Newsbites – DfE, School’s Week, Speeches

Newsbites – DfE, School’s Week, Speeches

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DfE press release: Teacher workload: new measures announced

Education Secretary pledges more support to reduce teacher workload during landmark speech at NASUWT conference.

Schools Week: The ‘Workload Principles’: A one-page guide to the most useful parts of the workload reports

Schools Weeks summarises the recommendations of the three workload reports.

DfE speech: Stepping up to shape an education system which delivers opportunity for all

The Education Secretary addresses the NASUWT teachers’ union conference to discuss her white paper reforms and working together.

DfE speech: Edward Timpson speaks to virtual school heads

Children and Families Minister gives a keynote speech at the Annual Conference of Virtual School Heads. Includes: using data better to help understand and measure improvements in what children in care achieve, changing legislation to extend VSH role and the role and responsibilities of the school designated teacher for looked-after children to support children who have left care under an adoption order.

DfE consultation outcome: Intervening in failing, underperforming and coasting schools

Updated: Added government response and a link to revised statutory guidance about schools causing concern. The DfE was seeking views on the government’s proposals to address underperformance in local-authority-maintained schools. 

Publication: Education and Adoption Act 2016 c.6

Education and Adoption Bill receives Royal Assent.

DfE guidance: School performance tables: how to interpret the data

Updated: How to use school and college performance data to interpret pupil attainment and progress, and compare schools and colleges in England. Added information about changes to the way we count key stage 4 qualifications since 2014.]

Ofsted Blog: Government proposals for Ofsted inspections

This blog post clarifies what the white paper Education Excellence Everywhere, which announced the transformation of England’s schools, could mean for inspection.

Schools Week: Churches get special relationship with regional schools commissioners

Schools Week is reporting that an agreement will set out the relationship between churches and the government as all schools get set to become academies