In the archive you will find items that were once in the main website many may still have a relevance they include:

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Family Learning in Surrey



Family Learning is funded provision run in partnership with schools and usually on school premises. It aims to engage with and improve outcomes for disadvantaged pupils and their families.

Family Learning results in a wide range of benefits for children, families and schools: helps to close the attainment gap; improves parental engagement in children's learning; improves pupil behaviour and raises aspirations of children and families.

If a school would like to work with Family Learning to engage with families that they feel would benefit from this funded provision they need to contact by phone or email one of the Assistant Curriculum Managers who will arrange to visit the school and plan a programme together.

We will require the school to provide a suitable room/s for learning, a point of contact in the school and to actively engage and recruit the families for the Family Learning courses. Family Learning provide marketing materials, fully qualified tutors and the resources for the courses..

Surrey Education in Partnership



Sustainable and inclusive schools-led education
National education policy and funding changes are transforming education and driving the transition to a schools-led system.

This journey will see roles, responsibilities, lines of accountability and funding arrangements changing. Through the Education in Partnership (EiP) programme, the council is working with education providers and other stakeholders.

Click here for more information and downloads.

SGA Strategic plan

Updated every year and the core of our meetings.Here is the 2012-13 version.


If you would like to comment on it, or feel we should add to it, please contact us via email.Action Plan 2012-13.docx

Items archived from SCC



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Historic Information

The National College -
offering new resources for Governors

On 1 April 2013, the National College merged with the Teaching Agency to become the National College for Teaching and Leadership.

The new agency has two key aims: improving the quality of the workforce; and helping schools to help each other to improve. NCTL now covers training and information for Governors.

This link is to direct Governors to another useful resource.https://www.nationalcollege.org.uk/signin?indexidol=no&url=http%3A//www.nationalcollege.
org.uk/index


Improving Governors - a new resource from Ofsted
This new powerpoint presentation on improving Governors can be used as an aid to to reflect on the effectivemness of the governing body.
Improving Governors.pps
Microsoft Power Point presentation [2.1 MB]


Inspecting Safeguarding Briefing - Jan 2013
Inspecting safeguarding briefing 2013.doc
Microsoft Word document [690.0 KB]


New Advice on Health & Safety - Dec 2012
DfE - New advice on HS.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [341.2 KB]


Changes to Disclosure & Barring - September 2012
Changes toDisclosure Barring.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [314.5 KB]


Items archived from Meetings

Surrey School Governors Partnership Briefings - Spring Term 2020

• Thursday 12th March – morning 9-11am – at ACS Cobham International School, Heywood, Portsmouth Road, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 1BL

• Wednesday 18th March – evening 7-9pm – at George Abbot School, Woodruff Avenue, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 1XX

To book your place, please email: education.businesssupport@surreycc.gov.uk.


Items archived from Schools

Secondary Heads’ Phase Council : Supporting our Headteachers in Surrey

Surrey’s Secondary Headteachers’ Phase Council is an organisation which advocates on behalf of the Headteachers of Surrey’s state-funded secondary schools. Central to this purpose is the provision of support to all secondary heads: to protect and promote their welfare and well-being.

We recognise that leadership in schools, against the backdrop of constant change and with limited resource, can be very demanding, challenging and at times isolating. This can affect us all and at times has a more profound effect on school leaders, given professional context and personal circumstances. We also know that there is a wealth of experience and knowledge amongst colleagues who have all faced similar challenges.

I am therefore delighted to share with you a new support package being offered to Surrey Secondary Headteachers by Secondary Phase Council. The new offer signposts support to any Head who would welcome such an opportunity, on a personal 1:1 and completely confidential basis. The support offered through this service is funded by Phase Council and comes from a colleague (often a former Headteacher) who has offered to act in a supportive capacity.

It is not intended that the package offers long term support rather that is provides welcome pockets of individual support, at times of particular need. Secondary Phase Council is keen to ensure that this offer is seen as a model of support that complements other offers of assistance from Chairs, Governing Bodies/Trusts or professional associations.

Secondary Phase Council is also in the process of undertaking a review of Headteacher Appraisals and we would be pleased to share our findings and recommendations of best practice with Heads and with Governors in due course. We anticipate circulation of the report during the spring term 2020.

If you have any questions relating to the work of Phase Council or the specific initiatives I have highlighted, please do not hesitate to contact Sarah Ayers Executive Officer at sarah.ayers@surreysecondaryheads.org.uk

Ben Bartlett
Chair, Surrey Secondary Headteachers Phase Council
Headteacher, Hinchley Wood School


What parents and carers need to know about schools and other education settings during the coronavirus outbreak

Information for parents and carers about the wider opening of nurseries, schools and colleges, transport, attendance, free school meals and remote education. Added information for parents and carers about the wider opening to nurseries, schools and colleges from 1 June. updated 6:57pm, 11 May 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): implementing protective measures in education and childcare settings

Guidance for education and childcare settings on how to implement protective measures.

Safe working in education, childcare and children’s social care

Preventing and controlling infection, including the use of PPE, in education, childcare and children’s social care settings during the coronavirus outbreak updated 7:06pm, 14 May 2020

Overview of scientific information on coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Department for Education’s response to issues raised regarding the science on coronavirus (COVID-19). updated 2:56pm, 15 May 2020

For the attention of the CEO, Headteacher, DSL and Chair of Governors/Management Committee -Promoting the attendance of vulnerable children. 01.05.20 1000hrs

Dear Colleagues

As you are aware Gavin Williamson wrote to all schools last week emphasising the expectation that those children with social workers should be in school. Whilst being mindful that there will be a handful of children with specific health issues, the overarching principle is that schools and social workers must work together to support the children's attendance in school.

To help with this, the LA has put together this leaflet for parents. It has been written by colleagues from social care as well as primary practitioners, and is aimed at encouraging parents to see the benefits of their child's attendance at school. We are asking social workers and schools to send this leaflet to those parents whose children have social workers and who could be coming to school, but aren't.

Currently on average only 3-5% of our children with social workers are attending school. Thank you in advance for your help in getting more children from this very vulnerable group into school where they can be safely cared for.

Mary Ellen McCarthy
Surrey Safeguarding Children Partnership
Executive Member for Education

Jacquie Burke
Surrey County Council
Director Family Resilience & Safeguarding

SCC dedicated webpage – Covid-19 Information for School Leaders: https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/people-and-community/emergency-planning-and-community-safety/coronavirus/school-leaders

#stayathomesavelives

Just breaking: Guidance for school governor virtual meetings

School governors should not meet during Coronavirus situation. Guidance how virtual meets can take place.

To view your notification click here:
http://www.bettergovernor.co.uk/schools/my_account#tabs-3


Registering emergency children’s homes as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic: fast-track applications

Guide for local authorities and existing registered providers on fast-tracking their application to register children’s homes services. updated 9:30am, 11 May 2020

Actions for early years and childcare providers during the coronavirus outbreak

What childcare services early years settings, childminders and local authorities need to provide during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Updated guidance including adding a new section clarifying the position on welcoming back all children to early years settings from 1 June, information on when childminders can reopen to more children, and what provision they can currently provide, information on testing for essential workers, and information for parents on temporary changes to the 30 hours free early education entitlements. updated 5:28pm, 15 May 2020

Surrey Governance Association and SEND Teaching School agree to Link

Geoffrey Hackett Chair of SGA writes: - This link between our two websites illustrates the increasing need to share experience and knowledge not only across education but up and down each strand of education.... Read more

Providing free school meals during the coronavirus outbreak

Guidance for schools and local authorities on free school meals arrangements during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.Updated information about claiming for additional costs, providing meals or food parcels through your food provider and ordering vouchers to cover multiple weeks. updated 1:50pm, 15 May 2020

SCC Bulletin forword with Liz Mills

Dear colleagues

I want to start this update by saying thank you for the extraordinary effort and measures that you have been taking to put education provision in place for today, Monday 23 March. Most of you will....Read More


The Education Secretary's response to Lord Tyrie's letter about school uniform

Gavin Williamson’s response to the letter sent from the Competition and Markets Authority.
4 September 2019


Developing a schools-led local partnership in Surrey

From my previous role as Head of School Effectiveness in Surrey until 2016 and as interim Regional Schools’ Com- missioner, I know that Surrey schools are amongst some of the best in the country with our children and young people consistently achieving great outcomes. Read more on Page 5

Items archived from Training

Looking ahead to 2021 with SAfE

There's something for everyone and a Leadership Summit for all!

Working in partnership with Phase Councils, we offer every Headteacher and CEO a warm invitation to join colleagues at Surrey's Leadership Summit.

Book your place today!

If you have already registered, you will have received confirmation of your reserved place via email from the admin@schoolsallexcel.com team.

An Exciting Change – Opportunity or the same old?

by Geoffrey Hackett Another in my series of articles to provoke action in formulating our School-Led System. Challenge - A story for two readers

Are we in Governance becoming More popular with Ofsted?

A Tale of Two Ofsteds By Geoffrey Hackett

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Charles Dickens

There is no doubt today that governance is being featured more in the effective running of schools than for many a year. There is a clear call for Governors, Trustees and Executive to be read more…

Read as a PDF

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Building Bulletin 100: fire safety design for schools

Page summary:
We’re seeking views on a revised version of the Building Bulletin 100 design guide for fire safety in schools.
Change made:
Updated the closing date of the consultation to 18 August at 23:59.
Time updated:
2:34pm, 17 August 2021

Arrangements for the assessment and awarding of vocational, technical and other general qualifications: 2021 to 2022

Page summary:
A joint consultation published by Ofqual and the Department for Education on VTQ arrangements for the academic year 2021 to 2022.
Change made:
Added the consultation decisions and analysis of responses.
Time updated:
2:00pm, 6 August 2021


Changes to the payment process of schools’ business rates

Page summary:
We’re seeking views on centralising the payment of business rates for state-funded schools from the 2022 to 2023 financial year onwards.
Change made:
Added ‘Changes to the payment process of schools’ business rates – government consultation response’.
Time updated:
10:00am, 18 August 2021

Home education: call for evidence and revised DfE guidance

This consultation has concluded
Download the full outcomeElective home education: call for evidence 2018 response
PDF, 555KB, 43 pages

Exceptional arrangements for exam grading and assessment in 2020

Consultation on grading specified general qualifications in 2020: GCSEs, AS, A levels, Extended Project Qualifications and Advanced Extension Award.

Keeping children safe in education: proposed revisions

This consultation has concluded
Download the full outcome Keeping children safe in education: consultation response
Ref: DFE-00154-2018
PDF, 349KB, 44 pages

National free school meals voucher scheme opens to orders

Edenred site opens for schools to purchase eGift cards for eligible families to use at their choice of supermarkets

National Free School Meals Voucher Scheme
Schools can begin ordering free school meal vouchers for eligible pupils from today as the Government’s national scheme launches, adding to the support available for disadvantaged families.

An online service for schools, the scheme allows schools to place orders for supermarket gift cards on behalf of parents and carers whose children are eligible for free school meals

...Read more

Coronavirus (COVID-19) asymptomatic testing for staff in primary schools and nurseries

Details
This guidance is for staff working in primary settings in England, including:
· local-authority-maintained schools - including mainstream, special and pupil referral units (PRUs)
· academies - including special academies and alternative provision free schools
· junior schools
· non-maintained special schools
· independent schools - including independent special schools and independent alternative provision
· hospital schools
This guidance is also for staff working in school-based nurseries and maintained nursery schools.

Staff in other early years settings, including childminders, can be tested through community testing programmes.

Statement from Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty on national alert levels

Published 10 January 2021
From:
Department of Health and Social Care

Chief Medical Officer, Professor Chris Whitty writes about the UK's battle with Covid-19.

Chief Medical Officer for England, Professor Chris Whitty, said:

We have faced several grave moments during our battle against coronavirus. But right now, the country is perhaps facing the most serious yet.

The new, more transmissible variant of this disease is spreading rapidly across the country and having tragic consequences. On Monday the 4 UK Chief Medical Officers and the NHS Medical Director recommended raising the national alert level to the maximum of level 5 for the first time. This means that without further action there is a material risk of our healthcare services being overwhelmed within 21 days. Since then the situation has deteriorated further.

Hospitals are always busy in the winter but the NHS in some parts of the country is currently facing the most dangerous situation anyone can remember. If the virus continues on its current trajectory many hospitals will be in real difficulties, and very soon. This means that the time people wait for care will continue to increase to potentially unsafe levels, hospitals won’t have room to take redirected emergency cases in regional networks, staff to patient ratios which are already stretched will become unacceptable even in places likes intensive care. There will be avoidable deaths. NHS staff are doing their absolute best, and working remarkably; we all owe them a huge debt of gratitude, but even they have limits.

The public have made an extraordinary effort so far. Of course we are all tired of restrictions, but we need to find the collective strength to get through this critical stage and save as many lives as we can. The advice right now is unambiguous: to drive the numbers down, we must stay home except for work, exercise and essential activities. Every unnecessary interaction you have could be the link in a chain of transmission which has a vulnerable person at the end.

These restrictions will not last forever. Science has delivered new vaccines, drugs and tests, with more on the way, in record time. People will be reunited. Vaccines and new treatments offer us hope and a clear way out. But we are not there yet, and should not act as if we are.

We still have weeks to go before vaccines will start reducing COVID deaths and, some weeks later, the number of people being hospitalised. We cannot afford to let our justified optimism for the future come at the expense of difficult action today. That means for now staying home and avoiding all unnecessary contacts. By following the rules, we will save lives and help normal life return more swiftly.

Initial teacher training (ITT): criteria and supporting advice

Mandatory guidance on the criteria that organisations must meet to provide initial teacher training (ITT).
Change made:
Update to C1.3 Other background checks section. Added links to Changes to checks for EU sanctions on EEA teachers and Recruit teachers from overseas.
22 January 2021


Teachers' pension scheme payments: 2020 to 2021

Teachers’ pension scheme payments made on behalf of the Department for Education (DfE) in the 2020 to 2021 financial year.
Change made:
Added ‘Teachers’ pension scheme payments: November 2020’
22 January 2021


Talented leaders programme evaluation

Evaluation assessing the effectiveness of the talented leaders programme.
Report amended on page 6 to reflect the organisational changes that took place between the beginning and end of the programme.
22 January 2021


LA and school expenditure: 2019 to 2020 financial year

How schools and local authorities spent their funding on education, children’s services and social care in the financial year 2019 to 2020.
21 January 2021


Statistics: localauthority and school finance

Statistics on local authority and school spending on education, including academies and children and young people’s services. Added ‘LA and school expenditure: 2019 to 2020 financial year’.
21 January 2021


Pioneering reforms to boost skills and jobs

Skills for Jobs White Paper will revolutionise post-16 education, reshape the training landscape and help the nation build back better
21 January 2021


Skills for jobs: lifelong learning for opportunity and growth

This white paper sets out reforms to post-16 technical education and training to support people to develop the skills needed to get good jobs and improve national productivity.
21 January 2021


Research to support the independent review of TEF: surveys of HE applicants

Research with higher education applicants to support the independent review of the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF).
21 January 2021


Research to support the independent review of TEF: survey of HE careers advisors

Research with higher education careers advisors to support the independent review of the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF).
21 January 2021


Independent review of TEF: report

Report to the Secretary of State for Education from the independent review of the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF).
21 January 2021


Government response to the independent review of TEF

The response from government to the independent review of the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF).
21 January 2021


Evaluation of the statistical elements of TEF

An independent evaluation of the statistical elements of the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) conducted by the Office for National Statistics.
21 January 2021


Coronavirus (COVID-19): financial support for education, early years and children’s social care

Funding and financial support available for education, childcare and children’s social care organisations.
Change made:
Updated to remove outdated sector specific guidance for early years providers and reflect detail on public and private income from school-based nursery provision for mainstream state-funded schools.
21 January 2021


National curriculum in England: mathematics programmes of study

The statutory programmes of study and attainment targets for mathematics at key stages 1 to 4.
Change made:
Added information about guidance and resources from the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics.
21 January 2021


Teaching mathematics in primary schools

Guidance for teaching mathematics at key stages 1 and 2 to help pupils progress through the national curriculum.
Change made:
Added a link to the support and materials available from the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching Mathematics.
21 January 2021


School admissions appeals code

Statutory guidance on how schools should organise and run their pupil admissions appeals.
Change made:
Changes to the admission appeals regulations during the coronavirus outbreak have been extended until 30 September 2021.
21 January 2021


Admission appeals for school places

These guides will help admission authorities advise those involved with school admission appeals to understand their roles and responsibilities.
Change made:
Changes to school admission appeals due to coronavirus have been extended until 30 September 2021.
21 January 2021


Lord Glenamara Memorial Prize awards

How to nominate outstanding pupils, teachers and inspiring educational professionals for the Lord Glenamara Memorial Prize awards.
Added in a link to the Lord Glenamara Memorial Awards nomination form which is now open.
21 January 2021


Teachers' pension scheme employer contribution grant: further education providers

Guidance for further education providers on the teachers’ pension grant for the financial years 2019 to 2020 to 2021 to 2022. We have added confirmation that we will pay the FE teachers’ pension scheme employer contribution grant for the full academic year 2021 to 2022.
21 January 2021


Academy and school governance: professional development

Find out what training is available for school governors and clerks to governing boards.
Change made:
Guidance updated to reflect the allocation of budgets.
21 January 2021


Statistics at DfE

The Department for Education publishes official statistics on education and children.
Change made:
Added ‘Further education college workforce analysis’ to the list of forthcoming ad hoc releases.
21 January 2021


What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges

Information for parents and carers about going back to schools, nurseries and colleges in January 2021.
Change made:
This guidance has been updated following the PHE position statement on daily contact testing.
21 January 2021


Coronavirus (COVID-19) asymptomatic testing in schools and colleges

Information for schools and colleges about testing from January.
Change made:
Guidance updated following the PHE position statement on daily contact testing.
21 January 2021


Academy sponsor list

Page summary:
Details of approved academy sponsors.
Change made:
Updated ‘Approved sponsor list’ with January 2021 information.
19 January 2021

Higher education staff statistics UK: 2019 to 2020

Details of staff employed at higher education (HE) providers in the UK for the academic year 2019 to 2020.
19 January 2021


Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – 23 March 2020 to 14 January 2021

A summary of attendance in education and early years settings up to 14 January 2021.
19 January 2021


Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Attendance in education settings since Monday 23 March and early years settings since Thursday 16 April.
Change made:
Added ‘Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – 23 March 2020 to 14 January 2021’
19 January 2021


Laptops, tablets and 4G wireless routers progress data as of 12 January 2021

How many laptops, tablets and 4G wireless routers we have delivered or dispatched to local authorities and academy trusts up until 12 January 2021.
Change made:
Added a link to the official statistics collection page.
19 January 2021


Staffing and employment: advice for schools

Guidance for managing staff and employment issues.
Change made:
Updated to reflect legal changes following EU exit.
18 January 2021


FE funding: initial teacher education (ITE), academic year 2020 to 2021

Funding guidance for further education (FE) organisations and ITE providers for 2020 to 2021 to help train FE teachers.
Change made:
Applications have now closed for further education initial teacher education bursaries and grants for the 2020 to 2021 academic year.
18 January 2021


Guidance for full opening: special schools and other specialist settings

What all special schools and other specialist settings will need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
‘Guidance for special schools, specialist post-16 providers and alternative provision during the national lockdown’ updated with information about attendance, recording and remote education expectations.
18 January 2021


Coronavirus (COVID-19) asymptomatic testing for staff in primary schools and nurseries

Information on rapid asymptomatic coronavirus (COVID-19) testing for staff in primary schools, school-based nurseries and maintained nursery schools.
18 January 2021

Statement from Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock on testing and vaccinations

Page summary:
Secretary of State for Health and Social Care shares thoughts on vaccines, testing and the R number.
Change made:
First published.
Time updated:
7:30am, 10 January 2021


Statement from Chief Medical Adviser for NHS Test and Trace, Susan Hopkins on community testing

Page summary:
Chief Medical Adviser for NHS Test and Trace, Susan Hopkins, on the importance of testing those without symptoms.
Change made:
First published.
Time updated:
7:30am, 10 January 2021


Coronavirus (COVID-19): reducing burdens on educational and care settings

List of data collections, services or requests which will be cancelled, paused or will continue. Updated list of data collections, services or requests that are available, closed or paused.
19 January 2021

What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Information for parents and carers about going back to schools, nurseries and colleges in the autumn term.
Change made
We have added new information on school admissions. We have updated the information on travelling to and from nursery,
childminders, school and college, education, health and care (EHC) plans, wellbeing, online safety and assessment and exams.
Updated 21 August 2020

Changes to the law on education, health and care needs assessments and plans due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Guidance on temporary changes to special educational needs and disability legislation during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Change made
Updated to reflect the expiry of the notice modifying section 42 of the Children and Families Act on 31 July.

Details (Click on the arrow head to expand)

guidance is for:
• families and parent carer forums
• SEND Information, Advice and Support Services
• local authorities (both their SEND and social care services, at a strategic and operational level)
• health commissioning bodies such as Clinical Commissioning Groups (at both strategic and operational level)
• early years providers, schools, colleges and other education settings
• mediation advisers
• others who contribute advice and information to education, health and care (EHC) needs assessments, such as:
• educational psychologists
• other health care professionals

updated 31 July 2020

Support for working families affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) given an extra boost


Department for Education, HM Revenue & Customs, and Vicky Ford MP

Working parents or carers who are eligible for Tax-Free Childcare or 30 hours free childcare but have temporarily fallen below the minimum income requirement as a result of the pandemic will continue to receive financial support until 31 October 2020...Read more

Multi-agency statutory guidance on female genital mutilation

Multi-agency guidelines on FGM for those with statutory duties to safeguard children and vulnerable adults. This guidance on female genital mutilation (FGM) is for all persons and bodies in England and Wales.
You must read and follow this guidance if you are under statutory duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.
You should read this FGM guidance along-side other safeguarding guidance, including (but not limited to):
Change made
Updated guidance published.
updated 30 July 2020

Providing apprenticeships during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

This document sets out guidance for apprentices, employers, training providers and assessment organisations in response to the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Updated guidance to include the temporary flexibility to allow apprenticeship certificates to be sent to an alternative address and the end point assessment (EPA) flexibilities that are extended until the end of the year.
updated 30 July 2020

Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19

What has changed

The government has updated its guidance for people who are shielding taking into account that COVID-19 disease levels are substantially lower now than when shielding was first introduced.

People who are shielding remain vulnerable and should continue to take precautions but can now leave their home if they wish, as long as they are able to maintain strict social distancing. If you choose to spend time outdoors, this can be with members of your own household. If you live alone, you can spend time outdoors with one person from another household. Ideally, this should be the same person each time. If you do go out, you should take extra care to minimise contact with others by keeping 2 metres apart. This guidance will be kept under regular review...Read More

Statement from Chief Medical Officer, Professor Chris Whitty, about new strain of COVID-19 New strain of COVID-19 reported to World Health Organization.

Published 19 December 2020
From:
Department of Health and Social Care

Chief Medical Officer for England, Professor Chris Whitty, said:

As announced on Monday, the UK has identified a new variant of COVID-19 through Public Health England’s genomic surveillance.

As a result of the rapid spread of the new variant, preliminary modelling data and rapidly rising incidence rates in the South East, the New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (NERVTAG) now consider that the new strain can spread more quickly.

We have alerted the World Health Organization and are continuing to analyse the available data to improve our understanding.

There is no current evidence to suggest the new strain causes a higher mortality rate or that it affects vaccines and treatments although urgent work is underway to confirm this.

Given this latest development it is now more vital than ever that the public continue to take action in their area to reduce transmission.

Slides to accompany coronavirus press conference:
19 December 2020


Good Afternoon,

During this uncertain time, Optimus Education wants you to know that we are here to support your primary school. Nationally we work with more than 7,000 schools and have carried out research with our members so that we can best support you through this time.

To help alleviate some of the stress over the coming weeks, Optimus Education are providing free resources to support your whole-school community. ...Read more

SAfE "Home Learning Information" Letter

Dear colleagues,

As we approach the end of the second week of partial closure of schools, I wanted to share with all colleagues across the Surrey school community, two very simple messages.

I want to say thank you and to acknowledge the remarkable commitment of our Surrey schools: to serve each child whether in school or remotely, to be there for their families, and to support the wider community...Read more

Just breaking: Guidance for school governor virtual meetings

School governors should not meet during Coronavirus situation. Guidance how virtual meets can take place.

To view your notification click here:
http://www.bettergovernor.co.uk/schools
/my_account#tabs-3

Important information for CEOS, Head teachers, and Chairs from Liz Mills SCC

Dear Colleagues,

I want to start this update by saying thank you for the extraordinary effort and measures that you have been taking to put education provision in place for Monday 23rd March. Most of you will have been working over the weekend, organising staff and identifying vulnerable children and the children of key workers in order to meet our duties to remain open. There is still a great deal of ambiguity and uncertainty and we are seeking to resolve as much as possible with DFE, as quickly as possible. Just a reminder that on Friday 20th we received updated guidance. ....Read More




Secondary Heads’ Phase Council : Supporting our Headteachers in Surrey

FROM BEN BARTLETT

Surrey’s Secondary Headteachers’ Phase Council is an organisation which advocates on behalf of the Headteachers of Surrey’s state-funded secondary schools. Central to this purpose is the provision of support to all secondary heads: to protect and promote their welfare and well-being.

We recognise that leadership in schools, against the backdrop of constant change and with limited resource, can be very demanding, challenging and at times -
read more


Our reputation for finding places for Governors is growing, as is our reputation for finding Governors for places – see schools page top right




Adoption Support Fund new multi-million pound package

Thousands more children in care are set to benefit from stable, loving families following a £45 million boost to adoption services that offer music activities, play therapy and family support sessions. Read More...


SGA AGM Conference 2019

SGA AGM 2019 Presentation


SGA Chairs Report 2019


New Year’s Honours List 2020

Page summary
A total of 84 people have been recognised for their outstanding contributions to education, children’s services and improving social mobility in the New Year’s Honours List 2020.

Children's Minister Michelle Donelan has called on families to give children the gift of reading this Christmas

Page summary Children’s Minister Michelle Donelan has called on families to give children the gift of reading this Christmas. Read More...

Surrey Governance Association and SEND Teaching School agree to Link

Geoffrey Hackett of SGA writes: - This link between our two websites illustrates the increasing need to share experience and knowledge not only across education but up and down each strand of education.... Read more

SATs results show more primary pupils reach the highest standards

Increase in pupils reaching the highest standard at the end of primary school

Published 5 September 2019

Funding increases to teachers’ pensions employer contributions

Widening participation in higher education: 2019

Condition Improvement Fund

Childcare and early years survey of parents: 2019

Statistics: childcare and early years

Implementing mandatory minimum per pupil funding levels

School and college funding: response to the select committee report

Local areas get breakdown in first stage of £14bn funding boost

Copyright licences for state schools in England

Experimental apprenticeships data visualisations

School census autumn 2019 to summer 2020: school summary report

Letters to academy trusts about poor performance

Teachers' pension scheme payments: 2019 to 2020

Pupil premium: effective use and accountability

Further education and skills inspections and outcomes: management information from September 2019 to August 2020

Ofsted Parent View: management information

State-funded school inspections and outcomes: management information

School inspection data summary report (IDSR) guide

Ofsted inspections of further education and skills providers

Ofsted's ethical research policy

Exploring Ofsted inspection data with Data View

Non-association independent schools inspections and outcomes in England: August 2019

The Governance Handbook 2019

Latest Ofsted inspection report on Surrey County Children's Services

Young Epilepsy

School Inspection Handbook

School inspection handbook (EIF)

Section 8 school inspection handbook (EIF)

Team or ladder

This is written to all on the list or all on any list because the change process being enacted now matters to all in Surrey Education. team or ladder.docx

Spring 2019 Bulletin available

18 Packed pages of reports, articles and infomation for Surrey Governance.

Read the Bulletin PDF

"Character and Resilience are key to social Mobility"

says Education Secretary Damian Hinds in the Lead article of the SGA Summer Bulletin open the PDF here

Amanda Spielman's speech to the North Yorkshire Coast Opportunity Area

Ofsted’s Chief Inspector discussed her visits to 3 schools in the North Yorkshire Coast Opportunity Area and the new inspection framework consultation.

1:03pm, 2 May 2019: First published. Read More...

Damian Hinds' speech at the 2019 NAHT conference

The Education Secretary addresses the National Association of Head Teachers’ annual meeting in Telford

4:59pm, 3 May 2019: First published. Read More...

An Exciting Change – Opportunity or the same old? by Geoffrey Hackett

Another in my series of articles to provoke action in formulating our School-Led System. Challenge - A story for two readers

Primary School accountability

Technical guidance on primary accountability, school-level progress measures and similar schools. There is a video which explains the new primary school accountability system we recommend watching, it only lasts 4 minutes and you can watch it here.

The winter 2018/19 SGA Bulletin


The full reports and slides from the last SGA conference, training guides for Governors, The bulletin also contains feature articles both of specific and general interest. All in this, the SGA Bulletin they tried to ban.

If we adopt a Schools-Led System, what opportunities present themselves for improving education?

For all people dedicated to the support, development and enhancement of the world of education, the principle challenge is to find the rare opportunity to implement the improvements years of practice and peer debate tell us will make a meaningful difference to future generations... Read More

Education Secretary issues a Call to arms for School Goverenors


There are around 250,000 experienced Governors and Trustees across the country – including many parents – selflessly providing their time, energy, and guidance to support schools to provide the very best education for children... Read More

Time for goverance to take a strategic lead

For a Schools-Led System to develop effectively from within the current individual school structures it will need to become stronger through: - collaboration, cooperation and rationalisation.This needs strong leadership as well as good supportive management hence the importance of understanding the difference between... Read More

Items archived from Bulletins

Summer 2019

Spring 2019

Summer 2017

Spring Newsletter 2012

Winter Bulletin 2019/20

Also available to download or print

Surrey Governance Association

Geoffrey Hackett
SGA Chair

Annual report to the
members 2019



Like all years one tends to write the Chair’s Report at the last few days before the AGM often in the hope that something exciting will happen. This year has been something of an exception, the Chair’s Report has been written in the last few days but not in the hope that something interesting would turn up but because so much has been going on of late, that it was again left to burning much midnight oil over the last few nights. When I set out to recall the year apart from my diary, my planner and my meeting notes I have had a quick look at last year’s Report to see how and where we have moved forward. Read more...

Contributions and Reports from speakers and correspondents including SGA conference Winter 2019/20

Chris Hodges Review

Wendy Newton Review

Prof. Anne Branford OBE Review

Matthew Purves Review

Contributions and Reports

Draft School Admissions Code

Briefing for schools on the proposed changes

Introduction
1. On 26 June, the DfE issued a consultation on a revised version of the School Admissions Code - https://consult.education.gov.uk/home-to-school-transport-and-admissions-team/changes-to-the-school-admissions-code. The consultation will run for 16 weeks until 16 October 2020.

Summary of Code changes for schools 01/09/2020.docx

The challenge of fitting a Schools-Led System around a SAfE hub awaits our return

The Executive of SGA wish all in Surrey Governance a happy holiday. It has been a busy year with the cessation of the Babcock 4S contract, the movement to a Schools-Led System, the introduction to the STSN, the arrival of Cognus, the introduction of a new partnership with SAfE... Read more

Read the SGA Bulletin they tried to ban

Winter bulletin

Strange but true some people tried to ban the circulation of this paper - The winter 2018/19 SGA Bulletin.

Do you want your freedom to information as a Governor banned by anyone in your school? ... Read More

Link to bulletin PDF


Items archived from Ofsted

Amanda Spielman's speech at the ASCL Annual Conference 2021

A speech by Ofsted's Chief Inspector at the ASCL (Association of School and College Leaders) Annual Conference 2021

I want to say thank you for everything that you’ve been doing to bring your communities back. I hope it’s for good this time.

This may not be the first reopening of the pandemic, but there have been even more hurdles to clear third time around. You’ve all had to get testing up and running, along with the other measures that come with having children back – managing ‘bubbles’, masks, staggered starts and the rest of it.

Everything we’re hearing says that you’ve more than risen to the challenge. And spring has brought with it a sense of optimism. With the vaccination programme in full swing and cases receding, it does feel as though education is on firmer ground this time...Read more

Reported coronavirus (COVID-19) notifications by registered early years and childcare settings

This data is published fortnightly. It gives the number of registered early years and childcare providers reporting one or more confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) by week.17 May 2021

Publication of statistics on childcare providers and inspections

This consultation seeks your views on proposed changes to our statistical release on childcare providers and inspections. 11 May 2021

Annual parents survey

Findings from online surveys on parents’ awareness and perceptions of Ofsted. Surveys conducted by YouGov on behalf of Ofsted.

Nearly 9 out of 10 parents say their child’s school handled COVID-19 well

A large majority of parents (87%) think that their child’s school has handled the pandemic well, according to Ofsted’s annual Parents Survey for 2021, published today..20 May 2021

Evaluating the education inspection framework: for schools and further education and skills providers

Chris Jones discusses some of Ofsted’s findings from an evaluation of the impact of the education inspection framework (EIF). 21 May 2021

Introduction to voluntary adoption agencies

What you need to know about registering with Ofsted if you want to open or manage a voluntary adoption agency.
Change made:
Revised throughout for clarity.
22 February 2021

Register as a provider of children's social care services

Information for social care providers and managers on how to register with Ofsted and about the registration process.
Change made:
Updated main registration guide throughout for clarity. 22 February 2021

Introduction to independent fostering agencies

What you need to know about registering with Ofsted if you want to open or manage an independent fostering agency.
Change made:
Revised throughout for clarity.22 February 2021


Introduction to children's homes

When and how to register with Ofsted if you want to open or manage a children’s home, including secure children’s homes.
Change made:
Revised throughout for clarity.22 February 2021

Introduction to adoption support agencies

What you need to know about registering with Ofsted if you want to open or manage an adoption support agency.
Change made:
Revised throughout for clarity.22 February 2021

Introduction to residential family centres

What you need to know about registering with Ofsted if you want to open or manage a residential family centre.
Change made:
Revised throughout for clarity. 22 February 2021

Ofsted spending over £25,000: 2020

Ofsted spending over £25,000 in 2020.
Change made:
Added transparency spend data for December 2020.
26 February 2021

Reported coronavirus (COVID-19) notifications by registered early years and childcare settings

This data is published fortnightly. It gives the number of registered early years and childcare providers reporting one or more confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) by week.
Change made:
Added data for weeks beginning 25 January and 1 February 2021.
22 February 2021

Further education and skills inspections and outcomes: management information from September 2020 to August 2021

Management information showing in-year and most recent inspection outcomes.10 May 2021

Publication of statistics on childcare providers and inspections

This consultation seeks your views on proposed changes to our statistical release on childcare providers and inspections. 11 May 2021

State-funded school inspections and outcomes: management information

Management information aggregated and published monthly, and publications of inspections and outcomes from 2005 to 2015 and 2015 to 2019.11 May 2021

Early years and childcare statistics

Statistics from Ofsted for early years and childcare. Added a link to consultation response about proposed changes to the data we publish.11 May 2021

Local area SEND inspections: information for families

Information for families about inspections of local area services for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). 11 May 2021

Research review series: religious education

A review of research into factors that influence the quality of religious education (RE) in schools in England.12 May 2021

Curriculum research reviews

A series of reviews by Ofsted looking at the research evidence currently available about different curriculum subjects 12 May 2021

Some pupils with SEND missing out on specialist support

A new research report shows that some pupils with SEND in mainstream schools are not getting enough help to support their learning and development.13 May 2021

Ofsted: coronavirus (COVID-19) rolling update

Ofsted guidance and information relating to coronavirus (COVID-19) for schools, early years, children’s social care and further education and skills providers.
Change made:
Updated the ‘Current activity’ section to reflect our plans from 8 March. 24 February 2021

Introduction to residential holiday schemes for disabled children

What you need to know about registering with Ofsted if you want to open or manage a residential holiday scheme for disabled children.
Change made:
Revised throughout for clarity.
22 February 2021

Social care common inspection framework (SCCIF) and assurance visits

Guidance on assurance visits to children’s social care providers and the social care common inspection framework (SCCIF).
Change made:
Added guidance for social care providers on how inspectors can arrange to review records held on electronic systems.
16 February 2021

Ofsted's corporate governance framework

The framework outlines the responsibilities and procedures of Ofsted’s Board, Chair and committees.
16 February 2021

January 2021: maintained schools and academies

An operational note for Her Majesty’s Inspectors carrying out inspections in state-funded schools from January 2021.
Change made:
Updated the ‘Length and timing of inspection’ section to reflect that the length of inspections will change after February half term from 2 days to 1 day.
12 February 2021

Inspection outcomes of children's homes

This data is published on a regular basis. It gives the number of inspections and the outcomes for local authority, private and voluntary children’s homes.
Change made:
Uploaded children’s homes management information for inspections carried out between 1 September 2020 and 31 December 2020. Also updated the release schedule for 2021.
11 February 2021

State-funded school inspections and outcomes: management information

Management information aggregated and published monthly, and publications of inspections and outcomes from 2005 to 2015 and 2015 to 2019.
10 February 2021

Childminders: report new adults in the home

You must tell Ofsted about new people aged 16 or over who live or work in the home you look after children in within 14 days. This includes children who turn 16.
Change made:
Clarified the information that will be sought by Ofsted when an adult is added to a childminder’s registration.
Time updated:
11:00am, 4 February 2021

Social care surveys: guidance for providers

Guidance for social care providers about distributing the 2020 annual surveys and a promotional poster that they can use.
Change made:
Our 2021 social care point in time survey is now live: this guidance for providers explains the process and how to send out links, along with a promotional poster.
1 February 2021

Ofsted launches point-in-time surveys

Ofsted has sent surveys to social care providers to find out about the experiences of the children, parents, staff and professionals involved.
Change made:
Ofsted has launched our annual point in time surveys for 2021 – children, parents, staff and professionals can have their say until 28 March.
1 February 2021

January 2021: maintained schools and academies

An operational note for Her Majesty’s Inspectors carrying out inspections in state-funded schools from January 2021.
Change made:
Updated the ‘Privacy notice’ section to clarify how inspectors may collect information.

Joiners and leavers in the childcare sector

Management information aggregating monthly joiners and leavers on our registers. A time-series of joiners and leavers includes data since April 2020.:
Published data on joiners and leavers in the childcare sector in December 2020.
19 January 2021

Interim phase: maintained schools and academies

An operational note for Her Majesty’s Inspectors carrying out interim visits to state-funded schools from 28 September 2020. Visits to schools will take place remotely during the national lockdown starting on Thursday 5 November.
4 November 2020

Local authority and children's homes in England inspections and outcomes – autumn 2020

Local authority inspection data and children’s homes inspection data, covering the period up until 31 August 2020.
Dataset updated to include some inspection outcomes that had been left out incorrectly.
20 January 2021

Future inspection of Cafcass from 2021

Ofsted seeks your views on proposed changes to its inspections of the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass).
The publication date of the consultation outcome and the new inspection framework has been revised from February 2021 to March 2021.
22 January 2021

Publication of statistics on childcare providers and inspections

This consultation seeks your views on proposed changes to our statistical release on childcare providers and inspections.
19 January 2021

Assurance inspections 2021: registered early years providers

An operational note for Ofsted inspectors carrying out assurance inspections of registered early years providers. Updated to clarify that we will not carry out assurance inspections until national restrictions allow us to inspect on site.
20 January 2021

January 2021: further education and skills providers

An operational note for Her Majesty’s Inspectors carrying out inspection activity of further education and skills providers from January 2021.
Updated in light of the national lockdown to clarify that our inspection activity will be remote by default until February; to set out how we will carry out progress monitoring visits; and to confirm that we will continue to carry out emergency monitoring visits or inspections if we have a significant cause for concern.
January 2021

January 2021: maintained schools and academies

An operational note for Her Majesty’s Inspectors carrying out inspections in state-funded schools from January 2021. Updated to confirm that some monitoring visits will take place remotely and to clarify that monitoring visits will have a slightly different focus (from focusing on improvement to focusing on the provision of education in the current circumstances).
20 January 2021

Guidance on writing complaint and compliance action outcome summaries

Guidance for inspectors when writing outcome summaries. We publish these summaries when we or the setting need to take action. ‘Principles for publishing an outcome summary’ section updated to reflect that, as part of our focused additional regulatory ‘consider at next inspection’ (CANI) work during COVID-19, we will publish outcome summaries in cases where we raise actions for the provider to take to meet requirements.
22 January 2021

Social care plans from September 2020

Guidance for children’s social care providers about Ofsted’s phased return to inspection.
Added information about how we will carry out our work during the national restrictions starting on 5 November.
4 November 2020

Carrying out Childcare Register inspections

This guidance is for Ofsted inspectors carrying out inspections of providers that are only registered on either or both parts of the Childcare Register.
Change made
Added a note on how we will carry out inspections during the national lockdown starting on 5 November.
4 November 2020

Social care common inspection framework (SCCIF): independent fostering agencies

Guidance on assurance visits Ofsted will carry out from September 2020 and the framework for how we inspect independent fostering agencies.
Assurance visits: independent fostering agencies – Added information about how Ofsted will carry out assurance visits during the national lockdown starting on 5 November.
5:15pm, 4 November 2020

Ofsted’s equality objectives 2016 to 2020

Equality, diversity and inclusion objectives that Ofsted will focus on from 2016 to 2020 and reports on progress with improvements.
Added a link to the 2020-2022 equality objectives.
Time updated
4:22pm, 21 October 2020

Gathering additional evidence to secure an incomplete inspection

Ofsted’s protocol on arrangements for gathering further evidence if an inspection is incomplete.
9:30am, 2 November 2020

Complaints procedure

How to make a complaint to Ofsted about services we inspect and/or regulate, or about Ofsted’s representatives or service.
Updated the ‘Privacy notice’ section for clarity.
2 November 2020

16 to 19: inspection data summary report (IDSR) guide

This guide gives an overview of the data in the 16 to 19 study programmes inspection data summary report (IDSR) and information to help interpret the charts.
Guidance updated to include new report information section, destinations data and inclusion of 2019 retention and completion and attainment measures.
22 January 2021

School inspection data summary report (IDSR) guide

This guide gives an overview of the inspection data summary report (IDSR) for primary and secondary schools, along with information to help interpret the charts.
Change made:
Guidance amended to reflect the latest version of the IDSR, including example reports.
22 January 2021

Children’s social care data for the Ofsted Annual Report 2019/20

Social care data to accompany the Ofsted Annual Report 2019/20.:
Dataset updated to include some inspection outcomes that had been left out incorrectly.
20 January 2021

Conditions and requirements for the assessment of MFL GCSEs in 2021

Proposals to modify the assessment requirements for GCSEs in modern foreign languages in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
updated
9:30am, 5 November 2020

Social care common inspection framework (SCCIF): children’s homes

Guidance on assurance visits Ofsted will carry out from September 2020 and the framework for how we inspect children’s homes.
Ofsted is pausing assurance visits to children’s homes during the national lockdown starting on 5 November.
4 November 2020

Social care common inspection framework (SCCIF): boarding schools and residential special schools

Guidance on assurance visits Ofsted will carry out from September 2020 and the framework for how we inspect boarding and residential special schools.
Assurance visits: residential special schools – Ofsted is pausing assurance visits to residential special schools during the national lockdown starting on 5 November.
Time updated
5:15pm, 4 November 2020

Social care common inspection framework (SCCIF): residential family centres

Guidance on assurance visits Ofsted will carry out from September 2020 and the framework for how we inspect residential family centres.
Assurance visits: residential family centres – Ofsted is pausing assurance visits to residential family centres during the national lockdown starting on 5 November.
5:16pm, 4 November 2020

Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI): annual Ofsted report letters

Annual Ofsted report letters on the inspection work by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI).
Added Ofsted’s annual report on the inspection work by the Independent Schools Inspectorate for the academic year 2019 to 2020.
5 November 2020

Amanda Spielman at NCASC 2020

Ofsted’s Chief Inspector gave a speech at the online National Children and Adult Services (NCASC) Conference.
First published.
6 November 2020

Community Health and Wellbeing Worker apprenticeship standard

We are asking for feedback from employers and front-line workers to inform the development of the Community Health and Wellbeing Worker apprenticeship standard.
First published.
11:36am, 4 November 2020

Children's homes: inspection forms

Annex A form for children’s homes and secure children’s homes to fill in ahead of assurance visits.
Change made
Updated Annex A for assurance visits that Ofsted will carry out from September 2020.
Updated 18 August 2020

Changes to Ofsted’s statistical reporting of inspection outcomes for state-funded schools: an analysis of the changes

Following a consultation we have changed our statistical methodology for reporting on inspection outcomes, and this document analyses the impact of those changes on the data.
Change made
Replaced the document ‘Changes to Ofsted’s statistical reporting of inspection outcomes for state-funded schools: historical datasets’. The total number of pupils on the 31 August 2016 tab was from 2017.
updated 18 August 2020

Interim phase: further education and skills providers

An operational note for Her Majesty’s Inspectors carrying out interim visits and new provider monitoring visits to further education and skills providers from 28 September 2020.
Interim visits to providers will take place remotely during the national lockdown starting on Thursday 5 November.

Inspecting local authority children's services from 2018

Ofsted’s framework and guidance for inspecting local authority services for children (ILACS) in need of help and protection, children in care and care leavers.
Ofsted is pausing ILACS visits during the national lockdown 4 November 2020

Interim visits: registered early years providers

An operational note for Ofsted inspectors carrying out interim visits to registered early years providers from 1 September 2020.
Added a note on how we will carry out visits during the national lockdown starting on 5 November.
3:15pm, 4 November 2020

Interim phase: area SEND

An operational note for Her Majesty’s Inspectors and Care Quality Commission inspectors carrying out interim visits to local areas regarding their special educational needs and disabilities arrangements from October 2020.
Ofsted is pausing local area SEND visits during the national lockdown starting on 5 November.
4 November 2020

Education plans from September 2020

Guidance for education providers about Ofsted’s phased return to inspection.
Added information about how we will carry out our work during the national restrictions starting on 5 November.
3:15pm, 4 November 2020

Ofsted pen portraits of Her Majesty's Inspectors (HMIs)

The HMI pen portraits give a biographical summary of individuals’ expertise, including their experience and qualifications.
Change made
Updated Ofsted’s list of current inspectors.
19 October 2020

Exploring Ofsted inspection data with Data View

Page summary
Use Data View to explore inspection data for children’s social care, early years, further education and skills, initial teacher education providers and state-funded schools.

Residential family centres: documents for visits

Annex A form for residential family centres to fill in ahead of Ofsted assurance visits.
Change made
Updated Annex A for assurance visits that Ofsted will carry out from September 2020.
Updated 18 August 2020

Boarding schools and residential special schools: visit documents

Annex A for assurance visits to boarding schools and residential special schools from September 2020. Change made
Updated Annex A for assurance visits that Ofsted will carry out from September 2020.
Updated 18 August 2020

State-funded school inspections and outcomes: management information

Management information aggregated and published monthly, and a one-off publication of inspections and outcomes from 2005 to 2015.
Change made
Updated the release schedule to include the upcoming publication date.
Updated 18 August 2020

Early years and childcare statistics

Statistics from Ofsted for early years and childcare.
Change made
Added new transparency data on joiners and leavers in the childcare sector.
Updated 18 August 2020

Inspecting local authority children's services from 2018

Ofsted’s framework and guidance for inspecting local authority services for children in need of help and protection, children in care and care leavers.
Change made
Updated the framework, setting out arrangements for focused visits in light of the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19). Also converted documents to a more accessible format. updated
17 August 2020

Inspecting secure training centres: framework

The framework and evaluation schedule for inspection of secure training centres and guidance on assurance visits that Ofsted will carry out from September 2020.
Change made
Added guidance on assurance visits that Ofsted will carry out from 1 September 2020 and updated letter requesting information for visits.
updated 17 August 2020

Social care common inspection framework (SCCIF) and assurance visits

Guidance on assurance visits to children’s social care providers and the social care common inspection framework (SCCIF).
Change made
Added guidance on assurance visits that Ofsted will carry out from September 2020.
Updated 17 August 2020

Using Ofsted logos and copyright

Guidance on using Ofsted’s logos, plus copyright information.
Change made
Added specific section on logo use for childminder agencies.
Updated 17 August 2020

Consultation on the assessment and awarding of Vocational, Technical and other General Qualifications in 2020 to 2021

Our proposals for extending the Extraordinary Regulatory Framework. First published. 3 August 2020

Proposed changes to the assessment of GCSEs, AS and A levels in 2021

Proposals to modify the assessment requirements for some GCSEs, AS and A levels in response to disruption to education caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Change made
Final outcomes and details of decisions added, as well as an analysis of responses and an annex to explain planned changes for individual subjects and qualifications. Updated 3 August 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): reducing burdens on educational and care settings

List of data collections, services or requests which will be cancelled, paused or will continue. Change made

Updated with the collections which have been cancelled or are now due to continue.
updated 3 August 2020

State-funded school inspections and outcomes: management information

Page summary
Management information published monthly, and a one-off publication of inspections and outcomes from 2005 to 2015.

School inspection data summary report (IDSR) guide

Page summary
This guide gives an overview of the inspection data summary report (IDSR) for primary and secondary schools, along with information to help interpret the charts.

Further education and skills statistics

Page summary
Ofsted inspection statistics for further education and skills.

Consented addresses for childminders and domestic childcare

This report details the names and addresses for childminders and childcare on domestic premises, where the provider has consented for their name and address to be published on the Ofsted inspection report website. updated 9:30am, 15 May 2020

Further education and skills inspections and outcomes: management information from September 2019 to August 2020

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

2019

Registering emergency children’s homes as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic: fast-track applications

Guide for local authorities and existing registered providers on fast-tracking their application to register children’s homes services. updated 9:30am, 11 May 2020

Registering children’s homes in an emergency as a direct result of COVID-19 pandemic: fast-track applications

Guide for local authorities and existing registered providers on fast-tracking their application to register children’s homes services. updated 12:06pm, 11 May 2020

Ofsted: prompt payment data 2019 to 2020

Data on how long it takes Ofsted to pay invoices updated 12:06pm, 11 May 2020.

Non-association independent schools inspections and outcomes in England: August 2019

Page summary
Provisional data for the period September 2018 to August 2019 and revised data for the period September 2017 to August 2018.

Moderation and verification of centre assessment judgements

Page summary
Consultation on awarding organisation controls around centre assessment judgements.

Change made
Consultation decisions and analysis of responses published.

Further education and skills statistics

Page summary
Ofsted inspection statistics for further education and skills.

Change made
Added Further education and skills inspections and outcomes as at 28 February 2019.
Time updated
9:30am, 27 June 2019

Further education and skills inspections and outcomes as at 28 February 2019

Page summary
Data covers the period 1 September 2018 to 28 February 2019.

Change made
First published.
Time updated
9:30am, 27 June 2019

Inspecting education quality: lesson observation and workbook scrutiny

Page summary
These reports look into reliable and valid methods for inspectors to assess the quality of education using lesson observation and workbook scrutiny.

Change made
First published.
Time updated
9:30am, 26 June 2019

Local area SEND inspections: information for families

Page summary
Information for families about inspections of local area services for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).

Change made
Added dates and webinar links for Portsmouth City Council, London Borough of Harrow and Middlesbrough Borough Council.
Time updated
4:28pm, 25 June 2019

Ofsted Chief Inspector repeats call for outstanding school exemption to be lifted as more schools lose top Ofsted grade

Only 16% of outstanding primary and secondary schools inspected this academic year retained their top Ofsted rating, according to official statistics published today. 10:02am, 13 June 2019: First published.

State-funded schools statistics

Official statistics on the inspections and outcomes of maintained schools and academies in England. 9:30am, 13 June 2019: Added State-funded schools inspections and outcomes as at 31 March 2019 to collection page.

State-funded schools inspections and outcomes as at 31 March 2019

Data covers the period 1 September 2018 to 31 March 2019. 9:30am, 13 June 2019: First published.

Amanda Spielman at National Governance Association

Amanda Spielman spoke about the response to the consultation on the education inspection framework and what the new framework means for governors. 12:06pm, 10 June 2019: Minor change to the ‘Data’ section to reflect the Chief Inspector’s words more accurately.

Further education and skills inspections and outcomes: management information from September 2018 to August 2019


Management information showing in-year and most recent inspection outcomes.
9:30am, 10 April 2019: Added management information as at 31 March 2019.

Further education and skills inspection handbook (EIF)

Handbook for Ofsted inspectors on inspecting further education and skills providers under the education inspection framework, for use from September 2019.
12:00am, 14 May 2019: First published.

Using Ofsted’s IDSR: early years foundation stage profile to key stage 4

Guidance for the primary and secondary inspection data summary report (IDSR).

3:59pm, 1 May 2019: Primary and secondary guidance documents updated to incorporate recent three term absence data release.

Retaining Ofsted's current grading system in education

This report sets out the arguments and evidence for keeping Ofsted’s existing 4-point grading system. 12:00am, 30 April 2019: First published.

Local area SEND inspections: information for families

Information for families about inspections of local area services for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). 11:35am, 29 April 2019: Added revisit dates for the London Borough of Brent.

Social care surveys: guidance for providers

Guidance for social care providers about distributing the 2019 surveys and a promotional poster that they can use.

9:30am, 29 April 2019: Updated guidance and promotional posters for social care providers for 2019 surveys.

Joint inspections of arrangements and services for children in need of help and protection

Framework and guidance for joint targeted area inspections of local area services.
9:30am, 16 May 2019: Added updated document – a summary of changes is included at the end of the framework.

Amanda Spielman at the National Day Nurseries Association

Page summary
Amanda Spielman spoke about the education inspection framework (EIF) and offered clarity on how Ofsted inspects.

Change made
First published.
Time updated
2:31pm, 28 June 2019

Education inspection framework 2019: inspecting the substance of education

Ofsted seeks your views on our proposals for changes to the education inspection framework from September 2019.
12:00am, 14 May 2019: Added the consultation response report, a document on inspecting the curriculum and our inspection methodology and an equality, diversity and inclusion statement.

Knife crime: safeguarding children and young people in education


Ofsted carried out a research project on knife crime in education. This report sets out our findings and recommendations.
16 January 2019 — Guidance

Knife crime: safeguarding children and young people in education

Page summary
Ofsted carried out a research project on knife crime in education. This report sets out our findings and recommendations.

Change made
Added link to provider level survey response data.


Responses to our research into knife crime

Page summary
The provider-level responses from London schools to our knife crime survey.

Change made
First published.


Social care common inspection framework (SCCIF)

Page summary
The social care common inspection framework, or SCCIF, sets out how Ofsted will inspect social care establishments and agencies.

Change made
Minor updates to all SCCIF handbooks including additional guidance for inspectors in the ‘Listening and talking to children and young people’ sections and updated guidance in the ‘Conduct during inspections’ sections.


Children's social care services: raising concerns with Ofsted

Page summary
How to share concerns about children’s social care services with Ofsted, including whistleblowing, and what we will do with the information.

Change made
As we work to improve the accessibility of our website, we have made updates to the structure and layout of this page.


Accessibility statement: register as a childminder service

Page summary
This accessibility statement is for our register as a childminder digital service.

Change made
First published.


Ofsted Parent View toolkit for schools

This toolkit explains Ofsted Parent View. Schools can use it to encourage parents and carers to share their experiences of their child’s school.
29 August 2019

Section 8 school inspection handbook

Guidance for Ofsted inspectors carrying out school inspections under section 8 of the Education Act 2005.
2 September 2019

Amanda Spielman's speech to the North Yorkshire Coast Opportunity Area

Ofsted’s Chief Inspector discussed her visits to 3 schools in the North Yorkshire Coast Opportunity Area and the new inspection framework consultation.

1:03pm, 2 May 2019: First published. Read More...


16 January 2019 — Open consultation

Education inspection framework 2019: inspecting the substance of education


Ofsted seeks your views on our proposals for changes to the education inspection framework from September 2019.

16 March 2019 — Speech

Amanda Spielman's speech at the 2019 ASCL annual conference


Ofsted’s Chief Inspector spoke at the ASCL (Association of School and College Leaders) Annual Conference 2019 in Birmingham.

13 March 2019 — Press release

A new and robust inspection regime for secure training centres


Ofsted has published a new joint inspection framework for secure training centres (STCs) that promises to focus even more closely on those are judged inadequate.
12 March 2019 — Research and analysis

Inspecting safeguarding in early years, education and skills

Guidance for Ofsted inspectors to use when inspecting safeguarding under the common inspection framework.
12:00am, 14 May 2019: Added a new version of inspecting safeguarding guidance, to be used alongside the new education inspection framework from September 2019 onwards.

Ofsted inspection handbooks: drafts for consultation


Proposed inspection handbooks for early years, maintained schools and academies, non-association independent schools and further education and skills.

16 January 2019 — Guidance

Education inspection framework: draft for consultation


The draft education inspection framework for 2019 sets out how Ofsted proposes to inspect schools, further education and skills provision and registered early years settings

State-funded school inspections and outcomes: management information


Management information published monthly and a one-off publication of inspections and outcomes from 2005 to 2015.
9:30am, 11 April 2019: Published management information as at 31 March 2019.

Local area SEND inspections: information for families


Information for families about inspections of local area services for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).
3:29pm, 10 April 2019: Added revisit dates for Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council

Ofsted annual fostering data collection


Guidance and a suggested template for local authorities and independent fostering agencies to use when sending fostering data to Ofsted.

12:50pm, 10 April 2019: In preparation for the launch of Ofsted’s annual fostering data collection 2018 to 2019 the upload template, guidance and troubleshooting page have been updated. The fostering collection runs from 15 April 2019 until 30 June 2019.

Better Governor Webinar Schedule


Other items archived for reference

A warm welcome to COGNUS

Cognus Governor Services As from 1 April 2019, COGNUS, in conjunction with Merton LA Governor Services is pleased to be providing Surrey County Council’s statutory responsibilities in relation to school governance. This includes the Read more...

The transition out of the Babcock4S contract

The SCC guide to changes following the cessation of the Babcock 4S contract a very useful guide in grid form is available here. Read More...


DfE Consultations

2021 August

Guidance for parents and carers of children attending out-of-school settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak:

Actions for early years and childcare providers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Actions for schools during the coronavirus outbreak:

Transport to schools and colleges during the COVID-19 pandemic

Find a Skills Bootcamp:

July

Teachers' standards

National Skills Fund

DfE external data shares

Free courses for jobs

Find a free level 3 qualification

Permanent exclusions and suspensions in England: 2019 to 2020

Majority of schools sign up to boost education over the summer

Initial teacher training performance profiles: 2019 to 2020

Statistics: initial teacher training

Statistics: exclusions

National Tutoring Programme (NTP)

Keeping children safe in education

Barring unsuitable individuals from managing independent schools

Find a Skills Bootcamp

Common basic data set (CBDS): requests for change (RFC) 2021

Common basic data set (CBDS): database

Train to teach in England: non-UK applicants

Prompt payment data for Department for Education

Apply for the National Leaders of Governance programme
29 July 2021.

NEET and participation: local authority figures

School and trust governance during coronavirus (COVID-19):

Higher education graduate outcomes survey UK: open data 2018 to 2019

Choosing a phonics teaching programme

Find, join or create a network for school business professionals

Responsibility for exams

School attendance: guidance for schools

Open academies, free schools, studio schools and UTCs

School Teachers’ Review Body 31st report: 2021

Adoption strategy: achieving excellence everywhere

Remote education webinars

Coronavirus (COVID-19) local restrictions in education and childcare settings

Find volunteers to become school governors and trustees

Find, join or create a network for school business professionals

R value and growth rate: statement of voluntary compliance with the Code of Practice for Statistics

Get help with technology during coronavirus (COVID-19)

June

HE student mental health and wellbeing: sector insights
First published.28 June 2021

Higher education and mental health: analyses of the LSYPE cohorts
First published, 28 June 2021

Providing school meals during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
, 28 June 2021

Early years foundation stage (EYFS) statutory framework
28 June 2021

Disapplication notice: school inspections legislation changes
25 June 2021

The R value and growth rate
25 June 2021.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): courts and tribunals guidance:
25 June 2021

(COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do
25 June 2021

Pupil premium: effective use and accountability
2:00pm, 24 June 2021

Pupil premium
2:00pm, 24 June 2021

Safeguarding and radicalisation: children’s social care learning
24 June 2021

Education technology (EdTech) survey: 2020 to 2021
24 June 2021

Participation in education, training and employment: 2020
24 June 2021

Statistics: NEET and participation
24 June 2021

Apprenticeships and traineeships: June 2021
, 24 June 2021

Statistics: further education and skills
9:30am, 24 June 2021

Statistics: Student loan forecasts
9:30am, 24 June 2021

Special educational needs in England: January 2021 9:30am, 24 June 2021

Statistics: special educational needs (SEN)
updated, 24 June 2021

Literature review into online and blended learning in FE
10:13am, 24 June 2021

£483 million investment to boost and improve school buildings
Thousands of children to benefit from improved facilities, as the Government builds back better from the pandemic.
updated:, 23 June 2021

Senior mental health lead training
updated, 22 June 2021

Baroness Berridge speech to the Sixth Form Colleges Association
22 June 2021

Government announces more than 60,000 fans permitted to attend Euro 2020 semi-finals
First published 22 June 2021

Coronavirus (COVID-19): reducing burdens on educational and care settings
updated, 22 June 2021

Risk assessment and action planning when implementing the Prevent Duty in higher education (HE)
First published. 22 June 2021

National assessment and accreditation system (NAAS)
Updated, 22 June 2021

Induction for newly qualified teachers during the coronavirus outbreak
, 21 June 2021

Strengthening families, protecting children (SFPC) programme
21 June 2021

Education Sector Advisory Group minutes
, 21 June 2021

If you cannot get an NHS COVID Pass letter
updated:21 June 2021

What your NHS COVID Pass letter tells you
Time updated: 21 June 2021

May

Evaluating the education inspection framework: for schools and further education and skills providers
21 May 2021

Funding boost for pupils leaving alternative provision
21 May 2021

Evaluation of the alternative provision innovation fund
21 May 2021

Early-career payments for teachers
21 May 2021

Get school-to-school support from system leaders
20 May 2021

Education Secretary addresses Centre for Social Justice
20 May 2021

Apprenticeships and traineeships: May 2021
20 May 2021

Children's Social Care Innovation Programme: insights and evaluation
20 May 2021

Recruit teachers from overseas
How schools can hire teachers who are not UK or Irish nationals.
Added information about the Acclimatisation pilot scheme.
19 May 2021

More support for local areas to drive up school standards
£10 million for intensive support in four areas of the country to increase proportion of pupils in Good or Outstanding schools
19 May 2021

Thousands more young people to benefit from Opportunity Areas
Fifth year of Opportunity Area announced, backed by £18 million to build back better for children and young people in disadvantaged regions
19 May 2021

Opportunity areas insight guides
Reports sharing the lived experience of those working hard to make a difference in opportunity areas.
19 May 2021

Agreement between an employer and the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA)
Employer agreement with the ESFA to pay training providers to carry out apprenticeship training.
19 May 2021

Trust Capacity Fund (TCaF)
Apply for TCaF 2021 to 2022, a £24 million fund to help trusts develop their capacity to grow and take on underperforming schools in higher need areas.
19 May 2021

Multi-academy trusts: establishing and developing your trust
How MATs can grow their trust, including using a trust partnership arrangement. Updated ‘building strong academy trusts: guidance for academy trusts and prospective converter’ and ‘Trust partnerships guidance’. Replaced the ‘Multi-academy trust (MAT): school improvement capacity framework’ with a ‘Multi-academy trust (MAT): assurance framework’ and guidance on how to use this framework.
19 May 2021

Post-16 Capacity Fund
How eligible providers of 16 to 19 education can apply for capital investment to accommodate upcoming demographic increases in 16 to 19-year-olds.
18 May 2021

New legislation to help transform opportunities for all
The Skills and post-16 Education Bill will support vital reforms to post-16 education so more people can gain the skills needed to secure great jobs.
18 May 2021

Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak: 23 March 2020 to 13 May 2021
Attendance in education settings since Monday 23 March 2020 and early years settings since Thursday 16 April 2020.
18 May 2021

Free schools: pre-opening guide
The processes proposer groups will need to follow and the resources they can use to open successfully.
Updated ‘Free school pre-opening guide’ and ‘Annexes A to F: checklists and briefs’.
18 May 2021

Free school staffing issues
Information on free school pensions issues.
Removed ‘Underwriting a principal designate’s salary: letter to free school trusts’ – this guidance has now been included in the Free school pre-opening guide.
18 May 2021

Measuring the net present value of further education in England 2018 to 2019
Estimates of the economic return from further education qualifications started in academic year 2018 to 2019.
17 May 2021

Step up to social work
Applications for the 2022 programme have now closed.
17 May 2021

Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel: annual report 2020
An independent annual report for serious child safeguarding incidents in 2020.
14 May 2021

Safeguarding system needs to tackle “stubborn challenges”
A new report calls for government departments and all those who work to safeguard children to have a shared focus on tackling the “stubborn challenges” in child protection.
14 May 2021

Arrangements for non-exam assessment for qualifications in 2022
Ofqual consultation on arrangements for non-exam assessment and fieldwork requirements for students entering GCSEs, AS and A level qualifications in 2022.
14 May 2021

Changes to the School Admissions Code
We’re seeking views on a revised version of the School Admissions Code to support vulnerable children.
13 May 2021

Every school with Reception class offered early language training
Every school in England with a Reception class to be offered expert training in early language and communication.
13 May 2021

Changes to the School Admissions Code
We’re seeking views on a revised version of the School Admissions Code to support vulnerable children.
13 May 2021

Consultation on arrangements for an autumn 2021 exam series
Proposals for an additional exam series in autumn 2021 in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
13 May 2021

Education, health and care plans: England 2021
Data on the number of children and young people with a statement of special educational needs (SEN) or education, health and care (EHC) plan in England.
13 May 2021

Statistics: special educational needs (SEN)
Statistics on pupils with SEN, including information on educational attainment, destinations, absence, exclusions, and characteristics.
13 May 2021

Coronavirus (COVID-19) local restrictions in education and childcare settings
How settings can prepare for restrictions to help contain community transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19).
13 May 2021

Universities to comply with free speech duties or face sanctions
Landmark Bill will require universities to promote freedom of speech on campus and legal duties will also be extended to students’ unions
12 May 2021

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for children's social care services
Advice about coronavirus (COVID-19) for local authorities and their partners to help support and protect vulnerable children.
12 May 2021

National professional qualifications (NPQs) reforms
The government’s plans to introduce new national professional qualifications (NPQs) and review existing NPQs.
11 May 2021

Early years ITT requirements and supporting advice
Advice for providers looking to offer early years initial teacher training (ITT).
11 May

Protective measures for holiday or after-school clubs and other out-of-school settings for children during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
Protective measures for providers of community activities, holiday or after-school clubs, tuition and other out-of-school settings offering provision to children during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
We have converted the guidance to HTML to make it easier to read. We have not changed any of the guidance from the update on 10 May.

Schools and colleges to benefit from boost in expert mental health support
17 million in mental health funding for schools and colleges to help them recover from the challenges of the pandemic.
10 May 2021

Institutes of technology wave 2 competition
An overview of the competition and how to apply.
10 May 2021

Find a free level 3 qualification
Details of free level 3 qualifications available to eligible adults and the colleges and training providers who are currently able to offer free places.
10 May 2021

Education staff wellbeing charter
An explanation of the education staff wellbeing charter and the benefits of using it.
10 May 2021

National Skills Fund
An overview of the National Skills Fund which aims to help adults to train and gain the valuable skills they need to improve their job prospects and support the economy.
10 May 2021

Free courses for jobs
Details of the free courses and qualifications for adults (19+) available through the Lifetime Skills Guarantee including eligibility criteria and how to apply.
10 May 2021

Actions for schools during the coronavirus outbreak
We have updated our guidance in line with Step 3 of the roadmap, including information on face coverings, attendance, pupils travelling to the UK from abroad, educational visits, wraparound provision and extra-curricular activity, music, dance and drama, pupil wellbeing and state-funded school inspection. We have also added further guidance on domestic residential educational visits and a section on transitional, taster and open days.
10 May 2021

Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse custodial institutions report: government response
Government response to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) custodial institutions report about placement in secure children’s homes.
7 May 2021

Placing children for ‘welfare’ and ‘justice’ reasons together in secure children’s homes
Research report considering whether the practice of placing children together in secure children’s homes for justice and welfare reasons increases the risk of child sexual abuse.
7 May 2021

Special schools and other specialist settings: coronavirus (COVID-19)
What all special schools and other specialist settings will need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Change made:
Updated ‘Rapid asymptomatic testing in specialist settings’ to reflect the introduction of nasal swab only tests at asymptomatic testing sites
7 May 2021

DfE monthly workforce management information: 2020 to 2021
Staff numbers and costs for the Department for Education (DfE) group for the financial year 2020 to 2021.
7 May 2021

Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing in schools and colleges: grant funding
Conditions of grant funding for the national roll-out of rapid mass testing for coronavirus (COVID-19) in schools and colleges.
7 May 2021

Senior DfE staff travel, hospitality and meetings: 2020 to 2021
Data on travel, hospitality and meetings expenses for senior civil servants at the Department for Education (DfE) for the financial year 2020 to 2021.
7 May 2021

Headteacher board meetings schedule and preparation templates
Schedule of headteacher board meetings 2021 to 2022 and meeting preparation templates.
3:59pm, 7 May 2021

Alternative provision census 2022: technical specification
Business and technical specification for local authorities and software suppliers to prepare for the alternative provision census 2022.
, 7 May 2021

April

College collaboration fund (CCF) projects
A summary of the projects developed using CCF funding and resources developed by lead and partner colleges.
Change made:
Added ‘CCF – Northern School of Art’ to the remote education section of ‘Resources’.
6 May 2021

Reception baseline assessment: equality impact assessment
Equality impact assessment of the reception baseline assessment.
6 May 2021

School attendance: guidance for schools
Covers registers and attendance codes (including circumstances due to coronavirus (COVID-19)), school hours and term dates, and improving school attendance.
Change made:
‘Securing full attendance: support for schools and local authorities’ – updated advice for supporting attendance for children with a social worker and section on actions local authorities might want to take to support attendance.
5 May 2021

Providing school meals during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
Guidance for schools and local authorities on school meals arrangements during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Change made:
‘Providing school meals during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak’ guidance updated to include information on the claims window for additional costs.
5 May 2021

Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak: 23 March 2020 to 29 April 2021 Attendance in education settings since Monday 23 March 2020 and early years settings since Thursday 16 April 2020.
5 May 2021

Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
Attendance in education settings since Monday 23 March 2020 and early years settings since Thursday 16 April 2020.
Change made:
Added ‘Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak: 23 March 2020 to 29 April 2021’.
Time updated:
12:00pm, 5 May 2021

Procurement at DfE Bidding for Department for Education (DfE) contracts.
, 5 May 2021

Coronavirus (COVID-19): driver and rider trainer guidance
How driving instructors and motorcycle trainers should work safely during coronavirus (COVID-19), business support, and restrictions on driving lessons.
Updated to confirm the restart of driving lessons in England and Wales from 12 April 2021, and the restart of driving tests in England and Wales from 22 April 2021.

How HMRC works out trading profits and non-trading income for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme
Find out how your trading profits and non-trading income are used to work out your SEISS eligibility and grant amount. This guidance has been updated with information about the fourth SEISS grant. 9 April 2021

£18 million announced for cycle training for children and their families
As COVID-19 restrictions lift, Transport Secretary invests in the Bikeability cycling proficiency training scheme so that more people can feel confident cycling.
First published, 9 April 2021

New campaign urges public to get tested twice a week
From Friday 9 April, everyone in England will be eligible for free rapid COVID-19 tests, twice a week.
First published., 9 April 2021

Check if you can claim a grant through the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme If you’re self-employed or a member of a partnership and have been impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) find out if you can use this scheme to claim a grant.
This guidance has been updated with information about the fourth SEISS grant.9 April 2021

How your trading conditions affect your eligibility for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme Find out what we mean by reduced activity, capacity or demand or temporary closure and read examples of how this could affect your eligibility. 9 April 2021

High needs provision capital allocations
Local authority funding to support the provision of new places for children with special educational needs and disabilities or requiring alternative provision. First published. 9 April 2021

£280m capital funding boost for children and young people with SEND
Investment will provide more specialist places and improve provision for SEND pupils across country First published. 9 April 2021

COVID-19 mental health and wellbeing surveillance: Spotlights
Spotlight reports are part of the COVID-19: mental health and wellbeing surveillance report. They describe variation among the population. Change made:
Added new Parents and carers spotlight. 8 April 2021

Coronavirus (COVID-19): grassroots sports guidance for safe provision including team sport, contact combat sport and organised sport events
Information on how to safely provide grassroots sport and physical activity during COVID restrictions, including the team sport framework, contact combat sport framework, and advice on organised sport participation events 8 April 2021

Coronavirus (COVID-19): reducing burdens on educational and care settings
List of data collections, services or requests which will be cancelled, paused or will continue.
Change made:
Removed ‘Data collections which will continue’, ‘Data services which will continue’ and ‘Data collections and services which were cancelled for the 2019 to 2020 academic or financial year’.8 April 2021

Find, join or create a network for school business professionals
How business professionals working in schools can find, join or create a network of local school business professionals. Updated ‘Find a school business professional network’ – added ‘Leicester Secondary Education Improvement Partnership Business Managers’. updated:8 April 2021

Coronavirus (COVID-19): getting tested
Guidance on coronavirus testing, including who is eligible for a test and how to get tested.
Updated guidance on how to get regular rapid tests if you do not have symptoms.8 April 2021

Understanding lateral flow antigen testing for people without symptoms
An explanation of the technology behind asymptomatic testing and the role these tests play in the national COVID-19 testing programme.
Updated guidance on what to do following a positive rapid lateral flow test, including when to self-isolate. Updated guidance on how to get regular rapid tests if you do not have symptoms. 8 April 2021

Letter from the Health and Social Care Secretary on use of the Moderna vaccine
Matt Hancock wrote to the JCVI in response to their advice on use of Moderna in the COVID-19 vaccination programme and recommended dosing intervals. 8 April 2021

Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)
Find out how to make your workplace COVID-secure.:
The visitor economy – Updated on to reflect Step 2 of the roadmap.8 April 2021

Coronavirus (COVID-19): grassroots sports guidance for the public and sport providers
This guidance sets out information for the public and sport providers on how to participate in grassroots sport and physical activity during COVID restrictions.
Updated to include information on step 2 of the roadmap. 8 April 2021

COVID-19: mental health and wellbeing surveillance report
This is a routinely updated report about population mental health and wellbeing in England during the COVID-19 pandemic. Updated to include data up to week 7, 2021 (15 February) and new link added to ‘Spotlights: variation within the population’. 8 April 2021

National protocol for COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna
This protocol is for the administration of COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna to individuals in accordance with the national COVID-19 vaccination programme. 8 April 2021

COVID-19 vaccination programme
Documents relating to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination programme. 8 April 2021

Train to teach in England: non-UK applicants
Find out what you’ll need to train to teach in England, including information about qualifications, visas and immigration, and financial support First published.7 April 2021

What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during COVID-19
Information for parents and carers about attending schools, nurseries and colleges in the spring term 2021. We have updated advice on the use of face coverings in education and updated information to reflect commencement of step 2 of the COVID-19 response – spring 2021. 7 April 2021

Protective measures for holiday or after-school clubs and other out-of-school settings for children during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
Protective measures for providers of community activities, holiday or after-school clubs, tuition and other out-of-school settings offering provision to children during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. We have updated advice on the use of face coverings, Lateral Flow Device (LFD) and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing and self-isolation. We have removed information on who can attend out-of-school settings prior to 29 March and updated information to reflect the commencement of step 2 of the COVID-19 Response – spring 2021. 7 April 2021

Guidance for parents and carers of children attending out-of-school settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
Guidance for parents and carers of children attending community activities, holiday or after-school clubs, tuition and other out-of-school settings.
Change made:
We have updated advice on the use of face coverings in schools and out-of-school settings and added new guidance on test and trace support payments. We have also removed information on who can attend out-of-school settings prior to 29 March and updated information to reflect the commencement of step 2 of the COVID-19 response – spring 2021.7 April 2021

Behaviour experts to support schools with poor discipline
School leaders with outstanding records on behaviour selected to support other schools as part of £10 million Behaviour Hubs programme 7 April 2021

School-to-school support directory
Find and contact a system leader in your area.
updated School-to-school support directory. 7 April 2021

Apply for step up to social work
A link to a website which you can use to apply and get more information about the programme., 7 April 2021

EYFS staff:child ratios – DfE approved qualifications
Lists of qualifications that meet DfE’s criteria for counting in the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework staff:child ratios. We have updated the ‘Early years qualifications: from 1 September 2014’ spreadsheets. 7 April 2021
What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during COVID-19
Information for parents and carers about attending schools, nurseries and colleges in the spring term 2021. 7 April 2021

Guidance for parents and carers of children attending out-of-school settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
Guidance for parents and carers of children attending community activities, holiday or after-school clubs, tuition and other out-of-school settings.
We have updated advice on the use of face coverings in schools and out-of-school settings and added new guidance on test and trace support payments. We have also removed information on who can attend out-of-school settings prior to 29 March and updated information to reflect the commencement of step 2 of the COVID-19 response – spring 2021. 7 April 2021

Protective measures for holiday or after-school clubs and other out-of-school settings for children during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
Protective measures for providers of community activities, holiday or after-school clubs, tuition and other out-of-school settings offering provision to children during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. We have updated advice on the use of face coverings, Lateral Flow Device (LFD) and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing and self-isolation. We have removed information on who can attend out-of-school settings prior to 29 March and updated information to reflect the commencement of step 2 of the COVID-19 Response – spring 2021. 7 April 2021

Face coverings in education
Page summary:
Guidance on the use of face coverings for schools and other education institutions that teach people in years 7 and above in England. Update on the use of face coverings in education and the roadmap review process as part of step 3.
6 April 2021

Face coverings in schools and colleges to remain in place
Page summary:
Face coverings in schools and colleges are to remain in place at start of summer term, following an ongoing review of the evidence and data
First published.6 April 2021

Actions for schools during the coronavirus outbreak
What all schools will need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Updated ‘Schools coronavirus (COVID-19) operational guidance’.6 April 2021

Imperial College London: Evaluating England’s Roadmap out of Lockdown, 30 March 2021
Paper prepared by Imperial College London on Step 2 of the roadmap.
First published.5 April 2021

UK charities join together to boost vaccine drive
Sixteen frontline charities have formed a new partnership to encourage those with long-term health conditions and their carers to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
First published. 27 February 2021

The R value and growth rate in the UK
The latest reproduction number (R) and growth rate of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK.
Change made:
The R range for the UK is 0.6 to 0.9 and the growth rate range is -6% to -2% per day as of 26 February 2021.
26 February 2021

Scientific evidence supporting the government response to coronavirus (COVID-19)
Evidence considered by the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE).
We have added 4 new papers under February 2021.
26 February 2021

COVID-19 and renting: guidance for landlords, tenants and local authorities
Non-statutory guidance for landlords, tenants and local authorities in the private and social rented sectors in the context of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Change made:
Updated to include link to guidance on the changes to the national lockdown rules from 8 March.
26 February 2021

Slides to accompany coronavirus press conference: 26 February 2021
Slides and datasets on coronavirus presented by Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, and Jonathan Van-Tam, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England.
26 February 2021

Slides, datasets and transcripts to accompany coronavirus press conferences
Slides, datasets and transcripts from press conferences at 10 Downing Street in response to coronavirus.
Change made:
Updated with slides to accompany coronavirus press conference: 26 February 2021

COVID-19: supporting adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults
Guidance for care staff who are supporting adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Updated guidance under ‘Social distancing’ to include that the government has published the ‘COVID-19 Response – Spring 2021’ setting out the roadmap out of the current lockdown for England, and that from 8 March some of the rules on what you can and cannot do will be changing.
26 February 2021

Coronavirus (COVID-19): testing guidance for employers
Guidance for employers and third-party healthcare providers on the regulations and legal obligations of running testing programmes.
Change made:
Updated to reflect the ongoing evolution of private-sector testing. In particular, updated advice in relation to lateral flow device (LFD) testing, routes to access testing, and a more comprehensive supplementary annex for employers and third-party providers wishing to offer workplace testing for asymptomatic employees.
26 February 2021

COVID-19: providing unpaid care to adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults
Guidance for people who are providing unpaid care to adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Updated guidance under ‘Social distancing’ to include that the government has published the ‘COVID-19 Response – Spring 2021’ setting out the roadmap out of the current lockdown for England, and that from 8 March some of the rules on what you can and cannot do will be changing.
26 February 2021

Coronavirus (COVID-19): getting tested
Guidance on coronavirus testing, including who is eligible for a test and how to get tested.
Change made:
Updated to reflect that the employer referral portal is now closed and employers should direct essential workers to the self-referral portal to get a prioritised test.
26 February 2021

Surge testing for new coronavirus (COVID-19) variants
How ‘surge testing’ and genomic sequencing is being used in locations in England where COVID-19 variants have been identified.
Change made:
Updated to reflect that Manchester City Council (areas in M14, M15 and M16), Middlesbrough Council (areas in TS7 and TS8) and Walsall Council (Pleck ward) have completed surge testing. 26 February 2021

Health and Social Care Secretary's statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 26 February 2021
Speech by Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock at the Downing Street coronavirus briefing.
First published. 26 February 2021

NHS Test and Trace: how we test your samples
An overview of the largest diagnostic network in British history, including what happens after you submit your sample and how laboratories process your test.
Change made:
Update to testing information
26 February 2021

Private providers of coronavirus testing
Lists of and information about approved suppliers of private testing kits for coronavirus (COVID-19).
Change made:
Location information added to the general testing providers list. Location not added to the test to release providers list.
26 February 2021

Awarding qualifications in summer 2021
What schools, colleges and students need to know about the arrangements for awarding GCSEs, AS and A levels, VTQs and other qualifications in summer 2021.
First published.
25 February 2021

Housing First Pilot: national evaluation reports
The National Evaluation of Housing First includes a process study, a quantitative assessment of client outcomes and cost benefit analysis and will generate a number of reports over its course.
Change made:
Added the Mobilising Housing First toolkit which provides information for those looking to implement Housing First at a regional or local level. It includes examples of good practice in the pilot areas to help other services design and deliver Housing First.
25 February 2021

Latest findings from antibody surveillance study published
Imperial College London and Ipsos MORI have today published their latest antibody surveillance report tracking COVID-19 infection across England.
25 February 2021

COVID-19: mental health and wellbeing surveillance report
This is a routinely updated report about population mental health and wellbeing in England during the COVID-19 pandemic. : Updated to include latest data. New Spotlight also added on employment and income.
25 February 2021

Consultation on how GCSE, AS and A level grades should be awarded in summer 2021
The approach to awarding GCSE, AS and A level grades in 2021 following the cancellation of exams.
Change made:
Added an accessible, HTML version of the decisions document.
25 February 2021

New campaign encourages the nation to keep going and stay at home
Everyone across the UK is being reminded of the importance of staying at home and the risks in relaxing their behaviour at this crucial point, in a new advertising campaign.
25 February 2021

Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing service for extra care and supported living settings
Guidance on regular retesting for extra care and supported living settings that meet the eligibility criteria.
Temporarily removed the HTML version of ‘Testing service for extra care and supported living settings’.
25 February 2021

Robert Jenrick's speech to the Centre for Social Justice
The Secretary of State’s speech to the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) at the launch of their ‘Close to Home’ report.
Change made:
First published.
25 February 2021

Catch-up premium: coronavirus (COVID-19)
Find out which schools are eligible, what the funding is for, when payments will be made and how funding can be used to help pupils catch up on missed education.
Change made:
Removed document for NELI (Nuffield early language intervention) programme – the recruitment phase for this programme has now ended.
24 February 2021

Business grants data published
Data published for grant schemes providing urgent support to business through national coronavirus restrictions.
24 February 2021

Pupils' progress in the 2020 to 2021 academic year: interim report
A research report presenting interim findings from analysis into the progress pupils have made during the 2020 to 2021 academic year.
24 February 2021

Fund extended to help level-up every corner of United Kingdom
A multibillion-pound fund to level-up opportunities is being extended so that people in every region and nation of the UK can benefit, it was announced today, 24 February.
24 February 2021

Community testing for people without symptoms of coronavirus
Community asymptomatic testing helps identify and isolate individuals who have coronavirus (COVID-19) but do not have symptoms.
Change made:
Added to the list of community testing programme areas in the East Midlands, East of England, North West, South East and South West.
24 February 2021

Reopening businesses and venues in England
This guidance details the steps to reopen certain businesses and venues in England.
First published.
24 February 2021

Guidance for schools: coronavirus (COVID-19)
Find out how to pay VAT payments deferred between 20 March and 30 June 2020. You can pay now or join the VAT deferral new payment scheme.
Change made:
The VAT deferral new payment scheme is now open. A link has been added to join the scheme.
23 February 2021

COVID-19: migrant health guide
Advice and guidance for healthcare practitioners on the health needs of migrant patients.
Change made:
Updated translations from the Department of Health and Social Care about charging exemptions for COVID-19 testing, treatment and vaccination. Additional information added about vitamin D
23 February 2021

PPE deliveries (England): 15 February to 21 February 2021
Experimental statistics showing the latest number of personal protective equipment (PPE) items distributed for use by health and social care services in England.
23 February 2021

COVID-19 vaccination: care home and healthcare settings posters
Information and promotional resources to support the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination programme.
Change made:
COVID-19 vaccination first phase priority groups updated to clarify adult carers included in group 6.
23 February 2021

Fewer than 1 in 5 university students had COVID-19 by end of autumn term
A study conducted by Public Health England (PHE) estimates that 17.8% of university students in England had COVID-19 antibodies. 23 February 2021

Coronavirus England briefing, 23 February 2021
Epidemiological data and hospitalisation metrics used by the government to brief MPs on local restriction tiers. 23 February 2021 PM statement at coronavirus press conference: 22 February 2021
Prime Minister Boris Johnson made a statement at the coronavirus press conference. :
First published.
23 February 2021

Coronavirus (COVID-19): keeping children safe online
Advice and guidance to help parents and carers to keep children safe online during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Change made:
Links to extra resources added to help keep children safe from online harm.
22 February 2021

National lockdown: Stay at Home
Coronavirus cases are rising rapidly across the country. Find out what you can and cannot do.
Change made:
Updated to include a summary of changes to the rules from 8 March.
22 February 2021

Actions for early years and childcare providers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
What childcare services early years settings, childminders and local authorities need to provide during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Change made:
We have withdrawn the ‘Education and childcare settings: national lockdown from 5 January 2021’ guidance and transferred relevant sections into the updated ‘Actions for early years and childcare providers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak’ guidance.
22 February 2021

PM statement to the House of Commons on roadmap for easing lockdown restrictions in England: 22 February 2021
Prime Minister Boris Johnson made a statement to the House of Commons on the roadmap for easing lockdown restrictions in England. 22 February 2021
What all special schools and other specialist settings will need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Change made:
Added ‘Additional operational guidance for special schools, special post-16 institutions and alternative provision’. Removed ‘Guidance for special schools, specialist post-16 providers and alternative provision during the national lockdown’ and ‘Guidance for full opening: special schools and other specialist settings’.
22 February 2021

Prime Minister sets out roadmap to cautiously ease lockdown restrictions
PM Boris Johnson has announced the government’s roadmap to cautiously ease lockdown restrictions in England
22 February 2021

Local authority children’s services: coronavirus (COVID-19)
What local authority children’s services need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Change made:
Added ‘Evidence summary: COVID-19 – children, young people and education settings’ to the collection.
22 February 2021

Further and higher education: coronavirus (COVID-19)
What colleges and universities and other providers need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Change made:
Added ‘Evidence summary: COVID-19 – children, young people and education settings’ to the collection.
22 February 2021

Talented leaders programme evaluation
Evaluation assessing the effectiveness of the talented leaders programme.
Report amended on page 6 to reflect the organisational changes that took place between the beginning and end of the programme.
22 January 2021

Teachers' pension scheme payments: 2020 to 2021
Teachers’ pension scheme payments made on behalf of the Department for Education (DfE) in the 2020 to 2021 financial year.
Change made:
Added ‘Teachers’ pension scheme payments: November 2020’
22 January 2021

Initial teacher training (ITT): criteria and supporting advice
Mandatory guidance on the criteria that organisations must meet to provide initial teacher training (ITT).
Change made:
Update to C1.3 Other background checks section. Added links to Changes to checks for EU sanctions on EEA teachers and Recruit teachers from overseas.
22 January 2021

LA and school expenditure: 2019 to 2020 financial year
How schools and local authorities spent their funding on education, children’s services and social care in the financial year 2019 to 2020.
21 January 2021

Statistics: localauthority and school finance
Statistics on local authority and school spending on education, including academies and children and young people’s services. Added ‘LA and school expenditure: 2019 to 2020 financial year’.
21 January 2021

Pioneering reforms to boost skills and jobs
Skills for Jobs White Paper will revolutionise post-16 education, reshape the training landscape and help the nation build back better
21 January 2021

Skills for jobs: lifelong learning for opportunity and growth
This white paper sets out reforms to post-16 technical education and training to support people to develop the skills needed to get good jobs and improve national productivity.
21 January 2021
21 January 2021

Research to support the independent review of TEF: surveys of HE applicants
Research with higher education applicants to support the independent review of the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF).
21 January 2021

Research to support the independent review of TEF: survey of HE careers advisors
Research with higher education careers advisors to support the independent review of the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF).
21 January 2021

Teachers' pension scheme employer contribution grant: further education providers
Guidance for further education providers on the teachers’ pension grant for the financial years 2019 to 2020 to 2021 to 2022. We have added confirmation that we will pay the FE teachers’ pension scheme employer contribution grant for the full academic year 2021 to 2022.
21 January 2021

Independent review of TEF: report
Report to the Secretary of State for Education from the independent review of the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF).
21 January 2021

Government response to the independent review of TEF
The response from government to the independent review of the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF).
21 January 2021

Evaluation of the statistical elements of TEF
An independent evaluation of the statistical elements of the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) conducted by the Office for National Statistics.
21 January 2021

School admissions appeals code
Statutory guidance on how schools should organise and run their pupil admissions appeals.
Change made:
Changes to the admission appeals regulations during the coronavirus outbreak have been extended until 30 September 2021.
21 January 2021

Admission appeals for school places
These guides will help admission authorities advise those involved with school admission appeals to understand their roles and responsibilities.
Change made:
Changes to school admission appeals due to coronavirus have been extended until 30 September 2021.
,21 January 2021

Lord Glenamara Memorial Prize awards
How to nominate outstanding pupils, teachers and inspiring educational professionals for the Lord Glenamara Memorial Prize awards.
Added in a link to the Lord Glenamara Memorial Awards nomination form which is now open.
21 January 2021

Academy and school governance: professional development
Find out what training is available for school governors and clerks to governing boards.
Change made:
Guidance updated to reflect the allocation of budgets.
21 January 2021

Statistics at DfE
The Department for Education publishes official statistics on education and children.
Change made:
Added ‘Further education college workforce analysis’ to the list of forthcoming ad hoc releases.
21 January 2021

Coronavirus (COVID-19): financial support for education, early years and children’s social care
Funding and financial support available for education, childcare and children’s social care organisations.
Change made:
Updated to remove outdated sector specific guidance for early years providers and reflect detail on public and private income from school-based nursery provision for mainstream state-funded schools.
21 January 2021

National curriculum in England: mathematics programmes of study
The statutory programmes of study and attainment targets for mathematics at key stages 1 to 4.
Change made:
Added information about guidance and resources from the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics.
21 January 2021

Teaching mathematics in primary schools
Guidance for teaching mathematics at key stages 1 and 2 to help pupils progress through the national curriculum.
Change made:
Added a link to the support and materials available from the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching Mathematics.
21 January 2021

What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges
Information for parents and carers about going back to schools, nurseries and colleges in January 2021.
Change made:
This guidance has been updated following the PHE position statement on daily contact testing.
21 January 2021

Coronavirus (COVID-19) asymptomatic testing in schools and colleges
Information for schools and colleges about testing from January.
Change made:
Guidance updated following the PHE position statement on daily contact testing.
21 January 2021

Academy sponsor list
Page summary:
Details of approved academy sponsors.
Change made:
Updated ‘Approved sponsor list’ with January 2021 information.
19 January 2021

Coronavirus (COVID-19): reducing burdens on educational and care settings
List of data collections, services or requests which will be cancelled, paused or will continue. Updated list of data collections, services or requests that are available, closed or paused.
19 January 2021

Higher education staff statistics UK: 2019 to 2020
Details of staff employed at higher education (HE) providers in the UK for the academic year 2019 to 2020.
19 January 2021

Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – 23 March 2020 to 14 January 2021
A summary of attendance in education and early years settings up to 14 January 2021.
19 January 2021

Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
Attendance in education settings since Monday 23 March and early years settings since Thursday 16 April.
Change made:
Added ‘Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – 23 March 2020 to 14 January 2021’
19 January 2021

Laptops, tablets and 4G wireless routers progress data as of 12 January 2021
How many laptops, tablets and 4G wireless routers we have delivered or dispatched to local authorities and academy trusts up until 12 January 2021.
Change made:
Added a link to the official statistics collection page.
19 January 2021

Staffing and employment: advice for schools
Guidance for managing staff and employment issues.
Change made:
Updated to reflect legal changes following EU exit.
18 January 2021

FE funding: initial teacher education (ITE), academic year 2020 to 2021
Funding guidance for further education (FE) organisations and ITE providers for 2020 to 2021 to help train FE teachers.
Change made:
Applications have now closed for further education initial teacher education bursaries and grants for the 2020 to 2021 academic year.
18 January 2021

Subject knowledge enhancement: an introduction
Information about subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) support for initial teacher training (ITT) recruitment.
Change made:
Added a link to the tender to deliver Subject knowledge enhancement (SKE).
18 January 2021

Guidance for full opening: special schools and other specialist settings
What all special schools and other specialist settings will need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
‘Guidance for special schools, specialist post-16 providers and alternative provision during the national lockdown’ updated with information about attendance, recording and remote education expectations.
18 January 2021

Coronavirus (COVID-19) asymptomatic testing for staff in primary schools and nurseries
Information on rapid asymptomatic coronavirus (COVID-19) testing for staff in primary schools, school-based nurseries and maintained nursery schools.
18 January 2021

Keeping children safe in education

National free school meals voucher scheme opens to orders

Current government lockdown Guidance and regulations
5th Jan 2021

The following links are advice on the current lockdown for all.

National lockdown: Stay at Home - GOV.UK
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-lockdown-stay-at-home?utm_source=66664b8c-6ee0-4c42-ae67-5f2e5d703736&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate

Publication of Remote Education information
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/providing-remote-education-information-to-parents-template

Critical Workers and Vulnerable Children
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision

Laptops and tablets progress data as of 19 January 2021
Information about how many laptops and tablets that have been delivered or dispatched to local authorities and academy trusts.
19 January 2021

Statement from Vaccine Deployment Minister Nadhim Zahawi on vaccine deployment

Statement from Chief Medical Adviser for NHS Test and Trace, Susan Hopkins on community testing

Statement from Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty on national alert levels

Statement from Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock on testing and vaccinations



2020

Statement from Chief Medical Officer, Professor Chris Whitty, about new strain of COVID-19 New strain of COVID-19 reported to World Health Organization.

Published 19 December 2020
From:
Department of Health and Social Care

Chief Medical Officer for England, Professor Chris Whitty, said:

As announced on Monday, the UK has identified a new variant of COVID-19 through Public Health England’s genomic surveillance.

As a result of the rapid spread of the new variant, preliminary modelling data and rapidly rising incidence rates in the South East, the New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (NERVTAG) now consider that the new strain can spread more quickly.

We have alerted the World Health Organization and are continuing to analyse the available data to improve our understanding.

There is no current evidence to suggest the new strain causes a higher mortality rate or that it affects vaccines and treatments although urgent work is underway to confirm this.

Given this latest development it is now more vital than ever that the public continue to take action in their area to reduce transmission.

Slides to accompany coronavirus press conference: 19 December 2020


What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Children in need census 2021 to 2022: specification

Children in need census: guide to submitting data

Providing apprenticeships during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Use of the NHS COVID-19 app in education and childcare settings

Face coverings in education

SEND Futures value for money feasibility study

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for children's social care services

Changes to statutory induction during national roll-out

Children looked after return: guide to submitting data

Children in need census 2020 to 2021: specification

Initial teacher training (ITT) bursary: funding manual

School Direct (salaried funding manual)

Postgraduate teaching apprenticeships: funding manual

Early years initial teacher training: 2021 to 2022 funding guidance

Higher education: reopening buildings and campuses

Keeping children safe in out-of-school settings

Keeping children safe in out-of-school settings: code of practice

Guidance for parents and carers on safeguarding children in out-of-school settings

Draft School Admissions Code

Changes to the law on education, health and care needs assessments and plans due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Find, join or create a network for school business professionals
How business professionals working in schools can find, join or create a network of local school business professionals. This guide describes how business professionals working in schools can join or create a school business professional network. Networks help professionals to connect and share information. The school business professional networks directory includes groups that provide peer-to-peer support to help with a broad range of work-related activity, including buying for schools. You can find potential networks by regional schools commissioner (RSC) region. Inclusion in the directory does not constitute a recommendation by the Department for Education.

All levels of staff can benefit from being part of a network.

A network offers many opportunities, including:
• sharing experience and best practice between members and the wider schools sector
• creating an on-call community to resolve problems quickly, saving time and money
• getting better value for money through buying together
• sharing local benchmarking data
• linking to wider local, regional and national networks
• supporting innovation
• being a communication channel between school business professionals, professional bodies and the Department for Education (DfE)
• promoting local opportunities and providing peer support for members

Find out how a school business manager (SBM) established a peer-support network of 50 schools to share innovative strategies
Time updated, 14 August 2020

Further Education Commissioner intervention reports

Critical workers who can access schools or educational settings

Education Sector Advisory Group minutes

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for boarding schools with international students

Statistics at DfE

Guidance for parents and carers of children attending out-of-school settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Guidance for full opening: special schools and other specialist settings

Transport to school and other places of education: autumn term 2020

DfE: annual reports

New school proposals

Actions for schools during the coronavirus outbreak

Actions for early years and childcare providers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Protective measures for holiday or after-school clubs and other out-of-school settings for children during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

School exclusion reviews data collection: how to submit data

Early career framework reforms: overview

Early career framework reforms

Small-scale research projects: summaries

New guidance for schools, colleges and early years

FE Commissioner intervention: Greater Brighton Metropolitan College

Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – 23 March to 29 October 2020 (early years data only)

Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

DfE monthly workforce management information: 2020 to 2021

Flexible working ambassador schools

Strengthening families protecting children programme

Children's Social Care Innovation Programme: insights and evaluation

Children's Social Care Innovation Programme: round 2 evaluation

Package of support for students who have to defer their studies

Improvement notices and directions

Minded to terminate letter to Saint Augustine Webster Catholic Voluntary Academy

Academy sponsor list

Laptops, tablets and 4G wireless routers progress data

Out-of-school settings: voluntary safeguarding code of practice

Seven steps checklist towards running a safe club, activity or tuition class for children

Safeguarding for providers of extra-curricular clubs, youth organisations and study groups

Information for parents choosing an after school club, community activity or tuition

Information for self-employed providers or volunteers running out-of-school settings

Information for providers on keeping children safe in sports clubs and other extra-curricular activities

Actions for schools during the coronavirus outbreak

Actions for early years and childcare providers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak: 23 March to 15 October 2020

Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

How to complete the educational setting status form

Evaluation of regional adoption agencies

Free school travel: funding allocations
Funding for local authorities to spend on home-to-school travel for children from low-income families from 2017 to 2021.
Amended ‘Additional school and college transport capacity funding allocations for the autumn term’ to change the name ‘Worcester City Council’ to ‘Worcestershire County Council’.
19 October 2020

Summer GCSE, AS and A level results 2020: information for students

Pension grants for schools, local authorities and music hubs

Teachers' pay grant methodology

Coronavirus (COVID-19): reducing burdens on educational and care settings

Common transfer file 20: specification and guide

Protective measures for holiday or after-school clubs and other out-of-school settings for children during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Guidance for parents and carers of children attending out-of-school settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Admission appeals in England: academic year 2019 to 2020

Statistics: admission appeals

Pupils celebrate results that pave the way for future success

Action agreed to support students into preferred universities

Colleges to receive £200 million to transform their buildings

Independent schools: approved inspectorates

School census autumn 2020 to summer 2021: school summary report

Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak: 23 March to 13 August 2020

New school proposals

Manage School Experience service: information for schools

The Skills Toolkit: submit a new course

GCSE and A level students to receive centre assessment grades

Government campaign launches to get children ‘back to school safely’

Reassurance for schools and students on result appeals

Exam appeals: The Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP writes to all headteachers and college principals

Education Sector Advisory Group minutes

Free schools and UTCs: successful applications

Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Induction for newly qualified teachers during the coronavirus outbreak

Free school travel: funding allocations

Wellbeing for education return grant: S31 grant determination letter

Responsibility for autumn exams

Student number controls

School buildings: construction framework

School preference data collections: guide to submitting data

Transport to school and other places of education: autumn term 2020

Government urges universities to hold places

Independent special schools and colleges

National funding formula tables for schools and high needs: 2021 to 2022

Multi-million-pound funding package for school transport

Laptops, tablets and 4G wireless routers provided during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Get laptops and tablets for children who cannot attend school due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Actions for schools during the coronavirus outbreak

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for children's social care services

Get help with technology during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Initial teacher training (ITT) bursary: funding manual

School capital funding

Condition Improvement Fund: 2020 to 2021 outcome

Support for working families affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) given an extra boost

Hundreds of additional school improvement projects get green light

Coronavirus (COVID-19) catch-up premium

Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak: 23 March to 30 July 2020

Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Local authority interactive tool (LAIT)

The risk protection arrangement (RPA) for schools

Coronavirus (COVID-19): reducing burdens on educational and care settings

Apprentices to get jobs boost

Changes to the law on education, health and care needs assessments and plans due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Additional payments for teaching: eligibility and payment details

Buying for schools

Local lockdowns: guidance for education and childcare settings

Permanent and fixed-period exclusions in England: 2018 to 2019

Apprenticeships and traineeships: July 2020

Initial teacher training performance profiles: 2018 to 2019

Statistics: widening participation in higher education

Widening participation in higher education: 2020

Statistics: initial teacher training

Multi-agency statutory guidance on female genital mutilation

Disapplication notice: school inspections legislation changes

Disapplication notice: school attendance legislation changes

Modification notice: school registration legislation changes

Children’s services omnibus

Providing apprenticeships during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Student number controls

Extra university places for vital courses announced

The Skills Toolkit: submit a new course

Steps to take following the death of a colleague in children’s services

Early years foundation stage statutory framework (EYFS)

Actions for early years and childcare providers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Academy sponsor list
Details of approved academy sponsors.

Actions for schools during the coronavirus outbreak

What parents and carers need to know about schools and other education settings during the coronavirus outbreak

Actions for educational and childcare settings to prepare for wider opening from 1 June 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): implementing protective measures in education and childcare settings

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for schools and other educational settings

Providing free school meals during the coronavirus outbreak

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for educational settings

Overview of scientific information on coronavirus (COVID-19)

School funding: between financial years 2010 to 2011 and 2020 to 2021

Actions for early years and childcare providers during the coronavirus outbreak

Actions for schools during the coronavirus outbreak

Supporting vulnerable children and young people during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

14 to 19 technical and applied qualifications: technical guidance

Coronavirus (COVID-19): apprenticeship programme response

Coronavirus (COVID-19): free school meals guidance

Coronavirus (COVID-19): financial support for schools

Coronavirus (COVID 19): online education resources

Coronavirus (COVID-19): implementing social distancing in education and childcare settings

Extra support for schools and parents to help cope with coronavirus

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for schools and other educational settings

Coronavirus (COVID-19): initial teacher training (ITT)

Procurement at DfE

Coronavirus (COVID-19): school closures

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for educational settings

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on isolation for residential educational settings

Coronavirus (COVID-19): school and college performance measures

School complaints procedures: guidance for schools

Direction issued to the Chief Regulator of Ofqual

Introduction of T Levels

Technical qualifications within T Levels

Covid-19 adoption support fund scheme to help vulnerable families

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on isolation for residential educational settings

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for schools and other educational settings

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on vulnerable children and young people

COVID-19: school closures

Teachers in primary and secondary schools: TALIS 2018

Retiring teachers: nomination form for official letter of thanks

Universities told not to alter applicants’ offers

Coronavirus (COVID-19): apprenticeship programme response

Coronavirus (COVID-19): maintaining further education provision

Coronavirus (COVID-19): early years and childcare closures

DfE monthly workforce management information: 2019 to 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): implementing social distancing in education and childcare settings

COVID-19: guidance for educational settings

Coronavirus (COVID-19): travel advice for educational settings

School governance update

Safe working in education, childcare and children’s social care

Coronavirus (COVID-19): attendance in education and early years settings

Free schools and UTCs: successful applications

Coronavirus (COVID 19): online education resources

Open academies, free schools, studio schools and UTCs

Actions for FE colleges and providers during the coronavirus outbreak

Department for Education non-executive appointments

Higher education provider data: estates management: 2018 to 2019

Outcomes for children looked after by LAs: 31 March 2018

Outcomes for children looked after by LAs: 31 March 2019

How to access Department for Education (DfE) data extracts

Local authority interactive tool (LAIT)

National professional qualifications (NPQs): list of providers

Critical workers who can access schools or educational settings

Preparing for the wider opening of schools from 1 June

Details on phased wider opening of schools, colleges and nurseries

DfE and executive agency spend over £25,000: 2019 to 2020

DfE and executive agency ePCS spend over £500: 2019 to 2020

Teachers' pension scheme payments: 2019 to 2020


2019 Statistics: school capacity
Statistics on the numbers of filled and unfilled primary and secondary school places in England, including forecasts of pupil numbers.

School capacity: academic year 2018 to 2019
Statistics on school places, unfilled school places, pupils over capacity, pupil number forecasts and place planning in England.

FE data library: help for finding data
A navigation tool to help find tables in the further education data library.

National achievement rates tables 2018 to 2019
Apprenticeship, education and training annual national achievement rate tables (NARTs), including open data CSVs.

Apprenticeships and traineeships: March 2020
Statistics covering apprenticeships, including the apprenticeship service, and traineeships from August 2019 to January 2020, reported to date.

Pupil absence in schools in England: 2018 to 2019
This release reports on pupil absence in primary and secondary schools in the 2018 to 2019 academic year.

Further education and skills: March 2020
Further education and skills data for the first 2 quarters of the 2019 to 2020 academic year in England (August 2019 to January 2020, reported to date).

Further education and skills data
Information on learners, learning programmes and learner achievement.

Statistics: national achievement rates tables
National achievement rates tables (formerly success rates) for apprenticeships and education and training.

Education and training
Information on education and training by participation and achievements, including offender learning.

National achievement rates tables: transparency data
This collection is made available to support users to interpret the data made available through National Achievement Rate Tables (NARTs). The data are made available not as a formal part of NARTs but to give transparency to the system.

Characteristics of children in need: 2018 to 2019
Statistics on children referred to and assessed by children’s social services for the year ending 31 March 2019.

Outcomes for children looked after by local authorities: 31 March 2019
A range of outcome measures at national and local authority level for children looked after continuously for at least 12 months.

Statistics: looked-after children
Statistics on children under local authority care at national and local authority level.

Parental responsibility measures
Local authority data on penalty notices, parenting orders and parenting contracts (for unauthorised absence).

Statistics: further education and skills
Statistics on participation and learner outcomes in the further education and skills sector, including apprenticeships, reported for January 2014 to present.

Apprenticeships and traineeships data
Information on the number of apprenticeship starts, achievements, and participation, and additional traineeship measures.

Statistics at DfE
The Department for Education publishes official statistics on education and children.

Statistics: pupil absence
Statistics on overall authorised and unauthorised pupil absences by school type, including persistent absentees and pupil characteristics.

Apprenticeship evaluation 2018 to 2019: learner and employer surveys
Results from the 2018 to 2019 survey into the views and experiences of employers and learners involved in apprenticeships.

Teaching schools and system leadership: reports
The number of system leaders working in and across schools in the United Kingdom.

Senior DfE officials' travel and hospitality: 2019 to 2020
Travel and hospitality data for senior civil servants at the Department for Education (DfE) for the financial year 2019 to 2020.

Explore education statistics
Find, download and explore official Department for Education (DfE) statistics and data in England.

DfE: ministerial gifts, hospitality, travel and meetings, 2019
Data on gifts that Department for Education ministers gave and received, their external meetings and any overseas travel.

DfE: special advisers' gifts, hospitality and meetings, 2019
Data on gifts and hospitality received by Department for Education special advisers, and meetings they attended with senior media figures.

Initial teacher training (ITT): criteria and supporting advice
Mandatory guidance on the criteria that organisations must meet to provide initial teacher training (ITT).

COVID-19: safeguarding in schools, colleges and other providers
Guidance for schools and colleges to support them keeping children safe, including online, during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Widening participation in higher education: 2019
Page summary
Annual statistics on young peoples’ participation in higher education, including their background characteristics.

Condition Improvement Fund
Page summary
Information for academies, sixth-form colleges and non-diocesan Voluntary Aided (VA) schools about the Condition Improvement Fund (CIF).

Multi-academy trust performance measures at key stage 2: 2018 to 2019
Page summary
Statistics on the performance at key stage 2 of state-funded mainstream schools in multi-academy trusts in England.

Childcare and early years survey of parents: 2019
Page summary
Findings from the January 2019 to August 2019 survey of parents on childcare and early years.

Statistics: childcare and early years
Page summary
Childcare arrangements for all ages and early years provision for children who are 5 years of age or younger.

Implementing mandatory minimum per pupil funding levels
Page summary
We’re seeking views on how to implement the minimum per pupil funding levels on a mandatory basis in local 5 to 16 school funding formulae.

Rural primary schools designation

Page summary
List of designated rural primary schools in England.

School and college funding: response to the select committee report

Page summary
The government’s response to the Education Select Committee’s 10th report of session 2017 to 2019 on school and college funding.

Local areas get breakdown in first stage of £14bn funding boost

Page summary
Government delivers on its promise to level up school funding across the country

Ready reckoners and transition matrices for key stage 2

Page summary
Ready reckoners to calculate progress scores for pupils and schools, and key stage 2 transition matrices by key stage 1 prior attainment.

Statistics: early years foundation stage profile

Copyright licences for state schools in England

Page summary
Guidance on copyright licences and how copyright affects schools.

Data protection: how we share pupil and workforce data
Page summary
How and when we share the pupil, child and workforce data we collect.

Experimental apprenticeships data visualisations
Page summary
Data visualisation applications based on published apprenticeships data including apprenticeship starts parliamentary constituency dashboard May 2010 to July 2019.

Teaching schools and system leadership: reports
Page summary
The number of system leaders working in and across schools in the United Kingdom.

School census autumn 2019 to summer 2020: school summary report
Page summary
Specifications for software suppliers developing school summary reports for the school censuses in autumn 2019, spring 2020 and summer 2020.

Letters to academy trusts about poor performance
Page summary
DfE letters to academy trusts about poor or inadequate performance or weaknesses in safeguarding, governance or financial management.

Teachers' pension scheme payments: 2019 to 2020
Page summary
Teachers’ pension scheme payments made on behalf of the Department for Education (DfE) in the 2019 to 2020 financial year.

Local authority interactive tool (LAIT)
Page summary
An interactive spreadsheet for comparing data about children and young people across all local authorities in England.

Pupil premium: effective use and accountability
Page summary
How school leaders can manage their pupil premium funding, including reporting procedures and online statements.

Phonics screening check and key stage 1 assessments: England 2019
Page summary
Provisional information on the 2019 phonics screening check and national curriculum assessments at key stage 1.

Additional payments for teaching: eligibility and payment details
Page summary
We give additional payments to some teachers to encourage them to stay in the profession. Check the rules for who can claim and how payments are made.

Change made
Added eligibility and payment details for claim a payment for teaching maths or physics.
Time updated
12:04pm, 29 November 2019

Statistics: initial teacher training
Page summary
Statistics on initial teacher training (ITT) recruitment, allocations and performance data.

Change made
Added ‘Initial teacher training: trainee number census – 2019 to 2020’.
Time updated
9:30am, 28 November 2019

Apprenticeships and traineeships data
Page summary
Information on the number of apprenticeship starts, achievements, and participation, and additional traineeship measures.

Change made
Added supplementary tables containing finalised apprenticeship data covering the full 2018 to 2019 academic year (August 2018 to July 2019).
Time updated
9:30am, 28 November 2019

Further education and skills data
Page summary
Information on learners, learning programmes and learner achievement.

Change made
Uploaded further education and skills data covering the final 2018 to 2019 academic year.
Time updated
9:30am, 28 November 2019

Community learning
Page summary
Information on community learning through skills for life qualifications by participation and achievements.

Change made
Added “Community learning by type, region and equality and diversity: participation 2005/06 to 2018/19” to the collection.
Time updated
9:30am, 28 November 2019

Initial teacher training: trainee number census – 2019 to 2020
Page summary
Provisional recruitment to initial teacher training (ITT) programmes in England in the academic year 2019 to 2020.

Change made
First published.
Time updated
9:30am, 28 November 2019

Early years foundation stage profile results: 2018 to 2019
Page summary
Early years foundation stage profile (EYFSP) results for the 2018 to 2019 academic year, at national and local authority level.

Change made
Added additional documents to provide information on early years foundation stage profile attainment by pupil characteristics.
Time updated
9:30am, 28 November 2019

FE data library: help for finding data
Page summary
A navigation tool to help find tables in the further education data library.

Change made
Added tables released alongside the Further education and skills: November 2019’ statistics publication.
Time updated
9:30am, 28 November 2019

English and maths
Page summary
Information on English and maths qualifications (formerly skills for life) by participation and achievements.

Change made
Added “English and maths data tool for participation and achievements 2018/19” to the collection.
Time updated
9:30am, 28 November 2019

Education and training
Page summary
Information on education and training by participation and achievements, including offender learning.

Change made
Added “Education and training participation (aims) by sector subject area, local authority district, provider and learning aim: 2014/15 to 2018/19” and “Education and training achievements (aims) by sector subject area, local authority district, provider and learning aim: 2014/15 to 2018/19” to the collection.
Time updated
9:30am, 28 November 2019

School census 2019 to 2020: technical information
Page summary
Technical specification and validation rules for submitting 2019 to 2020 school census data.

Change made
Updated the ‘School census 2019 to 2020: business and technical information’ and ‘School census 2019 to 2020: validation rules’. Changes are listed in the version histories.
Time updated
10:51am, 27 November 2019

Statistics: education and training
Page summary
Statistics on education and training in the UK, including schools, post compulsory education, qualifications and education expenditure.

Change made
Added ‘Education and training statistics for the UK: 2019’.
Time updated
9:30am, 21 November 2019

Education and training statistics for the UK: 2018
Page summary
Data on schools, further education and higher education, attainment, education expenditure and qualifications gained for the UK.

Change made
Updated ‘Main tables: education and training statistics for the UK: 2018’.
Time updated
9:30am, 21 November 2019

Education and training statistics for the UK: 2019
Page summary
Statistics on schools, post compulsory education, training, qualifications and spending.

Change made
First published.
Time updated
9:30am, 21 November 2019

School exclusion reviews data collection 2020: guide for LAs

Local authority interactive tool (LAIT)
Page summary
An interactive spreadsheet for comparing data about children and young people across all local authorities in England.

Change made
Updated tool with corrected 2019 data for percentage of child protection re-referrals within 12 months.
Time updated
2:06pm, 20 November 2019

EdTech Demonstrator schools and colleges programme
Page summary
How to apply to be a Demonstrator school or college and receive grant funding.

Change made
Added Skype session questions and answers.
Time updated
2:03pm, 13 November 2019

Character education framework
This guidance is for school leaders and teachers considering the rationale for character education and personal development, and the practicalities of provision and delivery.

The guidance will support schools as they consider:
• the 2019 Ofsted inspection framework
• the social, moral, cultural and spiritual development of pupils
• preparations for the introduction of ‘Relationships education’ and ‘Health education’ in primary schools, and ‘Relationships, sex and health education’ in secondary schools
The guidance provides schools with 6 benchmarking questions to support reflection and the self-evaluation of current provision.
Time updated
5:03pm, 11 November 2019

Statistics at DfE
Page summary
The Department for Education publishes official statistics on education and children.

Change made
Changed publication date of ad hoc statistics ‘National pupil database third party requests’ and ‘DfE external data shares’ from 12 December to 13 December due to general election.
Time updated
4:48pm, 8 November 2019

Statistics: childcare and early years
Page summary
Childcare arrangements for all ages and early years provision for children who are 5 years of age or younger.

Change made
Added ‘Childcare and early years providers survey: 2019’.
Time updated
9:30am, 7 November 2019

Relationships, sex and health education: guides for parents
Page summary
Guides for parents of primary and secondary age pupils that schools can use to communicate with them about teaching relationships and health education.

Change made
Added the Arabic, Somali and Urdu translations for the promotional material.
Time updated
4:49pm, 5 November 2019

Pension grant 2019 to 2020: allocations and supplementary fund
Page summary
Information on the teachers’ pension employer contribution grant and supplementary fund for September 2019 to March 2020.

Change made
Added information for teachers employed directly by music education hubs.
Time updated
4:35pm, 5 November 2019

Schools financial value standard (SFVS)
Page summary
The standard for 2019 to 2020 helps schools and local authorities meet basic standards for good financial health and resource management.

Change made
Added a link to free training on ICFP for school leaders.
Time updated
3:55pm, 5 November 2019

School resource management: training and support
Page summary
Sources of training and support for school business professionals in schools, trusts and other organisations.

Change made
Added a link to free training on ICFP for school leaders.
Time updated
3:55pm, 5 November 2019

School and college security
Page summary
Guidance to help schools and colleges manage their security effectively so they can meet their obligations.

Change made
First published.
Time updated
2:40pm, 5 November 2019

Local authority interactive tool (LAIT)
Page summary
An interactive spreadsheet for comparing data about children and young people across all local authorities in England.

Change made
Updated the LAIT tool and version log.
Time updated
1:53pm, 5 November 2019

Additional payments for teaching: eligibility and payment details
Page summary
We give additional payments to some teachers to encourage them to stay in the profession. Check the rules for who can claim and how payments are made.

Change made
First published.
Time updated
12:57pm, 5 November 2019

Children looked after return 2019 to 2020: technical specifications
Page summary
Data submission specifications for the children looked after (CLA) return for 2019 to 2020.

Change made
Added ‘Children looked after data collection 2019 to 2020: XML schema’.
Time updated
9:40am, 5 November 2019

Academies: making significant changes or closure by agreement
Page summary
Guidance for academy trusts planning to make organisational changes or close an academy by mutual agreement with the Secretary of State.

Comparing international GCSEs and GCSEs in England, 2018
Page summary
A comparison of attainment outcomes, including progression to key stage 5, in international GCSEs and GCSEs, for independent school pupils in England.

Change made
First published.
Time updated
9:30am, 5 November 2019

Early years apps pilot: home learning environment
Page summary
An accreditation process to identify high quality language, literacy and communication apps, for children in the early years (0 to 5 years).

Change made
Added legal disclaimer and parent guidance.
Time updated
4:35pm, 4 November 2019

Condition Improvement Fund
Page summary
Information for academies, sixth-form colleges and non-diocesan Voluntary Aided (VA) schools about the Condition Improvement Fund (CIF).

Extended powers SEND tribunal: national trial
A 2-year national trial begins on 3 April 2018 to extend the power of the special educational needs and disability (SEND) tribunal. As part of a special educational appeal, the SEND tribunal will be able to make non-binding recommendations on the health and social care aspects of Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans.
This guidance sets out the extended powers and duties in the Special Educational Needs and Disability (First-tier Tribunal Recommendations Power) Regulations 2017. It explains how the appeal process will work, what happens if recommendations are not followed and the support available for commissioners and families.
Further guidance and support for the trial can be found in the SEND national trial toolkit.

SEND tribunal trial: letter to children's services directors
Page summary
Michelle Donelan writes to children’s services directors about extending the current special educational needs and disability (SEND) tribunal trial.

Change made
First published.
Time updated
1:47pm, 4 November 2019

£18m extension to Opportunity Area programme
Page summary
£18 million announced to extend the Opportunity Area programme to support social mobility in some of the most disadvantaged areas.

Change made
First published.
Time updated
12:15am, 4 November 2019

PE and sport premium for primary schools
Page summary
How much PE and sport premium funding schools receive and advice on how it should be spent.

Change made
Updated for the 2019 to 2020 academic year.
Time updated
12:00pm, 31 October 2019

Religious education in local-authority-maintained schools
Page summary
Guidance to support the provision of high-quality religious education (RE) in local-authority-maintained schools.

Change made
Updated title and added link to ‘RE and collective worship in academies and free schools’.
Time updated
12:11pm, 28 October 2019

Statistics: further education and skills
Page summary
Statistics on participation and learner outcomes in the further education and skills sector, including apprenticeships, reported for January 2014 to present.

Change made
Updated the page to indicate forthcoming changes to our statistics publication.
Time updated
10:42am, 28 October 2019

Multi-million investment in school and college buildings
Page summary
Applications open for academies and sixth form colleges to access more than £400 million for school improvements

Change made
First published.
Time updated
9:21am, 28 October 2019

Local authority interactive tool (LAIT)

Page summary
An interactive spreadsheet for comparing data about children and young people across all local authorities in England.

Change made
Updated the LAIT tool and version log.

Child death review: statutory and operational guidance (England)

Page summary
Statutory and operational guidance for clinical commissioning groups and local authorities as child death review partners.

Change made
Corrections to information in paragraph 2.4.4 about coroner forms 100A and 100B.
Time updated
3:36pm, 20 September 2019

School census 2019 to 2020: technical information

Page summary Technical specification and validation rules for submitting 2019 to 2020 school census data. Change made Updated ‘School census 2019 to 2020: validation rules’, changes are listed in the version history.

Apply to join DfE's longitudinal education outcomes (LEO) pilot

Page summary How to check your eligibility to join DfE’s LEO secondee pilot and gain access to LEO data for research. Change made First published.

School teachers' pay and conditions

Page summary Statutory guidance on pay and conditions for teachers in England and Wales. Change made Added ‘School teachers’ pay and conditions document 2019 and guidance on school teachers’ pay and conditions (valid from 1 September 2019)’.

Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme grant

Page summary How much funding local authorities are getting for the Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme. Change made Added Section 31 grant determination letter for children’s social care Partners in Practice programme (September 2019).

DfE monthly workforce management information: 2019 to 2020

Page summary Staff numbers and costs for the Department for Education (DfE) group for the financial year 2019 to 2020. Change made Added ‘DfE monthly workforce management information: August 2019’.

Initial teacher training performance profiles: 2017 to 2018

Page summary
Statistics about trainees in their final year of initial teacher training (ITT) in England.

Change made
Updated with delayed employment rates information.

DfE surpasses apprenticeship target two years in a row

Page summary
Public relations, accountancy and cyber security are just some of the apprenticeship opportunities on offer.

Change made
First published.

Governance professional development and recruitment services

Page summary
Where to find out more about funded professional development in governance leadership and clerking, and support for recruiting governors and trustees.

Change made
First published.

School governance update

Page summary
Important news and communications from the Department for Education (DfE) relating to governance in maintained schools and academy trusts in England.

Change made
First published.

School Teachers’ Review Body (STRB) reports

Page summary
Documents relating to the School Teachers’ Review Body’s reports.

Change made
Added School Teachers’ Review Body (STRB) remit letter for 2020.

Department for Education (DfE) apprenticeship data

Page summary
FOI response providing data on the number of apprenticeship starts and spend against the apprenticeship levy.

Change made
First published.

Schools causing concern

Page summary
Statutory guidance on local authorities’ and regional schools commissioners’ responsibilities relating to schools and PRUs causing concern.

Change made
Updated guidance to reflect current policy, including: removal of references to coasting and floor standards; how our school support offer will work in 2019 to 2020; how LAs have a legal obligation to inform the department when they use their intervention powers; a new section on academies causing concern; information on financial intervention in academies; and Pupil Referral Unit intervention guidance. No new policy has been introduced that has not already been publicly announced.

School Teachers’ Review Body (STRB) remit letter for 2020

Page summary
The Secretary of State’s letter to the STRB asking for recommendations on teachers’ pay and conditions for 2020.

Change made
First published.

Apply to the MAT Development and Improvement Fund

Page summary
The Multi-academy trust (MAT) Development and Improvement Fund (MDIF) aims to provide additional funding to trusts in order to improve schools and increase social mobility.

Change made
Updated to show the grant funding period for the MAT development and improvement fund is now over, and added a link to the current Trust Capacity Fund.

Apprenticeships and traineeships data

Page summary
Information on the number of apprenticeship starts, achievements, and participation, and additional traineeship measures.

Change made
Added ‘Apprenticeship participation by sector subject area, provider, framework/standard, local authority district: 2014/15 to 2017/18’ and ‘Apprenticeship achievements by sector subject area, provider, framework/standard, local authority district: 2014/15 to 2017/18’ to the collection.

DfE and executive agency ePCS spend over £500: 2019 to 2020

Page summary
Spending by electronic purchasing card solution (ePCS) over £500 in the 2019 to 2020 financial year.

Change made
Added ‘Department for Education and executive agency spend over £500 by ePCS: July 2019’.
Time updated
12:21pm, 18 September 2019

DfE and executive agency spend over £25,000: 2019 to 2020

Page summary
Spending over £25,000 by the Department for Education (DfE) and its executive agencies during the financial year 2019 to 2020.

Change made
Added ‘Department for Education and executive agency spend: July 2019’.
Time updated
12:20pm, 18 September 2019

Teachers' pension scheme payments: 2019 to 2020

Page summary
Teachers’ pension scheme payments made on behalf of the Department for Education (DfE) in the 2019 to 2020 financial year.

Change made
Added ‘Teachers’ pension scheme payments: July 2019’.
Time updated
12:23pm, 18 September 2019

Education and training

Page summary
Information on education and training by participation and achievements, including offender learning.

Change made
Added ‘Education and training participation (aims) by sector subject area, local authority district, provider and learning aim: 2014/15 to 2017/18’ and ‘Education and training achievements (aims) by sector subject area, local authority district, provider and learning aim: 2014/15 to 2017/18’ to the collection.
Time updated
12:58pm, 18 September 2019

Statutory policies for schools and academy trusts

Page summary
Guidance on the policies and documents that governing bodies and proprietors of schools must have.

Change made
First published.
Time updated
3:00pm, 17 September 2019

Local-authority-maintained schools: governance

Page summary
Links to relevant guidance and resources for governors of local-authority-maintained schools.

Change made
First published.
Time updated
3:58pm, 17 September 2019

Academy trusts: governance

Page summary
Links to relevant guidance and resources for academy trust governors.

Change made
First published.
Time updated
3:59pm, 17 September 2019

Integrated curriculum and financial planning (ICFP)

Page summary
How schools can use ICFP to create the best curriculum for pupils with available funding.

Change made
Added The Pioneer Academy Trust’s staff deployment analysis manual and tools and a video on Outwood Grange’s approach to ICFP to the resources section.
Time updated
4:24pm, 17 September 2019

Education Secretary backs review of university admissions

Page summary
The Education Secretary has backed a review which will consider whether students should apply to university after getting their A level results.

Change made
First published.
Time updated
12:15am, 16 September 2019

Teacher Recruitment Bulletin

Page summary
News and information for schools and initial teacher training (ITT) providers running teacher training programmes.

Change made
Added September 2019 bulletin.
Time updated
4:08pm, 16 September 2019

Subject knowledge enhancement (SKE): course directory

Page summary
An overview and directory of subject knowledge enhancement courses for lead schools and initial teacher training (ITT) providers.

Change made
Updated Subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) course directory listings for Bradford College.
Time updated
4:58pm, 16 September 2019

Relationship between reception baseline assessment and KS1 attainment

How pupils participating in an optional reception year assessment in 2015 performed in their KS1 assessments in 2018.

Survey of school business professionals

Findings from an online survey of school business professionals in schools and trusts.
5 September 2019


SATs results show more primary pupils reach the highest standards

Integrated curriculum and financial planning (ICFP)

Schools financial value standard (SFVS)

Open academies, free schools, studio schools and UTCs

School improvement support for the 2019 to 2020 academic year

Statistics at DfE

Statistics at DfE

Primary school accountability

£30,000 starting salaries proposed for teachers

Keeping children safe in education

New drive to continue boosting standards in schools

Chancellor announces £400 million investment for 16-19 year olds’ education

Prime Minister boosts schools with £14 billion package

COLLECT guides for schools and local authorities

School to school (S2S) data transfer system: guides

Early years census: guide to submitting data

Statistics at DfE

School census autumn 2019 to summer 2020: school summary report

New school proposals

Sex and relationship education

Relationships education, relationships and sex education (RSE) and health education

Statistics: exclusions

Statistics: further education and skills

Statistics: initial teacher training

Teacher subject specialism training (TSST) courses

Postgraduate teaching apprenticeships: funding manual

How to access Department for Education (DfE) data extracts

Open academies, free schools, studio schools and UTCs

Academies sector annual reports and accounts

DfE consolidated annual report and accounts 2018 to 2019

Society-wide mission to tackle early literacy and communication

Free schools: how to apply

School and college performance tables: statements of intent

School teachers’ pay to rise by 2.75%

Grenfell community to get further education funding boost

Independent special schools and colleges

Adoption support fund: long-term follow-up

Education Secretary calls for children to spend summer outdoors

Reducing teacher workload

Emergency school improvement fund (non-capital)

School improvement systems in high-performing countries

Brexit: preparations for higher education institutions

Brexit: preparations for further education and apprenticeship providers

Brexit: preparations for schools in England

Teachers’ pension scheme regulations: proposed changes

Tailored review of the Student Loans Company

School capital funding

DfE Government Major Projects Portfolio data, 2019

University boosts earnings by around 20% across the country

School attendance: guidance for schools

Scheme to help adults retrain gets underway

Local authority schools to be more transparent and accountable

New qualifications to help teachers progress their careers

Data burdens on schools

School leaders crack down on workload

Teacher workload advisory group report and government response

Changes to the professional skills test for teachers

Asbestos data collections

Health and safety in schools

Asbestos management assurance process (AMAP) user guide

Teachers' pension employer contribution grant (TPECG)

School sport and activity action plan

Primary PE and sport premium survey

Children to have greater opportunity to access 60 minutes of physical activity every day

DfE: small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) action plan

National professional qualifications (NPQs): list of providers

Understanding child and adolescent wellbeing: a system map

National mental health programme between schools and NHS

Accelerated degree courses: impact assessment and equality analysis

Eighty-thousand more children in good or outstanding sponsored academies

Statistics: further education and skills

FE data library: help for finding data

National pupil projections: July 2018 (2019 update)

New masterclass to prepare students for independent living

Statistics: key stage 2

Salaries of top academy bosses to be fair, proportionate and justified

Healthy schools rating scheme

Higher technical education interim impact assessments

Improving higher technical education

Education Secretary to work with sector on special needs funding

Thousands of new teachers to benefit from extra support

Strengthened guidance on academy trust finances

The deployment of teaching assistants in schools

Relationships, sex and health education: guides for schools

Statistics: school and pupil numbers

Department for Education single departmental plan

Reducing the need for restraint and restrictive intervention

Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education

Strengthening families protecting children programme

How to open a maths school

School census: guide to submitting data

Multi-academy trusts: establishing and developing your trust

Outcomes for pupils at the end of KS4 by geography

Thousands of new school places in underperforming areas

DfE and executive agency spend over £25,000: 2019 to 2020

Teachers’ pension scheme

Teachers' pension scheme payments: 2019 to 2020

Statistics: school applications

30 hours free childcare: Summer term 2019

Statistics: childcare and early years

Academy sponsor contact list

Early years initial teacher training (ITT) providers

School buildings: construction framework

School buildings: construction framework templates

Mainstream schools: schedule of accommodation tools

School exclusions review: call for evidence

Teacher Recruitment Bulletin

Statistics at DfE

Revised direction issued to Northamptonshire county council

Schools, pupils and their characteristics: January 2018

Statistics: school and pupil numbers

£18.5 million to boost diversity in AI tech roles and innovation in online training for adults

School capital funding

School workforce census 2019: technical information

Small-scale research projects: summaries

Universities told to stamp out antisemitism on campus

Statistics: school and pupil numbers

Schools, pupils and their characteristics: January 2018

Digital functional skills qualifications: subject content

Improvement notices and directions

Strengthening families protecting children programme

School census 2019 to 2020: technical information

16 to 19 study programmes: guide for providers

Department for Education non-executive appointments

Schools backed to tackle bad behaviour
Education Secretary confirms plans to simplify school accountability

Damian Hinds' speech at the 2019 NAHT conference

School census: guide to submitting data

School census autumn 2019 to summer 2020: school summary report

Independent special schools and colleges

School imporvement support for 2018 to 2019: academic year

School imporvement support for 2018 to 2019: summary statistics

Academy and school governance: professional development

Teachers' pension scheme payments: 2018 to 2019

Regulating independent schools

Apprenticeship and levy statistics: April 2019

International Education Strategy: global potential, global growth

Plans to boost international student numbers and income

Common basic data set (CBDS): database

School census 2019 to 2020: technical information

EU Exit: no deal preparations for local authority children’s services in England

UK students in the EU: continuing your studies

Student finance arrangements in a no deal scenario

Evidence to the STRB: 2019 pay award for school staff

Performance reporting: FE college groups and multi-site colleges

Early education and childcare workforce: level 2 qualifications

Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision: a green paper

Changes to teaching of sex and relationship education, and PSHE

Relationships (and sex) education and health education

Childcare workers: changes to disqualification arrangements

Insolvency regime for further education and sixth-form colleges

Improving further education workforce data: call for evidence

Social Work England: secondary legislative framework

Implementation of T Level programmes

Staffing and employment advice for schools