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Weekly DfE Publications W/C 06/05/2019

7 May 2019

Edward Timpson publishes landmark exclusions review

News story

Timpson Review makes 30 recommendations to ensure exclusions are used appropriately and Government commits to new school accountability

 

7 May 2019

School improvement support for 2018 to 2019: summary statistics

Transparency data

Statistics on the 2018 to 2019 school improvement offer by:

Information on schools in opportunity areas and Opportunity North East who are eligible for the offer is also included, with underlying data provided for all tables.

Numbers broken down by local authority district and parliamentary constituency are also included.

 

8 May 2019

Free meals and activities for 50,000 children over 2019 summer holidays

Press release

Children and Families Minister Nadhim Zahawi announces local co-ordinators who will share £9.1m fund

 

8 May 2019

High needs strategic planning

Guidance

These documents provide local authorities with:

Information about local authorities’ high needs review and planning role is in the high needs funding operational guide.

If you’re a local authority in need of capital funding to help increase or improve your special education provision, see special provision fund: allocation for local authorities from 2018 to 2020.

High needs funding is funding for children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) who need extra support at school or college, or for those in alternative provision. Alternative provision is for children who can’t go to a mainstream school.

 

8 May 2019

16 to 18 accountability headline measures

Guidance

The 5 new headline measures in the performance tables covering 16 to 18 education in 2017 and 2018 are:

The technical guide explains how the headline measures are calculated. It also shows how the progress in English and maths measure will be updated for 2020 tables. Guidance for previous years is available on the UK Government Archive.

There’s also information about 16 to 18 progress score bandings in the school and college performance tables.

 

8 May 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:

 

8 May 2019

GCSE new grading scale: factsheets

Promotional material

Factsheets showing:

 

9 May 2019

Outcomes for children looked after by LAs: 31 March 2018

National Statistics

The outcome measures cover:

The national tables include comparisons to children in need and non-looked after children.

Local authority data is published within the underlying data.

The experimental statistics include measures for previously looked after children who have:

 

9 May 2019

Looked-after children statistics in England: guide

Guidance

This is a guide to looked-after children statistics published by the Department for Education.

The guide explains:

 

9 May 2019

New programme to protect children at risk of exploitation

News story

National programme will provide specialist support and boost protection for children most at risk of criminal or sexual exploitation

 

9 May 2019

PE and sport premium for primary schools

Guidance

How much PE and sport premium funding schools receive and advice on how it should be spent.

 

9 May 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.

 

10 May 2019

Independent special schools and colleges

Guidance

Independent schools for pupils with special educational needs, including those approved under section 41 of the Children and Families Act.

 

10 May 2019

Government orders non-compliant trusts to reduce excessive salaries

Press release

Lord Agnew writes to chairs of 94 academy trusts to ask for more details on executives earning six-figure salaries

 

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