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UK Department for Education, 2020
acl Consulting was commissioned in November 2018 to undertake research for the UK Department for Education (DfE) aimed at understanding costs and cost drivers in the Further Education (FE) sector. The main aim of the research was to provide estimates of the cost of delivering good quality FE provision. Specifically, to: (1) Provide information on…
Descriptors: Costs, Continuing Education, Economic Factors, Educational Finance
Buzzeo, Jonathan; Patel, Rakhee; Byford, Morwenna; Takala, Helena; Gay, Robert – UK Department for Education, 2020
In May 2016, Government funding of £80 million was awarded to establish five employer-led National Colleges in key growth sectors -- Creative and Cultural (NCCI), Digital Skills (Ada), Nuclear (NCfN), High Speed Rail (NCHSR) and Oil and Gas. This was alongside substantial investment from Local Authorities (LAs), Local Enterprise Partnerships…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Finance, Financial Support, Federal Aid
UK Department for Education, 2020
This report presents the findings of the Apprenticeship Evaluation Learner Survey 2018- 19. The research is intended to help monitor key progress indicators and to help shape future development of the apprenticeship programme. Specifically, it covers individuals' motivations for undertaking their apprenticeship, their experience of the training…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Gender Differences, Age Differences, Ethnicity
UK Department for Education, 2020
This is the technical report for "Apprenticeships Evaluation 2018-19 - Learners." It details how the survey of apprentices was sampled, conducted, weighted and analysed, and how this compares to the previous surveys. Four appendices are included in the report. [For the full report, see ED604913.]
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Gender Differences, Age Differences, Ethnicity
Sims, Sam; Jerrim, John – UK Department for Education, 2020
England currently faces a shortage of teachers, in part due to declining retention. Research suggests that one important influence on teachers' decisions about whether to leave teaching is the quality of working conditions in their school. Understanding which specific aspects of working conditions have the strongest relationship with retention…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Administrator Surveys, Teacher Surveys, Teaching Conditions
Foster, Rowan; Svanaes, Siv; Howell, Sarah; Neary, Siobhan; Everitt, Julia; Dodd, Vanessa – UK Department for Education, 2020
This research, conducted in 2017, examines the amount of time students spend on building their skills and employability in pre-16 and post-16 education. It covers: (1) qualification hours; (2) non qualification hours; (3) homework and self-study; (4) activities outside of education; and (5) a typical week. Qualification hours are defined as the…
Descriptors: Time on Task, Skill Development, Job Skills, Employment Potential
Butt, Sarah; Ratti, Victoria – UK Department for Education, 2020
This report uses data from a survey that is a follow-up to the survey of childcare and early years providers for 2019. It provides data on: (1) the special educational needs inclusion fund (SENIF); and (2) early years' providers experiences of different funding mechanisms, particularly the early years pupil premium (EYPP), disability access fund…
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Education, Child Care
UK Department for Education, 2020
The public sector apprenticeship target was introduced in 2017. Under this, public sector bodies with 250 or more staff in England have a target to employ an average of at least 2.3% of their staff as new apprentice starts over the period of 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2021. Public sector bodies are required to submit data annually on the number…
Descriptors: Public Sector, Apprenticeships, Foreign Countries, Disclosure
UK Department for Education, 2019
The statutory guidance is for local authorities given by the Department for Education, on behalf of the Secretary of State. Section 72 of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 places a statutory duty on all local authorities in England, in exercising their functions in respect of maintained schools causing concern, to have regard to any guidance…
Descriptors: School Districts, Foreign Countries, Educational Legislation, Educational Administration
UK Department for Education, 2019
This is statutory guidance from the Department for Education. The guidance refers to legislation regarding the provision of transport to post-16 education and training for young people of sixth form age and legislation regarding the provision of transport to post-19 education and training for those aged 19 to 25 and for whom an Education, Health…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
UK Department for Education, 2019
Teachers enter the profession motivated by the chance to change lives. This must begin with the right foundations. At the centre of this strategy is the most significant reform to teaching in a generation -- the introduction of the Early Career Framework (ECF). The framework will underpin a step change in support for early career teachers,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Persistence, Beginning Teachers
Walker, Matt; Worth, Jack; Van den Brande, Jens – UK Department for Education, 2019
This report presents the findings from the Teacher Workload Survey (TWS) 2019, which is a large-scale nationally representative survey of teachers, middle leaders and senior leaders, conducted over a three-week period in March 2019. The survey helps act as a national 'barometer' for teachers', middle leaders' and senior leaders' working conditions…
Descriptors: Faculty Workload, Teaching Conditions, Work Environment, Administrators
Abrahams, Katie; Cirin, Rob – UK Department for Education, 2019
The School Admissions Code ("the Code") requires school admission authorities to provide for the admission of all children in the September following their fourth birthday, and this is when children usually start school. A child does not reach compulsory school age, however, until the "prescribed day" following their fifth…
Descriptors: School Entrance Age, Admission (School), Preschool Education, School Districts
UK Department for Education, 2019
This report evaluates wellbeing in children and young people, including: (1) statistics on the wellbeing of children and young people in England; (2) wider indicators on their happiness with their relationships, self-reported health and experiences with school; and (3) an in-depth analysis of psychological wellbeing in teenage girls.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Well Being, Children, Adolescents
UK Department for Education, 2019
On July 20, 2015, the National Audit Office (NAO) published its report "Overseeing the financial sustainability in the further education sector." The NAO examined oversight of the financial sustainability of the FE sector in England, with specific focus on general further education colleges (GFECs) (excluding sixth form colleges (SFCs)).…
Descriptors: Financial Support, Grants, Resource Allocation, Governance
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