Education Update - Wednesday 10 September 2014

Periodically the Education Communications Team receives information which may prove helpful to colleagues in their areas of work. Please see below several Government announcements which may be of interest.


Yorkshire and Humber in Westminster

  • Home Affairs Select Committee to hear further evidence on child sexual exploitation in Rotherham and on the Home Office Reviews into historic child abuse. Giving evidence will be the current and previous Chief Constables of South Yorkshire Police, the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner and the Strategic Director for Children, Young People and Families, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
  • On 10th September Jon Trickett MP (Hemsworth) leads an Adjournment Debate on the Regeneration of South East Wakefield
  • The House of Commons goes into recess on 12th September for the Party Conference season.

Children, Families and Education

16 to 19 Bursary Fund audit guide for the 2014 to 2015 academic year

This audit guide is not mandatory. It is for LA’s to gain assurance that institutions are administering the 16 to 19 Bursary Fund correctly. More information here.

Special educational needs in England: January 2014

This release brings together information available on special educational needs (SEN), along with related information about special schools. More information here. Statistical analysis can be found here.

Guidance on SEND: guide for early years settings

A guide for early years settings on the support system for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. More information here.

Early years foundation stage profile: handbook 2014

This handbook has been developed to support practitioners in making accurate judgments about each child's attainment. More information here.

Statutory guidance: Early education and childcare

Statutory guidance for local authorities on the provision of early education and childcare. More information here.

Guidance: Free schools admissions

Documents providing guidance on admissions arrangements for free schools. More information here.  


Published: 10/09/2014
Audience: All
Contact: Communications Team

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