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Every Child Matters News - Issue 01

*Child abuse trio case puts childminder checks under scrutiny *Deprivation is the biggest obstacle for schools *Healthy Schools should support teachers *Child neglect cases being overlooked *Rules don’t apply to childcare swaps

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21/10/2009
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Where next for pupils excluded from special schools

This survey looks for ways to improve the life chances of children who appear unteachable. It aims to identify best practice for permanently excluded children.

Date:
14/10/2009
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Early education pilot for two year old children

This study asks if a free nursery pilot for two year olds can fight the injustices of poverty.

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14/10/2009
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Deployment and Impact of Support Staff in Schools

This study asks why children who spend more time with teaching assistants achieve less than children of similar ability.

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14/10/2009
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Learning lessons from serious case reviews

Ofsted’s second report on serious case reviews covers the evaluations of 173 reviews completed between 1 April 2008 and 31 March 2009 and the lessons that are being learned.

Date:
21/10/2009
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Parental experience of services for disabled children

The DCSF asked disabled children’s parents if the health, education and care sectors were fulfilling their needs.

Date:
14/10/2009
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Schools food panel - seventh survey of head teachers

The School Food Trust asked primary and secondary head teachers about school lunchtimes.

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14/10/2009
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Every child matters?

Every child matters – until the money runs out! What will happen to public spending if a Conservative government takes power and the recession drags on? Nicola Mott asked Professor Gerry Stoker for his predictions.

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14/10/2009
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Mixed-age childcare

Michelle Shewring and her husband run a home childminding business. But instead of caring for two or three preschoolers, they care for 10-12 children from birth to eleven years old with two assistants. Here, she describes the results of her CWDC funded research project.

Date:
14/10/2009
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Sure Start Children’s Centres

In July 2009 Ofsted published a small scale report evaluating the impact of integrated services on children, parents and families in 20 Sure Start Children's Centres across England. It found that links with primary schools were generally not as strong as they needed to be. Here we ask why engagement is not as good as it should be between schools and children’s centres.

Date:
15/10/2009
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Early welfare works best

The OECD analysed public spending and child welfare in 28 first world countries.

Date:
21/10/2009
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Child File

The expectation for schools to address students' personal needs has acquired further status with the new white paper 'Your child, your schools, our future'. In this launch issue of 'Child File', ECJ provides you with the practical materials you need.

Date:
21/10/2009
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