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Weekly DfE Publications W/C 20/05/2019

20 May 2019

Basic need allocations

Guidance

Basic need funding is the money given to local authorities each year to help them fulfil their duty to make sure there are enough school places for children in their local area.

The allocations announced in 2018 will allow local authorities to create the new school places they need by September 2021.

 

20 May 2019

Education Secretary announces £2.5m boost to Careers Hubs in 20 areas

Press release

New networks will mean thousands more young people can access high-quality careers education

 

20 May 2019

New support for trainee teachers

Press release

Expert panel will draft guidance to support teachers in their first years on the job

 

20 May 2019

Early years initial teacher training (ITT) providers

Guidance

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

 

21 May 2019

Mathematics early-career payments: guidance for teachers and schools

Guidance

The mathematics early-career payments pilot is available to teachers starting their initial teacher training (ITT) in the 2018 to 2019, or 2019 to 2020 academic year. This is in addition to the £20,000 bursary or £22,000 scholarship during ITT.

All eligible teachers will receive early-career payments of £5,000 each in their third and fifth year of teaching. Those who are teaching in one of the listed local authorities will receive an uplift of an additional £2,500 to each of these payments, bringing the total to £7,500.

This guidance explains who is eligible.

Details about the application process will be available soon.

 

21 May 2019

Teachers' student loan reimbursement: guidance for teachers and schools

Guidance

Eligible teachers of languages, physics, chemistry, biology and computing can apply for student loan reimbursements for up to 11 financial years.

 

22 May 2019

£15 million investment to help keep families safely together

News story

Up to 40 new areas will benefit from £15 million to expand promising innovative approaches to keeping families safely together.

 

22 May 2019

Headteacher boards

Collection

Headteacher boards (HTBs) are responsible for advising and challenging regional schools commissioners (RSCs) on academy-related decisions.

 

22 May 2019

Get help to recruit board members for large or growing MATs

Guidance

Academy Ambassadors is a free service that helps multi-academy trusts (MATs) recruit board members with relevant business experience.

 

23 May 2019

Apply for mathematics and physics teacher retention payments

Guidance

A pilot scheme to give eligible mathematics and physics teachers a £2,000 retention payment in the 2019 to 2020 and 2020 to 2021 academic years. Details about the application process and the first-year payment process will be available soon.

 

23 May 2019

Cash incentives for maths and physics teachers

Press release

New scheme will mean early career maths and physics teachers in the North East, Yorkshire & the Humber and all Opportunity Areas can get an additional £2,000.

 

24 May 2019

Increase in EBacc entries as modern foreign languages rise

News story

Third consecutive increase in EBacc subject entries as modern foreign languages rise

 

24 May 2019

School improvement through school-to-school support

Research and analysis

This report looks at recent evidence on school-to-school support, specifically the effectiveness of partnerships and collaborations aiming to improve the performance of schools in challenging circumstances.

The review includes published literature relating to school-to-school support in England and does not include any new research.

 

24 May 2019

Thousands of schools to improve through shared expertise

Press release

Changes to school-to-school improvement to be tested in up to nine areas of the country.

 

26 May 2019

Education Secretary calls for an end to low value degrees

News story

New analysis identifies courses where students aren’t earning enough five years after graduating to repay student loans.

 

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