September

Education Reform

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


Statistics and Data


National curriculum assessments: key stage 2, 2016 (provisional)
Department for Education

Provisional 2016 key stage 2 results for pupils in schools in England at national, regional and local authority level.


Participation rates in higher education: 2006 to 2015
Department for Education

Participation rates in higher education between the academic years 2006 to 2007 and 2014 to 2015.


Research and Analysis


Special educational needs: analysis and summary of data sources
Department for Education

Analysis and links to data sources on children and young people with special educational needs (SEN) in England.


Teaching Excellence Framework: highly skilled employment outcomes
Department for Education

This study evaluates factors that may influence the probability of a graduate gaining highly skilled employment.


Teaching Excellence Framework: review of data sources
Department for Education

An Office for National Statistics (ONS) review of data sources used to measure and assess teaching quality and student outcomes.


Guidance


Children missing education
Department for Education

Statutory guidance for local authorities and advice for other groups on helping children who are missing education get back into it.


Delivering traineeships through EFA funding
Education Funding Agency

Information on traineeships for the academic year 2016 to 2017


Interactive post-16 school census tool
Education Funding Agency

An interactive tool to help schools and academies submit an accurate autumn census return.


Keeping children safe in education
Department for Education

Statutory guidance for schools and colleges on safeguarding children and safer recruitment.


Mathematics subject knowledge enhancement guide: 2016 to 2017
Department for Education

Guidance and form for initial teacher training providers applying for subject knowledge enhancement programmes for the 2016 academic year.


Performance points: comparing KS4 or 16-to-18 qualifications
Department for Education

An introduction to calculating the points for a key stage 4 or 5 (16-to-18) qualification.


Primary school accountability
Department for Education

Technical guidance on primary accountability and school-level progress measures.


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

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


School census 2016: COLLECT guides
Department for Education

Updated COLLECT guides for local authorities, maintained schools and academies for the autumn 2016 collection.


School performance tables: how we report the data
Department for Education

How data is received, reported on and calculated in the school performance tables.


School performance: 2016 point scores for 16-to-18 qualifications
Department for Education

This spreadsheet lists the point values for every 16-to-18 qualification in the school and college performance tables.


School performance: 2016 point scores for KS4 qualifications
Department for Education

This spreadsheet lists the point values for every key stage 4 qualification in the school performance tables.


Teaching Excellence Framework: year 2 specification
Department for Education

Information about how the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) will function in year 2 of its operation.


Timeline for academies: mandatory
Department for Education

What academies must know to plan for the academic year ahead.


Timeline for academies: useful
Department for Education

Useful information to help academies plan for the academic year ahead.


Timeline for free schools, UTCs and studio schools: mandatory
Department for Education

What free schools, university technical colleges (UTCs) and studio schools must know to plan for the academic year ahead.


Timeline for free schools, UTCs and studio schools: useful
Department for Education

Useful information to help free schools, university technical colleges (UTCs) and studio schools plan for the academic year ahead.


Timeline for independent schools: mandatory
Department for Education

What independent schools must know to plan for the academic year ahead.


Timeline for independent schools: useful
Department for Education

Useful information to help independent schools plan for the academic year ahead.


Timeline for local-authority-maintained schools: mandatory
Department for Education

What local-authority-maintained schools must know to plan for the academic year ahead.


Timeline for local-authority-maintained schools: useful
Department for Education

Useful information to help local-authority-maintained schools plan for the academic year ahead.


Timeline for non-maintained special schools: mandatory
Department for Education

What non-maintained special schools (NMSS) must know to plan for the academic year ahead.


Timeline for non-maintained special schools: useful
Department for Education

Useful information to help non-maintained special schools (NMSS) plan for the academic year ahead.


Timeline for pupil referral units: mandatory
Department for Education

What pupil referral units (PRUs) must know to plan for the academic year ahead.


Timeline for pupil referral units: useful
Department for Education

Useful information to help pupil referral units (PRUs) plan for the academic year ahead.


Timeline for sixth-form and further education colleges: mandatory
Department for Education

What sixth-form and further education colleges must know to plan for the academic year ahead.


Timeline for sixth-form and further education colleges: useful
Department for Education

Useful information to help sixth-form and further education colleges plan for the academic year ahead.


Consultation


Consultation outcome: Further education maintenance loans (technical and professional)
Department for Education and Department for Business, Innovation & Skills

Proposals to introduce maintenance loans for higher-level learners in technical and professional education.


Consultation outcome: Teaching Excellence Framework: year 2 - technical consultation
Department for Business, Innovation & Skills and Department for Education

Summary of consultation responses and the government’s response outlining the amendments to the proposed Teaching Excellence Framework.


Open consultation: Schools that work for everyone
Department for Education

Proposals to create more good school places.