August

Statistics

NEET statistics quarterly brief: April to June 2015

Department for Education, Statistics

Statistics for young people not in education, employment or training (NEET) in England from April to June 2015 (quarter 2).

The publication includes:

• extra tables with NEET estimates by region and gender from the LFS for:

o 16- to 24-year-olds
o 18- to 24-year-olds
o 19- to 24-year-olds

• extra tables with national NEET estimates from the LFS for all age groups
• extra tables with NEET estimates from the LFS by age and gender and labour market status

The data show a drop in the rate of 16-18 NEET of 0.6 percentage points in this period when compared to the same period last year. The rate stands at 7.5% which is the lowest since data were first collected for this measure in 2000.


National curriculum assessments: key stage 2, 2015 (provisional)

Department for Education, Statistics

Provisional information on the 2015 national curriculum assessments at key stage 2 in England.

This statistical first release (SFR) gives provisional assessment results for pupils in schools at:

• national level
• local-authority level

It sets out provisional figures on expected progress between key stage 1 (typically age 7) and key stage 2 (typically age 11).

It includes results from the key stage 2 tests in:

• reading
• mathematics
• grammar, punctuation and spelling

Information on key stage 2 teacher assessments in the following subjects is also available:

• English
• mathematics
• science
• reading and writing

The data show an increase in results for grammar, punctuation and spelling, Writing and, mathematics. Results for reading remain on par with last year’s results.


FE data library: apprenticeships

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, Statistics

This statistical data set provides information on apprenticeships through a number of reports broken down by starts, achievements, sector, framework, geography, gender, age and others.

From August to April 2014/15, 369,500 apprenticeships were started in England, with the greatest number of these being in the North West (59,330).


Publications

Protecting children from radicalisation: the prevent duty

Department for Education, Publications

Departmental advice for schools and childcare providers on preventing children and young people from being drawn into terrorism.

This advice about the ‘prevent duty’ in the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 is for:

• school leaders, school staff and governing bodies in all local-authority-maintained schools, academies and free schools
• proprietors, governors and staff in all independent schools
• proprietors, managers and staff in childcare settings

It will be of particular interest to safeguarding leads.

Departmental advice helps you understand how to comply with the law or explains what DfE policies mean in practice. You do not have to follow the advice.


PSHE and SRE in schools: government response

Department for Education, Publications

Response to the Education Select Committee’s report on personal, social, health and economic education, and sex and relationships education.

This command paper lists the select committee’s conclusions and recommendations, and gives the government’s response to each.


Schools in England

Department for Education, Publications

Information on all state-funded and independent schools in England, including:

• local-authority-maintained schools
• academies
• free schools
• studio schools
• university technical colleges
• independent schools

Details include:

• address
• school type
• phone number


Monthly management information: Ofsted's school inspections outcomes

Monthly management information: Ofsted's further education and skills inspections outcomes

Ofsted, Statistics

Management information published monthly in the interests of transparency.

These figures are not official statistics.


Guidance

16 to 19 funding: planned hours in study programmes

Department for Education, Guidance

This note provides the latest information on planned hours to assist funded institutions planning study programmes across the individual academic years.


Apprenticeship standards

Department for Education, Guidance

New apprenticeship standards developed by employers.

The standards show what an apprentice will be doing and the skills required of them, by job role. Standards are developed by employer groups known as ‘trailblazers’.


16 to 19 funding study programmes: work experience

Department for Education, Guidance

Information on funding work experience in 16 to 19 study programmes.


Special educational needs survey 2017: guide

Department for Education, Guidance

This guide contains information to help local authorities submit data for the SEN2 2017 survey. It includes:

• the main changes from SEN2 2016
• notes on individual data items in the survey
• a guide to recording education, health and care (EHC) plans within 20 weeks


SEND: managing changes to legislation from September 2014

Department for Education, Guidance

Departmental advice on changes to legislation relating to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

This advice is for:

• local authorities
• organisations involved in assessments of SEND
• providers of services for children and young people with SEND
• early years settings
• schools
• further education and training providers

It explains the process for moving children and young people with SEND across from the old SEND system to the new one introduced by the Children and Families Act 2014.

Departmental advice helps you understand how to comply with the law or explains what DfE policies mean in practice. You do not have to follow the advice.