Education Update - Wednesday 4 February 2015

Periodically, the Education Communications Team receives information which may prove useful to colleagues. Please see below several Government announcements which may be of assistance in your work areas.

Children, Families and Education

Two-year-olds in schools: demonstration project and case studies

Findings from an evaluation, and case studies, of developing early education provision for 2-year-olds in schools. More information here.

GCSE and equivalent attainment by pupil characteristics: 2014

A statistical first release with revised information on pupil attainment at state-funded schools in 2013 to 2014. More information here.

SEND code of practice: 0 to 25 years

Guidance on the special educational needs and disability (SEND) system for children and young people aged 0 to 25, from 1 September 2014. More information here.

Dedicated schools grant 2014 to 2015

Information on the dedicated schools grant and allocations for 2014 to 2015. More information here.

Child sexual abuse Inquiry: Bidding opens for victims fund

Organisations reporting an increase in demand on their services prompted by the child sexual abuse Inquiry can now bid for shares of a £2 million fund. All non-statutory organisations which have seen a surge in demand from child sexual abuse survivors for their services, as a direct result of the announcement of the Inquiry, can apply for a share of the fund. More information here.

LGA: Post-16 education drop-outs failed by ‘Bums on seats' policy costing £800 million a year

Too many youngsters are being failed by a national ‘bums on seats' approach to post-16 education, warns the LGA. More information here.

Secondary school performance tables in England: 2013 to 2014

The achievements of pupils at key stage 4, and how they compare with other schools in their local authority area and in England. More information here.  


Published: 04/02/2015
Audience: All
Contact: Communications Team

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