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News Updates from Parliament Our own worst enemy Achievement for All?

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23/12/2011
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ECUPDATE 20 News

ECUPDATE 20 News

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Draft Revised Admission Code

The draft School Admissions Code and Draft Schools Admission Appeals Code have now been published following a 12 – week consultation. They are much shorter than their predecessors. But reduction in content does not mean reduction in implication.

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How to get parents engaged

It’s widely recognised how parental involvement in children’s education makes a difference. But how do you get them involved? The ‘Review of best practice in parental engagement’ provides an in-depth study.

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23/12/2011
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Missing out

What is poverty and deprivation like from a child’s perspective? This interesting piece of research takes a very child-centred approach to find out what makes children feel they are missing out.

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23/12/2011
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YoungMinds in Schools

There are huge changes and challenges ahead for schools. In this article Roger Catchpole from YoungMinds in Schools explains how the YMiS programme might help.

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23/12/2011
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Changes to reporting allegations – another perspective

The Education Bill is now statutory. It brings with it additional reporting restrictions where there are allegations of abuse. Is this a move in the right direction? Lisa Harker from the NSPCC is not so sure.

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23/12/2011
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Hope in LEAP abounds

One size doesn’t fit all. In this article, Peter Gibson from LEAP, explains how this project is turning around the lives of some young people in a way that school never did.

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23/12/2011
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Angry, abusive and violent – why our negative perception of children must be challenged

Blaming and criticising young people seems to be the trend at the moment. In this article, Jane Stacey from Barnardo’s, looks beyond the headlines and suggests some ideas for turning perception around.

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23/12/2011
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Tackling sensitive issues through books

It can be difficult for teachers to explore sensitive issues in the classroom. In this article, Letterbox Library highlight some texts that might help us to discuss the difficult in an unthreatening way.

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23/12/2011
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Dream...act...achieve – the key to building great futures

Schools face a challenging future. That is why Schools4Life offer tailored frameworks to support schools in their journey through transformation to achievement, inspiring a nation of children, young people and their communities in difficult times.

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23/12/2011
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