Tag Archives: DfE

Useful education links for the last week

These are some of the education stories we found interesting between the 13th and 19th April 2013.

Pupils may get congratulations from David Willetts, the Universities Minister (The Times) – Bright pupils from poor backgrounds could soon receive a letter from ministers encouraging them to apply for university. Continue reading

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Academies and the Freedom of Information Act

TweetThe number of academies in the UK is increasing by the month and their set-up can often be complex, with multiple parties involved in the running of the school, but the Freedom of Information Act provides a useful tool to … Continue reading

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Document: DfE response to the consultation on changes to the Admissions Framework

TweetA document that those following education should be watching. From the DfE site: “Subject to the views of Parliament, these Codes will come into force on 1 February 2012, affecting the 2013/14 admissions intake. 

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Access to Unreliable Children’s Services Data…

TweetIn early November, Paul blogged about local authorities submitting shaky figures to the Department for Education, as reported on the Channel 4 blogs. As Paul quoted and Patrick Worrall stated; “So to recap, these spending figures don’t actually reflect the … Continue reading

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Investigating academy charities and other nonprofits

TweetOver on the main Help Me Investigate blog, Chris Dodd has written a guide to investigating nonprofit companies, including Academy Schools which, Dodd points out: “… are regulated by Department for Education (DfE). It’s worth noting that all three regulatory bodies … Continue reading

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Investigating the special education system 2: what the data shows

TweetThis summer, the Department for Education (DfE) provided a statistical breakdown of special education system. The data throws up some interesting points, here’s two: 1)      The number of children granted statements of special educational need has decreased steadily over the past four … Continue reading

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Young learners’ data released

TweetAs part of the Government’s data opening process, the Young People’s Learning Agency (YPLA) has launched its data website. With an “emphasis on transparency,” the site sets to publish all their public data on Academies, 16-19 year-olds and Further Education … Continue reading

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Links: unreliable data on children’s services (FactCheck)

TweetChannel 4’s FactCheck reports on some very shaky data being submitted by local authorities to the Department for Education. After listing a number of figures which varied wildly from year to year, and a response from a DfE spokesman that … Continue reading

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