June

Education Reform

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


Statistics


FE Choices: performance indicators
Skills Funding Agency

Clear and comparable information to help learners and employers make informed choices about Post-16 further education and training.


SFA: national achievement rates tables 2014 to 2015: open data CSV files
Skills Funding Agency

National achievement rates tables in CSV format.


Teacher workforce statistics in grant-aided schools in Northern Ireland (Teacher sickness absence, vacancies and substitution): 2015 to 2016
Department for Education (Northern Ireland)

The purpose of this statistical bulletin is to provide analysis of the latest annual data collections relating to teacher vacancies, teacher sickness absence (excluding voluntary grammar) and teacher substitution (excluding voluntary grammar) in grant-aided schools in 2015/16.


Student support applications for higher education: May 2016
Welsh Government

These monthly statistics present information on applications for student support and Tuition Fee Loans, and Tuition Fee Grants, which include data for Welsh domiciled students (wherever they study) and EU domiciled students studying in Wales.


Further education for benefit claimants: 2014 to 2015
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Analyses training for learners on benefits in England using government data for the 2014 to 2015 academic year.


Education Maintenance Allowances (EMA) awarded in Wales: May 2016
Welsh Government

Data includes information by learning centre type, gender and value of EMA awarded.


Statements of SEN and EHC plans: England, 2016
Department for Education

Statistics and analysis on statements of special educational needs (SEN) and education, health and care (EHC) plans in England.


Secondary and primary school applications and offers: 2016
Department for Education

Local authority-level data from the primary and secondary school application and offer process for places starting in September 2016.


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.


Further education and skills: statistics archive
Skills Funding Agency and Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Archive of statistical first release tables published since January 2014


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

Information on the number of apprenticeship starts and achievements.


Level 1 and 2 English and maths: 16 to 18 students, 2014 to 2015
Department for Education

Experimental statistics on level 1 and 2 English and maths by students aged 16 to 18 who failed to achieve A* to C by end of Key Stage 4.


Schools, pupils and their characteristics: January 2016
Department for Education

Information collected in the January 2016 school census, including the number of schools and pupils.


Perception of A levels and GCSEs: wave 14
Ofqual

Results of the annual survey of heads of schools, teachers, general public, parents, students, employers and higher education institutions.


Higher education statistical factsheets (including age participation index) 2014-15
Department for the Economy (Northern Ireland) and Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency

The factsheets provide a detailed analysis of various topics of interest in Higher Education (HE) including NI domiciled HE enrolments at NI further education colleges and RoI institutions, Initial Teacher Training (ITT) figures, enrolments on STEM courses, the HE Age Participation Index (API) and various historic time series


School workforce in England: November 2015
Department for Education

Statistics on the size and characteristics of the school workforce in state-funded schools.


SFR for the destinations of leavers from UK higher education institutions: NI analysis 2014-15
Department for the Economy (Northern Ireland) and Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency

A Statistical First Release (SFR) for the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education institutions (DLHE): a Northern Ireland analysis for the 2014-15 academic year


Budgeted expenditure on Special Educational Needs provision: financial year ending March 2017
Welsh Government

An annual report which includes information by school sector and local authority.


Education provision: children under 5 years of age, January 2016
Department for Education

Early years provision for children under 5 years in the local-authority-maintained, private, voluntary and independent sectors in England.


Participation in education, training and employment: 2015
Department for Education

Updates to national participation figures from SFR19/2015 released in June 2015 and provisional estimates for the end of 2015.


Ofsted


Maintained schools and academies inspections and outcomes as at 31 December 2015

This data on maintained schools and academies covers September to December 2015 (provisional) and September 2014 to August 2015 (revised).


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

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


Monthly management information: Ofsted's school inspections outcomes

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


Maintained schools and academies inspections and outcomes as at 31 March 2016

This data on maintained schools and academies covers January to March 2016 (provisional) and September to December 2015 (revised).


Further education and skills inspection and outcomes as at 29 February 2016

Data for inspection and outcomes as at 29 February 2016 including revised data for inspections conducted between September 2015 and February 2016.


Guidance


Phonics screening check data collection 2016: guide
Department for Education

How Local Authorities should complete and submit data for the 2016 phonics screening check data collection.


SFA: qualification achievement rate 2014 to 2015 (formerly QSR)
Skills Funding Agency

Explains how qualification achievement rates (formerly qualification success rates) are calculated.


Qualifications: eligibility for public funding
Skills Funding Agency and Education Funding Agency

The policy and processes the Skills Funding Agency uses to make qualifications eligible for public funding.


Apprenticeship standards in development
Skills Funding Agency

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


Education services grant (ESG): 2016 to 2017
Department for Education and Education Funding Agency

How much education services grant (ESG) funding Local Authorities are getting for the 2016 to 2017 financial year.


SFA and EFA: financial planning handbook and financial plan
Skills Funding Agency and Education Funding Agency

Guidance on financial information that colleges are required to send every year to the Skills Funding Agency and Education Funding Agency.


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.


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.


LRS: the PLR for learners and parents
Skills Funding Agency

The personal learning record is an online compilation of a person's learning and achievement records collected by UK education bodies.


SFA and EFA: financial planning handbook and financial plan
Skills Funding Agency and Education Funding Agency

Guidance on financial information that colleges are required to send every year to the Skills Funding Agency and Education Funding Agency.


Apprenticeship standards in development
Skills Funding Agency

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


2018 performance tables: technical and vocational qualifications
Department for Education

Technical and vocational qualifications for teaching from September 2016 and reporting in 2018 performance tables.


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

Information on ILR data collections for colleges, training organisations, Local Authorities and employers.


Qualifications: eligibility for public funding
Skills Funding Agency and Education Funding Agency

The policy and processes the Skills Funding Agency uses to make qualifications eligible for public funding.


Key Stage 1 assessments data collection 2016: guide
Department for Education

How Local Authorities should complete and submit data for the 2016 Key Stage 1 (KS1) assessment results data collection.


KS1 assessments data collection 2016: technical specification
Department for Education

Technical specification defining the scope of the 2016 Key Stage 1 (KS1) assessments data collection from Local Authorities.


Key Stage 1 assessments data collection 2016: COLLECT guide
Department for Education

COLLECT user guide for Local Authorities submitting the 2016 Key Stage 1 return.


Schools causing concern
Department for Education

Statutory guidance on Local Authorities' and regional schools commissioners' responsibilities relating to schools and PRUs causing concern.


Alternative provision
Department for Education

Statutory guidance for Local Authorities, as well as headteachers and governing bodies of settings providing alternative provision.


16 to 19 funding: maths and English condition of funding
Education Funding Agency

Information on maths and English condition of funding for academic years 2016 to 2017, 2015 to 2016 and 2014 to 2015.


LRS: privacy notices
Skills Funding Agency

Privacy notices tell learners how their qualification data is used if they allow others to see their personal learning record.


English Baccalaureate: eligible qualifications
Department for Education

A list of qualifications that count towards the English Baccalaureate (EBacc).


School and college performance tables documents: Key Stage 4
Department for Education

Methodology and technical documents about the 2015 data in the Key Stage 4 school and college performance tables.


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


Ventilation, thermal comfort and indoor air quality in schools
Department for Education and Education Funding Agency

Requesting feedback on proposed revisions to the 2006 guidelines on ventilation, thermal comfort and indoor air quality in schools.

The revision includes guidelines on indoor air quality and reduction of pollutants.