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Faith Schools FAQs

Date: 27.06.2018

This House of Commons Library briefing discusses what makes faith schools in England different. It answers FAQs and provides key statistics....

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Initial teacher training in England

Date: 27.06.2018

This House of Commons Library Briefing provides information on initial teacher training (ITT) in England, including the different ITT routes, the sources of financial support for trainees, and recent policy developments....

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The Office for Students

Date: 27.06.2018

This House of Commons library briefing gives information on the new higher education body the Office for Students (OfS). It gives background to the establishment of the body, sets out the functions of the body and discusses the new...

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Teacher recruitment and retention in England

Date: 27.06.2018

This House of Commons Library Briefing Paper provides information on the recruitment and retention of teachers in England, including Government initiatives to increase teacher supply. The briefing also gives an overview of attempts to...

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Independent schools (England)

Date: 27.05.2018

An overview of the topics Members commonly encounter relating to fee-paying independent schools in England...

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T Levels Reforms to Technical Education

Date: 27.05.2018

This House of Commons Library Briefing Paper provides an overview of proposals to reform the system of technical education in England, including the introduction of T Levels....

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Home education in England

Date: 27.05.2018

This briefing sets out the current position relating to home education in England and provides brief information on recent issues raised concerning home education. It covers England only....

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Further Education Post-16 Area Reviews

Date: 27.05.2018

This House of Commons Library briefing provides information on the area reviews of post-16 education and training which were conducted between September 2015 and March 2017....

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Summer-born children starting school

Date: 27.05.2018

This House of Commons Library briefing paper provides an overview of the flexibility for parents of summer-born children in England to request for their children to be admitted to school outside of their normal age group, and potential...

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Schools

Date: 27.04.2018

This Commons Library briefing page has been prepared in advance of an Opposition Day Debate on a motion about schools. This will take place on Wednesday 25 April 2018 in the Commons Chamber....

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Special Educational Needs support in England

Date: 27.04.2018

This House of Commons Library briefing sets out the system of support for children and young people in England aged 0-25 with special educational needs (SEN). The briefing provides an overview of the new system introduced in 2014, the...

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School inspections in England Ofsted

Date: 27.04.2018

This briefing paper gives answers to some common questions on Ofsted inspections of state-funded schools in England. It looks at the practicalities of inspection and the implications of Ofsted gradings. It also provides information on...

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The Pupil Premium

Date: 27.04.2018

This House of Commons Library Briefing Paper provides an overview of policy on the Pupil Premium since its introduction in 2011, including funding levels, eligibility criteria, and accountability....

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The school curriculum in England

Date: 27.04.2018

This note provides an overview of the curriculum in state-funded schools in England. It outlines what schools have to teach and at what ages. It also provides historical information on the development and revision of the national...

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School places in England applications, allocations and...

Date: 27.04.2018

This briefing paper provides an overview of how places are allocated at state-funded mainstream schools in England. It covers appeals, and other options for parents and carers unhappy with their child's allocated school. Updated for...

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