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2 Weeks in Education – December 22nd 2014

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[1] DfE
[1.1]  DfE Education Funding Agency
[2] Education Committee

[3] Ofsted
[3.1] Ofsted in the news
[4] Ofqual
[5] School Admissions and Exclusions
[6] Governance, Leadership and Unions
[7] News reporting

[1] DfE

Form: Academies: alternative provision model funding agreements

Guidance: Using the pupil premium or service premium in admissions

Statistics: Measuring disadvantaged pupils’ attainment gaps over time

News story: Decisions following consultation on AS and A level subjects


Guidance: Extended rights to free school travel

Guidance: SEND support: easy-read guide for children and young people

Press release: England to become a global leader of teaching character

Press release: 430 primary schools win in the Pupil Premium Awards 2015

Press release: New data shows 1.3 million more infants eating free school meals

Press release: £31.7 million boost for ‘life-changing’ SEND reforms

Independent report: SEND reforms: study of local areas’ readiness

Transparency data: SEND implementation grant allocations by local authority

Research and analysis: Military ethos alternative provision projects review

Press release: More pupils succeeding in school adds £1.3 billion to economy

Transparency data: Department for Education people survey results

[1.1]  DfE Education Funding Agency

Guidance: EFA e-bulletin: 18 December 2014 (issue 73): Latest information and actions from Education …

Guidance: Further education funding factors – academic year 2015 to 2016: Explanatory and field note …

Guidance: Dedicated schools grant (DSG) 2015 to 2016: Information about the dedicated schools grant (…

Impact assessment: UTCs and studio schools opened in September 2013

Detailed guide: 16 to 19 funding: Large programme uplift: Information on the large programme uplift f…

[2] Education Committee

School Reform Minister of State questioned on PSHE and SRE

Secretary of State questioned on careers guidance for young people

[3] Ofsted

Press release: Roma pupils must be better supported to learn, says Ofsted

News story: Ofsted email alerts: important updates

[3.1] Ofsted in the news

Ofsted urged to stop inspections in the week before Christmas

NUT Response to Ofsted Consultation, Better Inspection for All

What might your school say to Ofsted about its middle leaders?

ATL comment on Ofsted’s annual report

Ofsted: 170,000 pupils taught in poor secondary schools

Ofsted warning on secondary schools

Ofsted doesn’t improve results and makes staff nervous, survey finds

Ofsted chief in fresh attack on ‘weak’ secondary schools

CBI: Ofsted should focus on pupils’ ‘holistic’ development

[4] Ofqual

Guidance: Assessment objectives: ancient languages, geography and MFL

News story: Decisions following consultation on AS and A level subjects

Open consultation: GCSE reform: regulations for modern foreign languages

Guidance: Get the facts: GCSE and A level reform

[5] School Admissions and Exclusions

School exclusion: Statutory guidance updated

[6] Governance, Leadership and Unions

“Teacher recruitment and retention on the precipice of a crisis” NASUWT tells Pay Review Body

What might your school say to Ofsted about its middle leaders?

‘Where is the monitoring and support from the DfE before academies fail?’

Governor Thoughtnightly – Andrew Davis Guest Blog

NAHT calls for separate Ofsted judgements

NGA responds to today’s Ofsted Annual Report 2013/14

ATL comment on IPPR report on engaging employers in education

College of Teaching news is pivotal moment for profession, says NAHT

BME teachers deliver damning indictment of Coalition Government record on equality

E-safety and governors’ responsibilities

[7] News reporting

Boys resorting to mobile phone ‘txt speak’ in schools

Schools ‘not getting resources for Roma’

Did you really just say that? The ignorant words SEND parents hear far too often

School exams allow the rich to get richer, says academic

Pupils with special educational needs are being failed by mainstream schools, says Mencap

Lying is an “important social skill” for young children

Catholics demand apology after Ofsted makes ‘unsubstantiated’ extremism claim against school

Government U-turn on school cadet force funding

Nicky Morgan: Giving a child a ‘mild smack’ is OK

Ofqual: schools playing the system to boost pupils’ grades

Teaching British values proves that schools are about more than exams

Cameron announces plan to retrain thousands of maths and science teachers

Former soldiers will be drafted into schools to help build pupils’ character

‘Build character’, schools told

£1m boost for military-style schools project

Standards fear over school cuts

ASCL welcomes government’s support for a College of Teaching

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