A list of schools which received a congratulatory letter from the Minister of State for School Standards Nick Gibb based on their 2016 key stage 2 results.Schools had to meet one or more of the following criteria at key stage 2:schools which have a progress measure in the top 10% for all of reading, writing and mathematics100% of pupils reach the expected standard in reading, writing or maths100% of pupils reach the expected standard in reading, writing and maths (all 3)
Further information can
- We’d like your views on:a proposed revision to the statutory ‘Scheme for financing schools guidance’, to clarify the criteria around the use of loan schemesan associated revision to the ‘Treatment of surplus and deficit balances when maintained schools become academies’ guidance
- The guide sets out what the parental responsibility measures statistics are and how DfE collects the data.
- The NHS public health functions agreement sets out the arrangements under which the Secretary of State delegates responsibility to NHS England for certain public health services (known as Section 7A services).It aims to:improve public health outcomes and reduce health inequalitiescontribute to a more sustainable public health, health and care system
- The Department of Health worked closely with industry on the guidance for this labelling, to better reflect the latest advice on alcohol published by the UK Chief Medical Officers last year.Public Health Minister Nicola Blackwood said:The right to enjoy a drink responsibly is part of our national culture, and we want to ensure that adults have clear information in order to make informed choices. This change is industry-led, and I welcome this commitment to giving clear and factual information to
- The Department of Health worked closely with industry on this document to communicate the latest advice on the low risk drinking guidelines published by the UK Chief Medical Officers last year.
- An independent review providing practical guidance to teachers about how to tackle bad behaviour in the classroom has been published today (24 March 2017).Teacher and behaviour expert Tom Bennett spent several months meeting classroom teachers and leaders from a variety of schools to identify successful strategies used to tackle disruptive behaviour.His report ‘Creating a culture: how school leaders can optimise behaviour’ concludes that while there is no ‘silver bullet’,
- Research into behaviour management practices in schools as part of the evidence for the Tom Bennett ‘Independent review of behaviour in schools’.The report includes schools rated ‘outstanding by Ofsted in the period 2014 to 2015 after improving from their previous rating.
- This review of behaviour management in schools:looks at leadership, culture and methods to improve pupil behaviourhighlights strategies school leaders can use toprevent classroom disruptionmaintain good disciplinepromote pupils’ education
These strategies cover a range of topics, including:teacher trainingschool rules and routineseffective use of premisesinternal inclusion units
The government response is also available.
- Information on parental responsibility measures for attendance used by schools and local authorities to improve poor attendance in schools.It includes data on:penalty notices issued penalty notices paid and withdrawn prosecutions following non-payment of a penalty notice cases entering the fast-track case management system (a process setting out actions and time frame for improving a child’s attendance) parenting orders and parenting contracts
The information is based o
- The outcome measures cover:educational attainment at key stages 1, 2 and 4special educational needsexclusions from schoolabsence from school Children looked-after statistics teamEmailCLA.STATS@education.gov.ukBree Waine01325 340824
- This release provides information on the levels of overall, authorised and unauthorised absence in:state-funded primary schoolsstate-funded secondary schoolsspecial schools
It includes information on:reasons for absencepersistent absencepupil characteristicsabsence information for pupil referral units
The information is based on pupil level absence data collected via the school census.It updates and supplements information published in the October 2016 release ‘Pupil absence in schools in
- This release provides information on post-16 learner participation and achievements in further education (FE) and skills. It presents statistics reported to date for the first two quarters (August 2016 to January 2017) of the academic year 2016 to 2017 on:adult (aged 19+) government-funded FE (excluding schools and higher education) comprising:education and training, including offender learning (aged 18+)apprenticeshipsEnglish and mathscommunity learningadvanced learner loanstraineeships (aged 1
- The purpose of FE Choices is to provide consistent and comparable information for learners and employers to help them make informed choices about publicly funded education and training as well as providing consistent management information on key performance indicators.This page provides an overview, at national level, of the findings of the FE Choices learner satisfaction survey 2015 to 2016. The survey asked learners to rate their providers on training delivered in 2015 to 2016.
- The purpose of FE Choices is to provide consistent and comparable information for learners and employers to help them make informed choices about publicly funded education and training as well as providing consistent management information on key performance indicators.This page provides an overview, at national level, of the findings of the FE Choices employer satisfaction survey 2015 to 2016. The survey asked employers to rate their providers on training delivered in 2015 to 2016.
- All FE choices data is available on GOV.UK and DATA.GOV.UK with performance indicators held on the National Careers Service website.FE choices consists of:a set of basic information made available in a clear and consistent formatnationally collected and published performance indicator data that measures aspects of performance such as:success rateslearner and employer satisfactionlearner destinations
Information is provided about:further education colleges and other organisations that receive gov
- A short guide setting out the eligibility requirements for 30 hours childcare for parents of 3- and 4-year-olds in England.More information on 30 hours childcare is available from the childcareworks website.Use the childcare calculator to check what help you could get with childcare costs.
News story: UK families will soon see bills cut as date announced for the launch of Tax-Free ChildcareMillions of parents can pre-register from today for the government’s new childcare offers, with the launch of a new Childcare Choices government website.The introduction of the government’s Tax-Free Childcare scheme will begin on 28 April, for parents of the youngest children. It will be gradually rolled out over 2017 – cutting childcare costs for working families across the UK by up to £2,000 per child per year, or £4,000 for disabled children.On top of this, from
- This report sets out progress made to improve the quality of education, training and practice of social work with adults in the last year.The report highlights the main priorities and issues for the adult social work profession, including:repositioning social work practice and professional leadership at the heart of adult social careworking with ADASS and the Principal Social Workers Network to demonstrate the value of social work to an integrated health and care systemcontinuing to improve stan
- The report looks at:the type, coverage and take up of work experiencepost-placement activitiesthe effects of work experience and work-related activities on learners and employersgood practice in providing effective placements
- NHS England is responsible for arranging the provision of health services in England. The government’s mandate to NHS England sets direction for the NHS, and helps to ensure that the NHS is accountable to Parliament and the public.This mandate reaffirms the government’s commitment to an NHS that provides the best care and support to today’s patients, and also safeguards the service for future generations.Building on the previous multi-year mandate, which came into effect on 1 A
- Plans published today will prohibit discrimination against whistleblowers when they apply for jobs with NHS employers. The plans also strengthen the legal recourse whistleblowers can access if they believe they have been discriminated against because they appear to have blown the whistle - with appropriate remedies if their complaint is upheld.These changes were a recommendation from Sir Robert Francis’ Freedom to Speak Up review, which found a number of people struggled to find employment
- The whistleblowing review, Freedom to Speak Up made recommendations for building an open and honest reporting culture in the NHS. This included recommended protections from discrimination for people seeking NHS employment on the basis that they were perceived to have ‘blown the whistle.’In response, the government amended the Employment Rights Act 1996 to enable regulations to protect those seeking recruitment with certain NHS bodies.The proposed regulations aim to:make it clear that
- The flu plan sets out a coordinated and evidence-based approach to planning for, and responding to, the demands of influenza across England.The flu plan will aid the development of strong and flexible operational plans by local organisations and emergency planners within the NHS and local government. It provides the public, and healthcare professionals, with:an overview of the co-ordination and the preparation for the flu seasonsignposting to further guidance and information
It is supported by t
- The programme was designed to examine past difficulties with multi-agency working and poor levels of trust between services and their users.
- The project provides a:short-stay service for young people on the edge of carerange of accommodation options‘staying close’ unit for young people leaving residential care at 18
It aims to:reduce numbers of adolescents entering care or becoming homelessimprove access and provisionincrease wellbeing and participation in education
- The programme assesses how to improve outcomes for adolescents on the edge of care by helping them remain with their families or within a stable foster placement.
- Research on improvements to the adoption services of 2 local authorities, including the development of a new diagnostic tool for special guardianship orders and the creation of a ‘permanence improvement’ academy.The project was intended to support children who could not safely live at home, particularly those with the most complex needs, where adoption was the long-term plan.
- How the measures aim to help improve social work practice, reduce the need for repeat interventions and increase the resources to deal with rising demand.This evaluation examines how well each of the programme areas is working and in what circumstances.
- Findings from an evaluation examining the effectiveness of the project in providing young people with the skills to manage their own home.
- Research on how the project helps support young women experiencing, or at risk of, sexual exploitation.It also discusses how concerns about their safety can lead to placement in secure children’s homes or homes far from their own area.
- The project’s effectiveness at reducing the number young people affected by sexual exploitation being placed in high-cost or secure accommodation that doesn’t always meet their needs.
- The project looks to provide young people experiencing sexual exploitation with ways to remain safely at home or provide stable foster care locally.
- Updated: Added version 1.2 of the technical specification and 1.1 of the validation rules. The documents' version history describes the updates.This is technical information about submitting data for the school census 2017 to 2018.Use this if you’re a:supplier of software for school management information systems (MIS)user of school MIS software
The specification contains:changes to the previous year’s census collectionwhat data schools should supply at school level and pupil levelho
- The analysis splits schools into 10 groups based on their performance in key stage 2 and key stage 4 tests.
- As at the start of previous financial years, regulations have today been laid before Parliament to increase certain National Health Service charges in England from 1 April 2017.The prescription charge will increase by 20 pence from £8.40 to £8.60 for each medicine or appliance dispensed. To ensure that those with the greatest need, including patients with long-term conditions, are protected, we have frozen the cost of the prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) for another year.
- The measure applies to state-funded school sixth forms and colleges. It’s part of the 16 to 18 performance tables.
- Statistics on the characteristics of A level students by matching pupils to the school census data, 3 years before they completed their 16 to 18 studies.You can compare subject entries and attainment in A levels for different groups of pupils, for example by ethnicity or eligibility for free school meals (FSM).
- The reduction follows a review of agency costs by Mazars LLP in 2017Registered nursing care for eligible nursing home residents is funded by the NHS, with the standard weekly rate per patient currently set at £156.25. This was a 40% increase on the 2015 to 2016 rate following an earlier review of the overall rate by Mazars in 2016.In announcing the 40% increase last year, the government committed to further review the contribution of agency staff costs to the rate.In line with Mazars&rsquo
- The Department for Education (DfE) and the Skills Finding Agency (SFA) have today (14 March 2017) published a new register of apprenticeship training providers, making sure that anyone taking an apprenticeship is doing so with a top-quality, registered provider of apprenticeships.For the first time, this also means that the trainers who are providing the courses do so with the needs of apprentices in mind, ensuring their training is tailored to the requirements of the businesses they work in.All
- The document should be used to support and inform local and regional health and social care integration initiatives. It explains:the critical contribution that social workers make to integrated serviceshow social work is essential to the whole systemthe necessity of support to ensure integration succeeds in providing the services people need
It also includes ‘top tips’ for directors of adult social services and for principal social workers to assist in progressing the integration age
- Proposed revisions to the statutory guidance on the exclusion of pupils to make the rules that apply to exclusions and the process of review clearer.The guidance is for:headteachersgoverning bodiesindependent review panelsacademy trustslocal authorities
The revisions include both statutory and non-statutory information.Statutory guidance sets out what schools and local authorities must do to comply with the law. You should follow the guidance unless you have a very good reason not to.
- The skills funding letter is published annually and sets out the government’s funding priorities for the skills system. It includes information for the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) to set provider allocations for 2017 to 2018, and shows indicative budgets up to 2020.The letter shows the government’s commitment to investing in and strengthening the further education (FE) sector.The government is funding high-quality provision that gives good value for money and concentrates on young ad
- The expansion of undergraduate training places aims to increase the home-grown medical workforce by 25% – the largest single increase in doctor training places in the history of the NHS.Currently more than 6,000 university training places are available each year for prospective new doctors. This will increase by up to 1,500 each year from September 2018.It costs £230,000 to train a doctor in England and proposals set out in a consultation launched today (14 March 2017) include plans
- The government proposes to increase the number of student places at medical schools in England by 1,500. The first 500 places will be allocated to medical schools and will be available to students in September 2018.A further 1,000 places will be allocated through a competitive bidding process - this consultation seeks views on the allocation of these 1,000 places.We are particularly interested in receiving comments on:the proposed criteria that will be used to allocate the places between medical
- This guidance is for:school leadersgoverning bodieslocal authoritiesacademy trusts
It explains what apprenticeships are, how schools can use them, and how the apprenticeship levy and the public sector apprenticeship targetapply to schools.
- This improvement notice requires South Gloucestershire council to take steps to improve its children’s social care services. It follows a 13 February 2017 report by Ofsted which judged the overall effectiveness of children’s services to be inadequate.
- The European Union (EU) has published 2 new commission directives on the coding and import of tissue and cells for human application.We would like your views on a range of questions regarding implementation, including the estimate of the likely cost of implementing both directives for establishments licensed by the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) and Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), and for the authorities themselves.
There are 2 consultation documents and 2 sets of consultation
- See news story ‘Education Secretary addresses ASCL conference’.
Thank you Malcolm, and thank you for the excellent work you have done as interim General Secretary.I’d like to congratulate Geoffon his election - I look forward to us working together over the coming years. And I want to thank ASCL for its constructive support since I became Secretary of State.Many of you will have heard me say it’s the role I always wanted - a chance to have a positive impact on the educati
- In a speech to the Association of School and College Leaders’ (ASCL) annual conference in Birmingham today (Friday 10 March), Education Secretary Justine Greening discussed her vision for the teaching profession and its role in school improvement.Addressing the audience of school and college leaders, Justine Greening also explained how she wanted the teaching profession to embed flexible working as the norm, to help keep hold of the most talented teachers. As part of this she announced tha
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