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Newsletter: 2 Weeks in Education – 27th May 2019

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Admission: evidence from national administrative data


| Schools: Admission, Exclusion and Governance |
| DfE | Ofsted | Ofqual | Westminster |
| Education Unions | News media |

| Schools: Admission, Exclusion and Governance
Twitter updates:  #SchoolAdmission, #SchoolExclusion and #SchoolGovernance

OSA – Decision: St George Catholic VA College

BME pupils less likely than white students to get first-choice school

Are schools temporarily off-rolling pupils in league-table loophole?

Most parents reject nearest school
Some 60% do not choose their local secondary school as their first option, shows major study –  About

School choice in England: evidence from national administrative data

No one polices the 11-plus

How do we encourage more women to volunteer as school governors – and why does it matter?

Winners of Outstanding Governance Awards 2019 announced

Hansard: Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupil Exclusions (22 May 2019)

Hansard: Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Offenders: Pupil Exclusions (21 May 2019)

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupil Referral Units: Standards (20 May 2019)

NGA Summer Conference 2019

Why we must make governors’ workload sustainable

Stormzy should be taught in schools instead of Mozart to prevent exclusions, charity urges

School exclusions drop despite concerns over behaviour

Northamptonshire pupils as young as five permanently excluded this school year

Devon mum’s anguish as son with autism moved from 10 schools and has been excluded for the last six months

Why teachers should become school governors

Experts question call to link school admission with MMR vaccine

Pressure to cut exclusions ‘puts teachers at risk of violence’

Finalists of Outstanding Governance Awards 2019 revealed

NGA announces appointment of young trustee to its board

MAT has removed heads’ final say over permanent exclusions

OSA – Decision: The Winns Primary School

Meet Jonny Atkinson, Events Manager at University of Liverpool

Educators on Board

Looking to make the next step up the career ladder? Volunteering as a school governor can help you get there

Everyone welcome: inside the schools that haven’t expelled a child since 2013

Timpson Review: where was the acknowledgment of race?

Churches are open to all. Why aren’t faith schools?

| DfE

DFE – Press release: Thousands of schools to improve through shared expertise

DFE – Research and analysis: School improvement through school-to-school support

DFE – News story: Increase in EBacc entries as modern foreign languages rise

DFE – Press release: Cash incentives for maths and physics teachers

DFE – Transparency data: DfE monthly workforce management information: 2019 to 2020

DFE – Guidance: KS1 assessments data collection 2019: technical specification

DFE – Press release: New support for trainee teachers

DFE – Press release: Education Secretary announces £2.5m boost to Careers Hubs in 20 areas

DFE – News story: More support to help employers offer T Level industry placements

DFE – Guidance: Introduction of T Levels

DFE – Research and analysis: Evaluation of the industry placements pilot

DFE – Guidance: School workforce census 2019: technical information

DFE – Guidance: 16 to 19 study programmes: guide for providers

DFE – News story: Ways improving your numeracy skills has become easier

DFE – Transparency data: Teaching schools and system leadership: reports

DFE – Open consultation: Teachers’ pension scheme regulations: proposed changes

DFE – Form: Alternative provision free school financial template

DFE – Guidance: 16 to 19 free school revenue funding

DFE – Guidance: Alternative provision free school revenue funding

DFE – News story: Thousands of schools to pilot new reception class check-up

DFE – Policy paper: Changes to assessments in primary schools

DFE – Transparency data: Open academies, free schools, studio schools and UTCs

DFE – Press release: Government orders non-compliant trusts to reduce excessive salaries

| Ofsted

Will Ofsted end three-year GCSEs?

Ofsted’s framework: what it means for pupil mental health

David Ross Education Trust warned over failing school

Why a good Ofsted report can be bad for GCSE results

Short-term politics ‘harms skills training’

Huge variation in MAT schools’ Ofsted ratings

Ofsted – Corporate report: Ofsted Board meetings 2019: papers and minutes

Improvements and errors: Ofsted’s new framework is difficult to grade

The Tes Podcast: Ofsted’s inspection framework

Ofsted: Was my cynicism over the new inspection framework misplaced? Maybe

Ofsted confirms U-turn over SEND in inspections

Ofsted – Guidance: Education inspection framework

Ofsted – Consultation outcome: Education inspection framework 2019: inspecting the substance of education

Ofsted – Guidance: Section 8 school inspection handbook (EIF)

Ofsted – Press release: Ofsted’s new inspection arrangements to focus on curriculum, behaviour and development

Ofsted – Statistical data set: Unregistered schools management information

| Ofqual

Ofqual – Official Statistics: Provisional entries for GCSE, AS and A level: summer 2019 exam series

Ofqual – Correspondence: Letter to awarding organisations: Annual Statement to Ofqual 2019

Ofqual – News story: Help Ofqual evaluate 2019’s GCSEs, AS and A levels

Ofqual – Guidance: GCSEs, AS and A levels: a guide for students in England

Ofqual – News story: Response to Guardian story about language learning in schools

Ofqual – Reviews and appeals

Ofqual – Marking and moderation

Ofqual – Grading

| Westminster

Physical education and sport in schools
Published Friday, May 24, 2019 | Commons Briefing

Education Committee – SEND – DfE Ministers Nadhim Zahawi and Nick Gibb questioned

Post-16 Special Educational Needs FAQs
Published Friday, May 17, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8561

| Education Unions

Rona Tutt’s SEND summary (May 2019)

ASCL comment on Labour’s plan for climate change education

Provisional Entry Statistics for GCSE, AS and A Level

Our values – Growth, Community, Voice
The opening ceremony at NAHT’s annual conference

Cash incentives for maths and physics teachers

UN Special Rapporteur on Poverty in the UK

School funding – current events

Vital role of school and college support staff recognised

Inclusion not exclusion: defending LGBT+ inclusive education

NASUWT comments on TUC LGBT sexual harassment at work report

Teachers and school leaders need to put themselves first when it comes to mental health, says NAHT

Important changes to inspection framework welcome, says NASUWT

Call for upskirting law change following sentencing

ASCL responds to new inspection plans

ASCL response to EPI report on sixth form and college funding

Teachers facing ‘unjustified’ drug and alcohol testing

| Media reporting

DfE teacher-training review head backs calls for specialist SEND teachers

SEND success is a journey, apparently, one with no end in sight

Elite universities scrap list of ‘preferred’ A-levels amid backlash

Protests by parents and children stop schools from becoming academies

Oxford to offer free year to disadvantaged students with lower grades

It’s exam season! Answer these five questions for a better world

Pollutionwatch: the fight for clean air at the school gates

LGBT lessons: police chief calls for end to Birmingham protests

Teens given new advice on A-level choices

One in four primary pupils has ‘hidden’ social and mental health difficulties

We must do more to end confusion of SEND system, admits minister

Record high state school admissions revealed at Oxbridge

Schools failing to promote vocational routes face government action

UK’s ‘cruel and harmful policies’ lack regard for child hunger, says NGO

Beware ‘lazy typecasting’ of working-class pupils

Call for new body to oversee skills and education policy

‘We must end the unconscious bias in teaching’

SEND inquiry takedown: Parents Vs DfE

Sex education: new guidance for teaching about consent

Careers lessons push up GCSE grades

Schools of thought: can mindfulness lessons boost child mental health?

Verbal abuse from pupils ranked top ‘stress-inducing factor’, by union leader

The SEND crib sheet: How you can help school help your disabled child

16-19 education funding: trends and implications

Sats are no better than teachers at predicting pupil’s GCSE and A-Level results, study finds

The case for funding healthy school meals

Baseline pilot snubbed by more than 7,000 schools

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