Education Update - Wednesday 23 July 2014

Periodically the Education Communications Team receives information which prove useful to colleagues. Please see below several Government announcements which may help you in your area of work.

Children, Families and Education

Nick Clegg statement: Ofsted report on pupil premium

The Deputy PM commented on a new report by Ofsted showing that the pupil premium is helping disadvantaged children. More information here.

Open consultation: GCSE and A level reform

Government is seeking views on further reformed GCSE and A level subject content. Consultation deadline is 19 Sept. More information here.

P scales: attainment targets for pupils with SEN

Statutory guidance on performance (P scale) attainment targets for pupils with special educational needs (SEN). More information here.

National curriculum in England: framework for key stages 1 to 4

The full national curriculum framework, including programmes of study and attainment targets for key stages 1 to 4. More information here. The national curriculum secondary programmes of study and attainment targets for key stages 3 and 4 can be found here.

Education Select Committee: ‘Ban use of B&Bs and regulate all 'other arrangements'

The Education Committee publishes its report on 16 plus care options. "Looked after young people’s move to adulthood needs to be a supported transition into independence rather than an abrupt step out of care.” Said the Committee Chair. More information here. The LGA response can be found here.

Fairer schools funding: arrangements for 2015 to 2016

Information about funding arrangements for schools in 2015 to 2016. More information here.

Evaluation of children’s centres in England: parenting services

The effectiveness of children's centres in England and their cost in relation to different types of services. More information here.

Section 251 outturn 2013 to 2014: guidance for local authorities

Information for local authorities to support them in completing their Section 251 outturn for 2013 to 2014. More information here.

Child death reviews: year ending March 2014

This statistical release presents data collected from local safeguarding children boards in England to the year ending 31 March 2014. More information here.

Schools, pupils and their characteristics: January 2014

This data is based upon information collected in the January 2014 school census and includes information on the number of schools and pupils. More information here.


Published: 23/07/2014
Audience: ALL
Contact: Communications Team

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