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Statutory guidance: Early years foundation stage (EYFS) statutory framework

The standards that school and childcare providers must meet for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5.

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Guidance: Early years qualifications: pre September 2014 criteria

Criteria that early years qualifications, started before 1 September 2014, must meet to be classed as 'full and relevant' by DfE.

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Guidance: Early years educator (level 3): qualifications criteria

The assessment criteria and minimum qualification content requirements for level 3 early years educators.

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Guidance: Early years practitioner (level 2): qualifications criteria

The criteria for the minimum qualification content of level 2 early years practitioners qualifications.

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Guidance: Early years qualifications achieved in the United Kingdom

Lists of qualifications that meet DfE's criteria for counting in the early years foundation stage framework staff:child ratios.

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Research: How childcare provider characteristics impact costs of childcare

Research looking at whether, on average, bigger childcare providers deliver childcare more cheaply.

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Research: Evidence of early years providersí finances from a 2022 survey

Evidence of providersí finances from the 2022 survey of childcare and early years providers.

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Policy paper: Intensive training and practice

Information on the intensive training and practice (ITAP) element of initial teacher training (ITT).

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Transparency data: Family hubs transformation fund: section 31 grant determination letters

Letters sent to the local authorities selected for funding through the £12 million family hubs transformation fund.

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Guidance: Special educational needs person level survey 2025: guide

Guide for local authorities completing returns for the person level 2025 special educational needs survey, commonly known as person level SEN2.

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Guidance: Designated family judge trailblazer pilot: submit an application

Information for local authorities on how to submit an application to take part in the designated family judge trailblazer pilot.

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Speech: Minister Halfon's speech at the Times Higher Education conference

Minister for Skills, Apprenticeships and Higher Education Robert Halfon delivers a speech at the Times Higher Education conference in Liverpool.

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Transparency data: Schools block national funding formula: split sites funding

Schools eligible for split sites funding and numbers of additional sites which qualify for the basic and distance elements of the funding.

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Guidance: 14 to 19 technical and applied qualifications: technical guidance

Guidance for awarding organisations submitting technical and applied qualifications for school and college performance tables.

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Official Statistics: Initial teacher training: trainee number census 2023 to 2024

Provisional recruitment to initial teacher training (ITT) programmes in England in the academic year 2023 to 2024.

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Transparency data: DfE external data shares

Department for Education (DfE) approved data shares with external, third-party organisations.

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Official Statistics: Pupil attendance in schools

Data on the levels of attendance and overall, authorised and unauthorised absence in state-funded primary, secondary and special schools.

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Official Statistics: Pupil attendance in schools

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Data on the levels of attendance and overall, authorised and unauthorised absence in state-funded primary, secondary and special schools.

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Guidance: Apply for Department for Education (DfE) personal data

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How to apply for access to personal data from DfE and its executive agencies.

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Guidance: Transfer Advanced Learner Loans to Lifelong Learning Entitlement

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How awarding organisations can ensure the transfer of their level 4 to 6 qualifications funded in Advanced Learner Loans to the Lifelong Learning Entitlement.

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Guidance: Assessment component files: 2024

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Assessment framework specification files for software suppliers developing management information systems (MIS).

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Transparency data: DfE and executive agency spend over £25,000: 2023 to 2024

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Spending over £25,000 by the Department for Education (DfE) and its executive agencies during the financial year 2023 to 2024.

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Transparency data: Teachers' pension scheme payments: 2023 to 2024

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Teachers' pension scheme payments made on behalf of the Department for Education (DfE) in the 2023 to 2024 financial year.

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Guidance: Find, join or create a network for school business professionals

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How business professionals working in schools can find, join or create a network of local school business professionals.

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Guidance: Flexi job apprenticeships using an approved agency

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Information about flexi-job apprenticeships using approved agencies, in occupations that often use short-term contracts or other non-standard employment models.

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North west

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Lists the Skills Bootcamps by sector currently open for applications in the north-west.

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Find a Skills Bootcamp

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Skills Bootcamps offer free, flexible courses of up to 16 weeks. You'll be offered a job interview with an employer once you complete the course.

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Transparency data: Reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC): management information

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Data on confirmed evidence of RAAC and the mitigations in place in state-funded education settings.

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Press release: England among highest performing western countries in education

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England is among the highest performing European and western countries in global education study.

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Research: PISA 2022: national report for England

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England's PISA 2022 results, with an international comparison of mathematics, reading and science performance of 15-year-old pupils.

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

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Information on all academies, free schools, studio schools and university technical colleges (UTCs) open in England, and those in the process of opening.

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Guidance: Joining the APAR as an end point assessment organisation

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How end-point assessment organisations (EPAOs) join the apprenticeship provider and assessment register (APAR).

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Transparency data: New school proposals

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Lists of local authorities seeking academy and free school proposers, and of all academies and free schools already set up.

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Guidance: Attendance hubs

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Join an attendance hub to get support and resources to improve your approach to managing attendance and significantly reduce absence in your school.

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Guidance: Childminder agencies: list of agencies

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Information for childminders and providers of childcare on domestic premises wishing to register with a childminder agency.

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Guidance: Special educational needs survey: guide to submitting data

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How local authorities should report data for the annual special educational needs survey, commonly known as SEN2.

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Guidance: Special educational needs person level survey 2025: guide

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Guide for local authorities completing returns for the person level 2025 special educational needs survey, commonly known as person level SEN2.

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Guidance: Research reports: template and style guide

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The template and style guide for contractors to use when writing research reports for the Department for Education (DfE).

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Guidance: Taking Teaching Further programme

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Guidance for further education providers who have successfully registered to Taking Teaching Further (TTF) 2023.

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Transparency data: Department for Education gender pay gap 2023

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Gender pay gap information for the Department for Education (DfE) as of 31 March 2023.

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Guidance: National Citizen Service (NCS): guidance for schools and colleges

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How to use NCS in a school or college to help develop students' skills and confidence.

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Guidance: Co ordinated admissions 2024: series 20 files

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Files for the electronic transfer of 2024 co-ordinated admissions data, primarily for use by software suppliers.

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Guidance: Recruit teachers from overseas

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Check what you need to do to employ teachers who are non-UK citizens.

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Research: Children of the 2020s: first survey of families at age 9 months

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Findings from wave 1 of the Children of the 2020s (Cot20s) longitudinal study.

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Guidance: Childcare expansion capital grant funding

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Local authority funding to support the provision of new early years entitlement and wraparound places.

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The Department for Education is responsible for education and childrenís services in England. We work to achieve a highly educated society in which opportunity is equal for children and young people, no matter what their background or family circumstances.


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