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Government, Department for Education and Regional School Commissioners.


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£16 million drive to boost maths skills for post Brexit Britain

Academy trust survey 2017

Specification of apprenticeship standards for England (SASE)

Leadership curriculum evaluation

£1.3bn for core schools budget delivers rise in per pupil funding

Justine Greening statement to parliament on school funding

Sean Harford Ofsted: Progress, but a lot of work still to do

Update on school cladding safety checks

Leeds Family Valued programme

Evidence-informed teaching: evaluation of progress in England

'Extended HOPE' project

Innovation in social care assessments for disabled children

Changing our approach to short inspections: your views wanted

The apprenticeship levy: implications for inspection

Women Leading in Education: coach directory

Justine Greening: education at the heart of our plan for Britain

More than 130 new free schools to create more good places

Nick Gibb: England’s education reforms

New Ofsted Chair announced

Families to benefit from £55 million boost to childcare schemes

Department for Education


General for schools and academies

School exclusion

Special educational needs support in schools and colleges

School Teachers’ Review Body 27th report: 2017

School census 2017 to 2018: guide for schools and LAs

Preventing bullying

Academy sponsor application form

Apprenticeships: off-the-job training

Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in schools

Academy conversion: important dates

Academies funding allocation packs: 2017 to 2018 academic year

Timeline for local-authority-maintained schools: mandatory

P scales: attainment targets for pupils with SEN

Statements of SEN and EHC plans: England, 2017

Outcomes for children looked after by LAs: 31 March 2016

Strategic School Improvement Fund: eligibility criteria for emergency funding

Governance handbook and competency framework

School census 2016 to 2017: guide for schools and LAs

Pupil absence in schools in England: 2015 to 2016

Institute for Apprenticeships: operational plan

Analysing family circumstances and education

Free school applications: assessing the need for more schools

Free schools: applicant information for wave 12


                        2-11 year old phases                                               11-19 year old phases

Childcare service opens for parents with children under five


Early education use and child outcomes up to age 3


Primary school tests show schools rising to the challenge


National curriculum assessments: key stage 2, 2017 (interim)

Progress 8 accountability measure: schools’ responses

Key stage 2 tests: applying special consideration to results

16 to 19 accountability headline measures

EYFS learning and development requirements: exemptions for children

Ambition for vast majority of students to study core academic GCSEs

Early years foundation stage profile return 2017: guide

English Baccalaureate: equality analysis

30 hours free childcare: eligibility

The wellbeing of secondary school pupils with SEN

Phonics screening check data collection 2017: guide

Revised GCSE and equivalent results in England: 2015 to 2016

Key stage 1 assessments data collection 2017: guide

High Potential Middle (Secondary) Leader programmes evaluation

30 hours free childcare: LA and early years provider guide

16 to 18 completion and attainment qualifications: 2016

Myth-busting guide launched for early years

School performance: 2017 point scores for KS4 qualifications

Primary school accountability

Secondary school staff get mental health 'first aid' training

Key stage 2 tests: how to apply for a timetable variation

GCSE new grading scale: factsheets

Supporting early years providers to run sustainable businesses

16 to 18 level 3 value-added ready reckoner

Clarifying primary prior attainment bandings

Careers guidance provision for young people in schools



Regional Schools Commissioners

Vicky Beer: RSC for Lancashire and West Yorkshire

John Edwards: RSC for East Midlands and the Humber (inlcuding Barnsley schools and academies)

Jan Renou: RSC for North of England


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