May

Statistics

Pupil absence in schools in England: autumn term 2014

Department for Education, Statistics

This release provides information on the levels of overall, authorised and unauthorised absence in:
• state-funded primary schools
• state-funded secondary schools

It includes information on:
• reasons for absence
• persistent absence

Absence information for pupil referral units has also been provided. It is based on pupil level absence data collected via the school census.

The data show a slight increase in the overall absence rate from autumn 2013 (4.3%) to autumn 2014 (4.4%).


NEET statistics: quarterly brief, January to March 2015

Department for Education, Statistics

The quarterly brief shows statistics for young people not in education, employment or training (NEET) between January and March 2015.

The data comes from:
• DfE’s 16 to 18 participation statistical first release (SFR)
• the Labour Force Survey (LFS)
• regional NEET figures

When compared to the same period of the previous year, the 16-18 NEET rate has increased slightly to 7.1% (a rise of 0.3 percentage points). However, the 19-24 NEET has fallen by 1.2 percentage points, to 14.7%.


Statements of SEN and EHC plans: England 2015

Department for Education, Statistics

This statistical first release provides statistics and analysis on data from the SEN2 survey. A second statistical publication, containing special educational needs (SEN) data reported in the school census, is due to be published in July 2015.

It shows almost 236,000 statements of SEN were in place as of 15 January 2015, with over 25,000 of these newly issued since 1 January 2014.


National curriculum assessments at key stage 2, 2014 (revised)

Department for Education, Statistics

This statistical first release (SFR) provides revised results for pupils in schools at national, regional and local authority level. Information on attainment is also broken down by:
• gender
• ethnicity
• first language
• free school meal eligibility
• disadvantage
• special educational needs (SEN)
• Income Deprivation Affecting Children Index

It includes results from the key stage 2 tests in:
• reading
• mathematics
• grammar, punctuation and spelling

and on key stage 2 teacher assessments in:
• English
• mathematics
• science
• reading
• writing

This release also includes figures on expected progress between key stage 1 and key stage 2.
The revised figures are based on data checked by schools prior to publication in the primary school performance tables.


Further education and skills: statistical first release

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, Statistics

This statistical first release provides information on adult (aged 19 and over) government-funded further education (excluding schools and higher education) and all age (16 and over) apprenticeships in England, between 2009 to 2010 and 2013 to 2014. It includes provisional data for the first two quarters of the 2014 to 2015 academic year.

The data demonstrate an increase in apprenticeship participation since 2009/10, with figures currently standing at 851,500 apprenticeships. However, there was a slight decrease between 2012/13 and 2013/14.


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.


Monthly management information: Ofsted's school inspections outcomes

Ofsted, Statistics

Management information published monthly in the interests of transparency.


Guidance

SEND code of practice: 0 to 25 years

National curriculum in England: science programmes of study

National curriculum in England: primary curriculum


2010 to 2015 Policy Papers

A number of guidance and policy papers were re-released and/or updated during May:

2010 to 2015 government policy: children's health

2010 to 2015 government policy: poverty and social justice

2010 to 2015 government policy: family justice system

2010 to 2015 government policy: further education and training

2010 to 2015 government policy: school and college qualifications and curriculum

2010 to 2015 government policy: special educational needs and disability (SEND)

2010 to 2015 government policy: teaching and school leadership

2010 to 2015 government policy: childcare and early education

2010 to 2015 government policy: arts and culture

2010 to 2015 government policy: sports participation

2010 to 2015 government policy: school behaviour and attendance

2010 to 2015 government policy: looked-after children and adoption

2010 to 2015 government policy: school building and maintenance

2010 to 2015 government policy: children's social workers

2010 to 2015 government policy: young people

2010 to 2015 government policy: children outside mainstream education

2010 to 2015 government policy: education of disadvantaged children

2010 to 2015 government policy: academies and free schools

2010 to 2015 government policy: inspections of schools, colleges and children's services