Data on Early Years attainment were published last month for the 2016/17 year, and are available at LA level. The DfE report notes that the proportion of children achieving a good level of development continues to rise and that the gender gap also decreased, though remains significant. There is a useful map showing the proportion of children achieving a good level across the country. The DfE notes that variability between LAs is an issue. Continue reading “Early years foundation stage profile results: 2016 to 2017”
The national report provides a useful overview of the changes to attainment and attendance data, and highlights some of the differences between the attainment of all children, children looked after and children in need. As expected, nationally children looked after attain much less well than all children, but it may surprise some that they generally attain slightly better than children in need. This may indicate an additional level of stability in the lives of children looked after, at least those looked after long-term, or be linked to effective interventions and use of the Pupil Premium. It is also interesting that the gap between the attainment of all children and children looked after is less for children with a statement of SEN / Education, Health and Care Plan.
There is an additional short report on the attainment of children who ceased to be looked after because an adoption order, special guardianship order or child arrangements order (formerly a residence order).
Published 23 March 2017, updated 11 May 2017.
Children’s social work workforce 2016 (DfE, February 2017)
Statistical release by Department for Education
This publication reports on the data supplied by LAs in the Children’s Social Work Workforce return for 2015/16. In the past this return has been problematic for LAs to complete accurately and difficult to make sense of the published data, because the guidance has been interpreted differently in different LAs (something we talked about Continue reading “Children’s social work workforce 2016”