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  • 12-16 october In the news this week: DfE data has been published for the EYFS profile, GCSEs and A-levels, a report has suggested that the SEND system is "fragmented", and the first 'new' grammar school in 50 years has been approved.
  • 15 october In the news today: the DfE has given approval for the first 'new' grammar school in 50 years to open, a report suggests that SEN provision has become "fragmented", and a survey claims almost one in five teachers have no understanding of the new duty to report pupils at risk of FGM.
  • Figures suggest rise in five-year-olds reaching a 'good' level of development (13/10/2015) DfE figures suggest that more pupils in the EYFS are reaching a 'good' level of development before they start school. The data indicates, however, that a gap remains between the attainment of boys and that of girls.
  • First 'new' grammar school in 50 years approved Approval for the first 'new' grammar school in 50 years has been granted by the DfE. The expansion of an existing grammar school to a satellite site comes after months of legal wrangling.