Education Update - Wednesday 5 March 2014 - revised

The Education Communications Team periodically receives updates which may prove helpful in your work. Please see the latest Government announcements below.

Children, Families and Education

Personal tax credits: Children in low-income families local measure

The Children in Low-Income Families Local Measure shows the proportion of children living in families in receipt of out-of-work (means-tested) benefits or in receipt of tax credits where their reported income is less than 60 per cent of UK median income. More information here.

Pupil premium grant 2014 to 2015: conditions of grant

This report summarises, for schools and local authorities, the conditions for receiving the pupil premium grant for the 2014 to 2015 academic year. More information here.

IPPR: Childmind the gap- Reforming childcare to support mothers into work

This report explores the factors behind maternal employment in the UK, and especially the pivotal role of affordable, accessible childcare in supporting mothers who want to work, or to work more, to do so. More information here.

Year 7 catch-up premium: 2013 to 2014 final allocations

Tables showing the year 7 catch-up premium allocation figures for the 2013 to 2014 financial year at local authority and school level. More information here. The conditions of the grant can be found here.

Guidance: Funding allocation pack- 2014 to 2015 academic year

A guide to help mainstream academies and free schools understand their funding allocations. More information here.

NEET statistics quarterly brief: October to December 2013

Statistics for young people not in education, employment, or training (NEET) from October to December 2013 (quarter 4). More information here.


Open consultation: Adoption – getting it right, making it work

Proposed changes to adoption regulations and statutory guidance in England as a result of part 1 of the Children and Families Bill. Consultation deadline is 11 April. More information here. The accompanying press release is here.


Open consultation: Child poverty – a draft strategy

The government invites views on its child poverty strategy. Consultation deadline is 22 May. More information here.


LA and school expenditure: financial year 2012 to 2013

Local authority and school expenditure on education, children's and young people's services, in the financial year 2012 to 2013. More information here.


Characteristics of children in need in England: 2012 to 2013

Information on the numbers of children referred to and assessed by children's social services for the year ending March 2013. More information here.


Department of Education: School census

Information for preparing and completing the school census, including the scope of the return, technical specifications and what data needs to be submitted. More information here.


Published: 05/03/2014
Audience: All
Contact: Alyson Hardaker

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