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Weekly DfE Publications W/C 15/04/2019

15 April 2019

Early years initial teacher training (ITT) providers

Guidance

List of early years initial teacher training (ITT) providers. Find an early years ITT training provider with places available for your qualification level.

 

15 April 2019

Academy conversion: important dates

Guidance

Deadlines for schools converting to academy status. These documents explain the deadlines for schools wanting to open as an academy in a chosen month.

 

15 April 2019

Initial teacher training (ITT): criteria and supporting advice

Statutory guidance

This guidance is for:

This statutory guidance sets out what accredited ITT providers must do to comply with the law. You should follow the guidance unless you have a very good reason not to.

 

16 April 2019

Minister shares primary school confidence on offer day

Press release

“School system hailed as 'unrecognisable' from a generation ago on primary school offer day”

 

16 April 2019

Free sanitary products in all primary schools

Press release

“Government to offer access to free sanitary products in England’s primary schools from early 2020”

 

17 April 2019

Condition Data Collection programme: information and guidance

Guidance

From early 2017 to Autumn 2019, the DfE’s Condition Data Collection (CDC) programme will visit every government maintained school in England to collect data about the physical condition of school buildings and how they are managed.

From May 2019, they are also visiting every government maintained FE college to collect similar data so that they will have a comprehensive picture of the condition of the government maintained school and college estate in England.

They are working with 6 external organisations to deliver the programme, as listed below:

 

17 April 2019

Voluntary-aided schools: capital funding

Guidance

Information for voluntary-aided schools about capital funding, including relevant forms.

 

17 April 2019

Supporting excellent school resource management

Guidance

‘Supporting excellent school resource management’ summarises the help and support the department provides to help schools reduce costs and get value for money.

‘Supporting excellent school resource management: strategy’ describes in full the help and support – both existing and planned – that the department is making available, and summarises an analysis of school spending.

 

17 April 2019

Teachers' pension scheme payments: 2018 to 2019

Transparency data

Teachers’ pension scheme payments are routine daily cash transfers to Capita to fund the payments it makes to pensioners and others on behalf of DfE.

 

18 April 2019

NAAS: early adopters grants

Correspondence

These letters set out:

 

19 April 2019

'My Activity Passport' downloaded 42,000 times in four months

News story

“List of activities to boost resilience downloaded equivalent of 375 times per day”

 

21 April 2019

Education Secretary sets out the importance of testing in primary school

News story

“Writing in the Sunday Telegraph, Education Secretary Damian Hinds set out the importance of primary assessment”

 

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