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.

 

5 April 2019

Find, join or create a network for school business professionals

Guidance

This guide describes how business professionals working in schools can join or create a school business professional network. Networks help professionals to connect and share information.

The school business professional networks directory includes groups that provide peer-to-peer support to help with a broad range of work-related activity, including buying for schools.

You can find potential networks by regional schools commissioner (RSC) region. Inclusion in the directory does not constitute a recommendation by the Department for Education.

All levels of staff can benefit from being part of a network. A network offers many opportunities, including:

 

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