April

School workforce in England: November 2013

  • Department for Education, Statistical First Release
  • This release includes information on the size and characteristics of the workforce in state-funded schools.
  • Over 1.3 million people work in state-funded schools, 922,000 are full-time equivalent staff members; of these, 541,000 are teachers.

Outcomes for children looked after by local authorities

  • Department for Education, update of Statistical First Release published in December 2013.
  • Includes additional tables on absence rates and underlying data.

Data collection and statistical returns - SFA: national success rates tables and open data files 2012 to 2013

  • Schools and colleges - statistical data set and statistical returns, Skills Funding Agency and Department for Business, Innovation & Skills
  • The tables provide 2013 national success rates and supporting guidance for apprenticeships and education and training; these replace the data for 2009 - 2012 published in April 2013. The open data files provide the data expressed as rates and percentiles with characteristic breakdowns.

Ofsted - Employer View

  • Ofsted launched Employer View, a new online tool that enables employers to rate further education and skills providers. This is a part of Ofsted’s goal to enhance the involvement of employers in the training of their current and prospective employees.
  • The tool will be used by
  • Ofsted inspectors
  • Employers – to make informed choices based on other employers’ reviews
  • Providers – to learn what employers think of the services they provide
  • You can access the Employer View here.

2014 UCAS cycle applicant figures - March deadline

  • UCAS, Statistical release
  • Includes information on the applicants and applications from the 2014 UCAS cycle at the 24th March, which is the deadline for some of the art and design courses.
  • There were 612,750 applicants, 352,100 women and 260,650 men. 512,660 of the applicants were from the UK, 42,090 from other EU countries and 58,000 from countries outside the EU.