April

Education Reform

All the latest information on qualification reform can be found via our website, in the ‘Education Reform’ section.


Statistics

Level 2 and 3 attainment by young people aged 19 in 2015:

Department for Education

A statistical first release showing academic attainment and progress of 19 year old students from 2004 to 2015. This is provided at local-authority and national level only


FE data library: apprenticeships

Skills Funding Agency and Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

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.


Maintained schools and academies: inspections and outcomes Sep 2014 to Aug 2015

Ofsted

Statistics on Ofsted’s key findings with regard to inspection results for maintained schools and academies for the 2014/15 academic year


Ofsted

Local area SEND inspection: framework

Ofsted

Information on how Ofsted evaluates the SEND provision in a local authority, covering topics such as inspection purpose, reporting, and expectations of local authorities.

In addition, Ofsted have also published guidance to their inspectors on the same subject


Ofsted’s equality objectives 2016 to 2020

Ofsted

This release details Ofted’s considerations with regard to assessing the standard of equality within an education provider


Guidance

2018 performance tables: technical and vocational qualifications:

Department for Education

Lists all approved KS4 and KS5 Applied General and Technical qualifications to be taught from September 2016. The documents provide information on the QAN codes, qualification title, provider, size/GLH and subject area.


2018 performance tables: discount codes

Department for Education

This document provides a list of all discounted qualifications and their corresponding discount codes, applicable from September 2016.


School census autumn 2015 to summer 2016: school summary report

Department for Education

An update to the technical specification requirements for schools and local authorities submitting their student data for the Summer 2016 census.


School performance tables: methodology and technical documents

Department for Education

This extremely useful release provides a zipped bundle of all up-to-date technical specification documents released by the DfE, covering Key Stages 1 to 5. A must have!


Data protection: privacy notice model documents

Department for Education

This is a list of examples of data protection and privacy scripts for schools and local authorities to use and adapt to suit their needs when addressing and making public statements (e.g. brochures, notice boards, websites etc.) pertaining to the Data Protection Act.


School organisation: local-authority-maintained schools

Department for Education

These documents provide information on the technical and administrative procedures, considerations and requirements of carrying changes to the make-up of local-authority-maintained schools (expansion, changes of category, adding a sixth form etc.).


Local authority interactive tool (LAIT)

Department for Education

The LAIT allows local authorities to access data on areas such as children looked after, pupil attainment, and special educational needs for children and students under their jurisdiction.


Timelines for schools, colleges and academies

Department for Education

The following are links to mandatory and useful information for the 2015/16 academic year set out by the DfE, and the dates by which they must be met. They are group here according to school type and provider.

Sixth form colleges:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/mandato...
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/useful-...

Academies:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/mandato...
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/useful-...

Local-authority maintained schools:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/mandato...
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/useful-...


GCE AS and A Level Subject Content

Department for Education

The following are links to updated content for AS and A subjects, for teaching from September 2017

Maths

Further Maths


Consultation outcome

Intervening in failing, underperforming and coasting schools

Department for Education

This is the DfE’s response to the consultation, launched in October 2015, on how best to identify, tackle and improve failing local-authority-maintained schools


Research and analysis

Social work qualification routes: comparing the costs

Department for Education

This research paper looks at the costs and benefits to the UK economy of providing qualifications leading into the adult and child social work sector


Education, health and care process: mapping user experiences

Department for Education

An interesting paper on the provision of SEND services within local authorities, based on the experiences of young people with and parents of children with SEND.