July

Education Reform

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


Statistics


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.


National curriculum assessments: Key Stage 2, 2016 (interim)
Department for Education and Standards and Testing Agency

Provisional headline information on the 2016 national curriculum assessments at Key Stage 2.


FE data library: apprenticeship vacancies
Skills Funding Agency and Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

This statistical data set provides information through a number of reports on the number of apprenticeship vacancies and traineeship opportunities for 2008/09 to 2014/15 year-to-date.


Schools in England
Department for Education

Information about all state-funded and independent schools in England.


Vocational qualifications dataset
Ofqual

These datasets cover vocational qualifications from 2006 to present and 2012 to present, covering England, Wales and Northern Ireland.


Vocational and other qualifications quarterly: January to March 2016
Ofqual

This bulletin covers all vocational and other types of qualifications (excluding GCSEs, GCEs and the Diploma and its components) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.


Further education and skills: statistical first release
Skills Funding Agency and Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Further education and skills data reported to date for 2015 to 2016 - updated to include Qualification Achievement Rates for 2014 to 2015.


FE data library: vocational qualifications
Skills Funding Agency and Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Information on qualifications designed to fit a person for employment.


Multi-academy trust performance measures: 2014 to 2015
Department for Education

Developing statistics on the performance of state-funded schools in multi-academy trusts in England.


FE data library: apprenticeships
Skills Funding Agency and Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Information on the number of apprenticeship starts and achievements.


Special educational needs in England: January 2016
Department for Education

Information from the school census on pupils with special educational needs (SEN), and SEN provision in schools.


Ofsted


Monthly management information: Ofsted's school inspections outcomes

Management information published monthly and a one-off publication of inspection outcomes from 2005 to 2015.


Monthly management information: Ofsted's further education and skills inspections outcomes from December 2015

Management information showing in-year and most recent inspection outcomes.


Guidance


KS1 assessments data collection 2016: technical specification
Department for Education

Technical specification for the 2016 Key Stage 1(KS1) teacher assessments data collection.


Apprenticeship standards: changes to the process for approvals
Skills Funding Agency and Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Describes the changes to the process for approving employer groups to develop new apprenticeships standards.


SFA: course directory
Skills Funding Agency

The course directory contains information on courses offered by learning providers who are contracted with the Skills Funding Agency (SFA).


LRS latest release guidance
Skills Funding Agency

Information to assist learner registration bodies(colleges, schools, providers and Local Authorities) and awarding organisations.


16 to 19 study programmes: work experience
Department for Education

Guidance on post-16 work experience for education and training providers.


16 to 18 data and management information (MI) reports
Education Funding Agency

A user guide and technical annex to support the release of the June 2016 release of 16 to 18 FE data and management information.


GCSE religious studies
Department for Education

Subject content, aims and learning objectives for GCSE in religious studies for teaching from 2016.


LRS: monthly headline report
Skills Funding Agency

Learning records service monthly headline report for national learners aged 14+.


SFA funding agreements: 2014 to 2017
Skills Funding Agency

Relates to the agreement between the Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) acting through the Skills Funding Agency (the SFA) on behalf of the Crown and providers who receive funding.


Special educational needs survey 2017: guide
Department for Education

Guide for Local Authorities completing data submissions for the 2017 special educational needs survey, commonly known as SEN2.


Progress 8 school performance measure in 2016, 2017 and 2018
Department for Education

Information for schools about the Progress 8 measure being introduced in 2016, and terms and conditions for schools that opted in from 2015.


Future of apprenticeships in England: guidance for trailblazers
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and Department for Education

Explains how to develop new apprenticeships in England, from bidding to develop a standard to preparing for the standard to be used.


Independent special schools and colleges
Department for Education and Education Funding Agency

Independent schools for pupils with special educational needs, including those approved under section 41 of the Children and Families Act.


ILR specification, validation rules and appendices 2015 to 2016
Skills Funding Agency

Technical documents that define the ILR data that publicly funded providers must collect and return including ILR data returns calendar for 2015.


16 to 19 accountability headline measures
Department for Education

Guide for schools, colleges and Local Authorities on new measures in the 2016 performance tables.


ILR guides and templates for 2015 to 2016
Skills Funding Agency

Help for publicly funded further education (FE)providers to collect and return Individualised Learner Record (ILR) data.


Individualised Learner Record (ILR): sources of data
Skills Funding Agency

Information about data sources for the individualised learner record (ILR) including the learning aim reference service (LARS) database.


School census 2016 to 2017: technical information
Department for Education

Technical specification and validation rules for submitting 2016 to 2017 school census data.


School census 2016 to 2017: guide for schools and LAs
Department for Education

A guide to help schools and local authorities (LAs)complete and submit their autumn 2016 to summer 2017 school census data.


SFA: payments and data
Skills Funding Agency and Education Funding Agency

Information on ILR data collections for colleges, training organisations, local authorities and employers.


ILR data: check that it meets standards and quality requirements
Skills Funding Agency

Provider data self-assessment toolkit (PDSAT) and reports to help FE providers make accurate and complete ILR data returns.


Dedicated schools grant (DSG): 2016 to 2017
Department for Education and Education Funding Agency

How much funding Local Authorities are getting for their schools budget for the 2016 to 2017 financial year.


Apprenticeship standards in development
Skills Funding Agency

All occupations approved by the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) to develop an apprenticeship standard.


Pupil premium: allocations and conditions of grant 2016 to 2017
Department for Education and Education Funding Agency

Pupil premium funding allocations and conditions of grant for the financial year 2016 to 2017.


Open Consultation


Developing an insolvency regime for the further education and sixth-form sector
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and Department for Education

Seeking views on proposals for setting up an insolvency regime for further education institutions and sixth-form colleges.


Closed Consultation


Identifying children who are missing education
Department for Education

Summary of the responses received, along with the government’s response outlining the next steps.


Research and Analysis


Understanding the further education market
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Economic analysis of the further education system in England.


Teacher voice omnibus: November 2015 survey - DfE questions
Department for Education

Responses to questions from DfE on topics including assessment, curriculum reform, careers, building character and the Prevent strategy.


Post-16 institutions omnibus: wave 2 survey - December 2015
Department for Education

Responses to questions on topics including A levels, GCSE English and maths, technical qualifications, traineeships and apprenticeships.