- These documents give further detail on the proposals under the Higher Education and Research Bill to ensure that high-quality providers are not unnecessarily restricted from entering the market.
- This guide helps you prepare and submit your 2017 school-level annual school census (SLASC) return.It includes descriptions of all the data items you’ll need to submit to complete the return.Read more about submitting data for SLASC.
- It is a pleasure to be here today at PwC and supported by the Sutton Trust.These both are organisations that, in different ways, are part of how we are opening up opportunity to young people in our country.I was a child growing up in Rotherham in the 1980s - I wanted a level playing field of opportunity. I think opportunity is the glue that can hold our country together. The most precious resource that I was after as a young person.I’ve said that social mobility characterised my own life,
- Once you’ve entered your school census data into COLLECT, it will automatically notify you if there are any errors or queries with the data.This document lists acceptable notes to explain queries in COLLECT.A full set of school census COLLECT user guides is available.COLLECT is our centralised data collection and management system.
- Guidance on using school performance tables to see how a school is performing at key stage 4 compared to a school with a similar intake of pupils.A ‘similar intake of pupils’ is calculated by estimating the attainment for each pupil achieving the expected standard or higher in reading, writing and mathematics.
- Use the pupil ready reckoner to calculate VA scores for English Baccalaureate (EBacc) subjects (science, humanities and languages) for an individual pupil.Use the school ready reckoner to see how we’ve calculated your school’s VA scores for EBacc subjects from individual pupils’ VA scores.See school and college performance tables and more information about the EBacc performance measure.
- Detail on 16 to 18 destination measures data in the school and college performance tables for pupils who finished 16-to-18 study in the 2013 to 2014 academic year, including:the history of destination measuressources of the datahow we calculate the measuresthe categories of destinations
The destination measures show the success of schools in helping all their pupils take the best qualifications for them.
- This information is for:schoolscolleges
Level 3 value added is a progress measure published for school sixth forms and colleges in 16 to 18 performance tables.You can also read the 16 to 18 accountability technical guide.
- This information is for:awarding organisationsschoolscolleges
The English and maths progress measures show achievements by students who did not achieve a good GCSE in these subjects at the end of key stage 4.You can also read 16 to 19 accountability headline measures.
- The secondary school performance tables show:attainment results for pupils at the end of key stage 4the progress made by pupils between the end of primary school to the end of secondary schooldata on the performance of disadvantaged pupilsdifferences in the performance of:pupils who had low attainment at the end of primary schoolpupils who had high attainment at the end of primary schoolpupils who had were at the expected level at the end of primary school
There is also data about school:income
- Today (Wednesday 18 January), speaking at the offices of PwC at an event jointly hosted with the Sutton Trust, Education Secretary Justine Greening set out the role of education in removing obstacles to social mobility, and the importance, as Britain prepares for its future outside the European Union, of ensuring that all young people can fulfil their potential.Justine Greening said:As the Prime Minister has set out, we are facing a moment of great change as a nation. With our departure from the
- This document tells you:how to report infant class size data to us through the school census what to do when a query relating to class size appears in COLLECTCOLLECT is our centralised data collection and management system.More infant class size guidance is available in:the ‘class information module’ section of the school census guide the ‘infant class size’ section of the school admissions code
- Risks in pregnancy
In order to protect their own health and that of their unborn child, women who are, or who may be, pregnant should be advised to avoid close contact with livestock animals.This is because infectious organisms may be present in birth fluids of animals, particularly sheep, cattle and goats. Such organisms may result in infections such as chlamydiosis, listeriosis, Q fever and toxoplasmosis.Different animal species are involved which give birth at different times of the year, mea
- As set out in the Skills Plan, ‘panels of professionals’ will develop occupational standards for new technical qualifications, as part of reforms to the 16+ skills system.The reformed system will consist of 15 routes across all technical education, encompassing both college-based and employment-based learning. Each route brings together occupations with related skills, knowledge and behaviour requirements into groupings, such as ‘engineering and manufacturing’, ‘hea
- A letter from Regional Schools Commissioner Martin Post to The Education Fellowship Trust aboutthe ‘inadequate’ Ofsted report at Wrenn School.
- A letter from Regional Schools Commissioner Dominic Herrington to Future Schools Trust about the standards of pupil performance at New Line Learning Academy.
- Earlier statistical first releases (SFRs) are available on the HESA website.
- OverviewSpain’s Visiting Teachers programme enables teachers from Spain to teach in other countries for a period of one year or longer. It has been running successfully since 1986 between Spain and the United States and Canada.We know that recruiting modern foreign language teachers can be challenging, so the programme has been extended to England. It provides opportunities for schools in England to recruit high-quality modern foreign language teachers from Spain for one year initially. In
- A multi-million pound package to support children with special educational needs and disability (SEND) has been announced.Minister for Vulnerable Children and Families, Edward Timpson, met with members of the National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF) at the Department for Education on Thursday 9 January, where he confirmed funding from April 2017 of nearly £60 million.This funding will help embed the reforms made to the system of support for SEND and continue the support for the grou
- This guidance sets out the standards which the area review teams will follow when carrying out their reviews of further education and sixth form colleges.
- The area review report for the Black Country consists of:the main report showing:the process the steering group followedthe information they consideredtheir agreed recommendationsa college annex providing information about the individual colleges involveda data annex showing:the data used to inform the reviewinformation on where the public can access this data
We have published a blank version of the data packs provided to wave 1 and 2 steering groups under data sharing protocols for non-publish
- The area review report for Coventry and Warwickshire consists of:the main report showing:the process the steering group followedthe information they consideredtheir agreed recommendationsa college annex providing information about the individual colleges involveda data annex showing:the data used to inform the reviewinformation on where the public can access this data
We have published a blank version of the data packs provided to wave 1 and 2 steering groups under data sharing protocols for non
- The area review report for Cumbria consists of:the main report showing:the process the steering group followedthe information they consideredtheir agreed recommendationsa college annex providing information about the individual colleges involveda data annex showing:the data used to inform the reviewinformation on where the public can access this data
We have published a blank version of the data packs provided to wave 1 and 2 steering groups under data sharing protocols for non-published data. T
- The area review report for Liverpool city region consists of:the main report showing:the process the steering group followedthe information they consideredtheir agreed recommendationsa college annex providing information about the individual colleges involveda data annex showing:the data used to inform the reviewinformation on where the public can access this data
We have published a blank version of the data packs provided to wave 1 and 2 steering groups under data sharing protocols for non-pub
- The area review report for north and mid-Hampshire consists of:the main report showing:the process the steering group followedthe information they consideredtheir agreed recommendationsa college annex providing information about the individual colleges involveda data annex showing:the data used to inform the reviewinformation on where the public can access this data
We have published a blank version of the data packs provided to wave 1 and 2 steering groups under data sharing protocols for non-p
- The Education Secretary Justine Greening has today (10 January 2017) announced a £50 million grant scheme to provide thousands of new childcare places.The government has confirmed a list of successful projects benefitting from grants worth £50 million, which will help to deliver the government’s landmark 30 hours free childcare offer.Today’s confirmed projects will create almost 9,000 free places for eligible 3- and 4-year-olds, saving parents around £5,000 per year
- With permission Mr. Speaker, I would like to make a statement on mental health and NHS performance.This government is committed to a shared society in which public services work to the highest standards for everyone. This includes plans announced this morning by the Prime Minister on mental health.I am proud that, under this government, 1,400 more people are accessing mental health services every day compared to 2010 and we are investing more in mental health than ever before, with plans for 1 m
- The Higher Education and Research Bill enters committee stage in the House of Lords today (9 January 2017).It begins a process of debate crucial to the passage of any new legislation.At the Bill’s heart is institutional autonomy and academic freedom. One of the main changes it will bring is to encourage competition and choice - making it simpler and quicker for innovative and specialist providers to set up, award degrees and compete alongside existing institutions.It will help ensure stude
- SEND reform funding for each local authority during the financial year for:2017 to 20182016 to 2017
- Thank you for inviting me to be here this morning to deliver the prestigious Charity Commission annual lecture.I am delighted to have this opportunity to express my appreciation for all those who work in our charity sector and for those who freely give their time, money and expertise in the service of others. We are a country built on the bonds of family, community and citizenship and there is no greater example of the strength of those bonds than our great movement of charities and social enter
- The third progress report of the cross-government suicide prevention strategy details the activity that has taken place across England to reduce deaths by suicide in the year ending March 2016.This report is being used to update the 2012 strategy in 5 main areas:expanding the strategy to include self-harm prevention in its own rightevery local area to produce a multi-agency suicide prevention planimproving suicide bereavement support in order to develop support servicesbetter targeting of suicid
- This report sets out the government’s response to the work of the Mental Health Taskforce. The taskforce report to NHS England, the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health, is an independent and far-reaching overview of what modern mental health services should be.The government will accept the taskforce report’s recommendations in full. This report provides full responses to each of the 58 recommendations made to government.All of the recommendations, whether for NHS England or for
- It is a tragic fact that 1 in 10 children in this country has a diagnosable mental health condition.The long-term effects can be crippling: children with behavioural disorders are 4 times more likely to be dependent on drugs, 6 times more likely to die before the age of 30, and 20 times more likely to end up in prison.While this government legislated for ‘parity of esteem’ in healthcare – so that whatever your illness, physical or mental, you are treated the same – very o
- PM: “I want us to employ the power of government as a force for good to transform the way we deal with mental health problems right across society”comprehensive package of reforms to improve mental health support at every stage of a person’s life – with an emphasis on early intervention for children and young peopleleading mental health figures to undertake independent expert report on companies’ work to support mental health
Delivering the annual Charity Commission
- Children across England are being given specialised sports prostheses from the NHS to help them run, swim and play sport, and even become the next Paralympians.This follows the creation of a £1.5 million fund by the Department of Health, announced by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt during last summer’s Paralympic Games in Rio.The money has been split between funding for NHS limb centres to fund requests for prostheses and investment in a Child Prostheses Research Collaboration, bringing
- The Department of Health is making available £750,000 to fund prostheses in England for children who have suffered limb loss or were born with a limb deficiency, to enable them to take part in physical activity and sports. The funding is available until the end of March 2018.NHS limb centres in England may request funds for individual prostheses they have prescribed up to the value of £5,000 per limb (not per child), including all the associated costs of fitting the new limb, such as
- Schools considering buying new tablets, laptops or desktop devices this year could save thousands of pounds by taking advantage of a new deal developed by the DfE and Crown Commercial Services (CCS).To qualify, schools need to submit their requirements for new devices and send it to CCS at firstname.lastname@example.org by 10 February 2017. A webinar explains the process in more detail.CCS will then work with suppliers to get the best price and notify schools after the contract is
- These files are for suppliers developing software that will help local authorities, schools and academies to electronically submit 2017 assessment data using their MIS.The files specify the framework against which teachers assess pupils’ attainment in the national curriculum. For each key stage or year group, they specify the:subjectssubject components or attainment targets (for example, reading and writing are components of English)nature of assessmentpossible outcomes
The framework also
- For the first time, British Sign Language (BSL) will be accepted as an alternative qualification to functional skills in English for apprentices where BSL is their first language.Functional skills are qualifications that help people gain the essential, practical skills in maths and English they need and enable them to be confident in life and work.This change will mean that apprentices will be able to take BSL as an alternative to functional skills in English - removing the unnecessary barrier t
- Guidance from government to help ensure all apprenticeships are of the highest quality and deliver the skills that employers need have been set out by government today (4 January 2017), with further details of how the new Institute for Apprenticeships will operate.From April 2017, the Institute for Apprenticeships will help ensure employers get the quality skills that they need from the apprenticeships system by acting as the ultimate decision maker on approving apprenticeship standards and asse
- We would like to hear your thoughts on the draft guidance which sets out government’s views on how the institute should carry out its functions.
- The New Year 2017 Honours list published on Friday 30 December 2016 recognises over 120 people for their contribution to education or children’s services, and those who have made a difference to equality and diversity.The list of award recipients covers all phases of education in schools, colleges and universities. It also covers people who have contributed in an outstanding way to children’s services, such as foster carers, children’s social workers, and those working in adopt
- People from across the health and care community have been acknowledged for their service in the latest New Year Honours awards.Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British EmpireSir Cyril Chantler, Emeritus Professor Guy’s, King’s, and St Thomas’s Medical SchoolFor services to leadership in healthcareDame Commander of the Order of the British EmpireProfessor Caroline Leigh Watkins, Professor of Stroke and Older People’s Care, College of Health and Wellbeing, University
- In total 1,197 people have received an award:1,047 candidates have been selected at BEM, MBE and OBE level; 322 at BEM, 503 at MBE and 222 at OBE 74% of the recipients are people who have undertaken outstanding work in their communities either in a voluntary or paid capacitythere are 603 successful women candidates in the list, representing just over 50% of the total9.3% of the successful candidates come from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) background, the greatest ever number of BAME
- Each recipient exemplifies the very best of our nation, from one of our oldest recipients, 94-year-old Janet Gillespie receiving a British Empire Medal (BEM) for her charitable service, having spent over 60 years volunteering for Poppy Scotland, beginning with selling poppies in 1952 and only retiring last year; to one of the
youngest, a BEM for 17 year old Jeremiah Emmanuel, a role model Army Cadet who founded social justice charity One Big Community (1BC) to help youth organisations to engage
- The barcode technology used in major industries such as aerospace and retail is being introduced to the NHS in England to improve patient safety. Barcodes are being placed on breast implants, replacement hips, medication and surgical tools.The £12 million Department of Health ‘Scan4Safety’ project is already helping staff to quickly and easily track each patient through their hospital journey. From the unique barcodes on wristbands patients receive when they enter hospital, to
- Nine projects with ambitious plans to tackle specific forms of abuse affecting children have been awarded a share of government grant funding in 2016 to 2018, worth more than £2 million.While for many families the Christmas holidays are an exciting time, for some they bring an added threat of fear and abuse, as families spend more time together in close proximity. This time of year regularly sees a seasonal spike in domestic violence incidents reported to the police.The grant funding from
- The NHS will serve nearly 400,000 lunches this Christmas day, with patients tucking into what could be the world’s biggest festive meal.Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt praised all those who will be working this Christmas day:I want to thank everyone across our health and care system, from the cooks making hundreds of thousands of Christmas dinners to the cleaners, nurses, doctors, care workers, paramedics and countless other staff making sure patients get outstanding care this Christmas. No-o
- The PPRS payment percentage for 2017 will be 4.75%, this document sets out how the level was calculated.The PPRS is a voluntary agreement to control the prices of branded drugs sold to the NHS. It is negotiated between the Department of Health, acting on behalf of the UK government and Northern Ireland, and the branded pharmaceutical industry, represented by the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI).
- This guide helps you prepare and submit your school’s 2017 census return.Census day for registered general hospital schools is Thursday 19 January 2017.The census records:teaching and pupil numberspupils with special educational needs
Read more guidance about submitting data for the general hospital schools census.
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