Recent news headlines
The following news has been publised in the last 60 days. For older headlines, please browse the archive.
01/01/18: Check out the annual primary school performance tables and Ofsted`s 2016/17 annual report for performance data on schools in your area
01/01/18: Ambition School Project`s recent report, produced by the Policy Education Institute, looks at the characteristics of effective multi academy trusts
01/01/18: DfE have launched a consultation to help them improve the teaching of sex and relationship education and PSHE, closing on 12 February 2018.
01/01/18: DfE have issued guidance for schools on how to prevent and respond to reports of sexual violence and harassment between children.
01/01/18: National Education Union and UK Feminista have also launched their report `It`s just everywhere` - a study of sexism in schools and how we tackle it.
01/01/18: DfE and NGA have updated their guidance on recruiting a headteacher and other leadership roles A toolkit on recruiting a headteacher is also available.
01/01/18: DfE has launched their action plan Unlocking Talent, Fulfilling Potential which aims to boost social mobility through education.
01/01/18: DfE has launched a new Careers Strategy, developed in partnership with the Gatsby Charitable Foundation and co-ordinated through an expanded role for the Careers and Enterprise Company to help ensure young people have the skills they need and employers want post-Brexit.
01/01/18: Research by NFER `Is the Grass Greener Beyond Teaching?` looks at outcomes for teachers leaving the profession to try to shed light on how schools can improve retention. As well as monitoring job satisfaction and engagement, the report suggests that secondary schools should also look at ways of accommodating more flexible and part-time working.
01/01/18: Local area SEND inspections - one year on - Ofsted and Quality Care Commission findings.
01/01/18: A new evidence review by the independent Pro Bono Economics (PBE), on behalf of the PSHE Association, uncovers `very strong evidence that high-quality PSHE learning has a positive impact on academic attainment`.
01/01/18: The Children`s Commissioner report `Life in Likes` looks into the effects of social media on children aged eight to 12 and finds schools have a `bigger role` to play in preparing younger pupils for the emotional demands of social media.
01/12/17: How well do you hold senior leaders to account for the impact of catch-up premium spend? Is it being effectively targeted to reach the right pupils? DfE have reviewed catch-up strategies and interventions which are intended for low-attaining pupils in literacy or numeracy at the end of key stage 2. Details of year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium funding 2017/18.
01/12/17: IDSR is a new style data report replacing the inspection dashboard. For an overview of the 16-19 inspection dashboard and how to interpret charts.
01/12/17: DfE has set up a new grant which provides additional funding to MATS to improve schools and increase social mobility.
01/12/17: DfE has updated its guidance on primary and secondary school accountability to include the `coasting` schools definition for 2017
01/12/17: KS1, KS2 and Phonics data is now available in ASP (replacement for RAISEonline). Ask your `Approver` of Secure Access within the school to set you up with a governor role account to ASP.
01/12/17: The government is asking for asking for views on a green paper setting out measures to improve mental health support for children and young people in England.
01/12/17: The Education Policy Institute and Pearson have published their report Educating for our Economic Future assessing progress in equipping young people with the right skills for the future.
01/12/17: The Social Mobility Commission`s State of the Nation report 2017 paints a stark picture of social mobility in Britain.
01/12/17: DfE has used money from the soft drinks industry levy to increase the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding for 2017-2018.
01/12/17: The UK's chief medical officer recommends school-age children do at least an hours exercise daily, but data released by Youth Sport Trust and Women in Sport shows `a shocking gender divide in attitudes towards physical activity for secondary school aged children`.
01/12/17: Pupils in England are outperforming peers across the world in reading and literacy, according to the latest international PIRLS study placing England joint eighth out of 50 countries.
01/12/17: DfE has announced that Ian Bauckham CBE will be advising them on how relationships and sex education, compulsory in all schools from September 2019, should be taught in schools.
01/12/17: Justine Greening has outlined plans for technical education including consultation on the detailed design and implementation of T Levels.
01/12/17: Ofsted has confirmed new arrangements for short inspections from January 2018.