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Issue UD.34

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Why current assessment systems are letting children down

As expectations for all pupils rise higher and higher, the achievements of our most challenged children risk becoming marginalised. Here assessment expert Sue Hackman takes a critical look at the DfE’s current advice for assessing children who are working below the expected standards of the new National Curriculum.

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15/06/2016
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Student X: A case study in managing difficult behaviour

What causes a student to behave well in one class but disrupt another? In this special report, Lloyd Hughes shares the findings of his small scale research into behaviour management, revealing the impact of teacher attitude and demeanour on the conduct of their class.

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15/06/2016
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Document highlights: What do families think of the new education, health and care process?

More than a year after the government's dramatic SEN reform, this DfE report looks at children's, young people's and families' experiences of the new education, health and care assessment and plans.

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15/06/2016
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Document highlights: How well are we preparing vulnerable youngsters for successful adult lives?

This Ofsted report looks at how well the further education and skills sector is preparing young people with high needs for adult life.

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15/06/2016
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Document highlights: Tackling the mental health crisis in secondary schools

Nowhere is the crisis in young people's mental health felt more acutely than in secondary schools. This report pleads for early intervention and also suggests Ofsted inspect schools' mental health provision more thoroughly and more frequently.​

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15/06/2016
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Document highlights: The value of afterschool clubs for disadvantaged children

How does participation in out-of-school activities vary by background, and what impact does this have on children's achievement at 11? This research by the Nuffield Foundation sought to find out.

Date:
16/05/2016
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