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Childrens Workforce Strategy

Children's Workforce Strategy is a strategy document outlining how the government intends to create and support an effective children's workforce comprised of personnel in early years education, childcare, play, health, schools and colleges, youth work, sport and leisure, family support, children’s social care and other specialist services.

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31/08/2005
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Children In Trouble Matter

This is a discussion paper from the Association of Directors of Social Services and the Local Government Association youth crime group on children and young people affected by domestic violence. The 20page document discusses opportunities for incorporating the needs of children experiencing domestic violence into the planning of children’s services.

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31/10/2005
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A review of GCE and GCSE coursework arrangements

This is a 35page report on a QCA review of the role of coursework in current GCSE and GCE specifications and how those involved perceived coursework.

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31/10/2005
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20 ways to make headship more attractive

Are you looking to inject some positive energy into your job this year? Are you a headteacher who is seeking the passion you had when you were first teaching? Are you a deputy thinking about headship but concerned you will not enjoy it? Or are you happy in your work and keen to make it even better for you and your school?

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Common Assessment Framework

The Common Assessment Framework (CAF) is a standardised approach to assessing childrens needs designed to help practitioners communicate and work together more effectively. It is intended that the CAF should be in use across the country by 2008 but is already available for use in a draft form.

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31/08/2005
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An evaluation of the post16 citizenship pilot 2004/05

A 45page report from Ofsted and the Adult Learning Inspectorate on the benefits of involvement in citizenship programmes.

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31/10/2005
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Race equality in education

This is a 33page OfSTED survey report which illustrates good practice in work on race equality and education in schools and local authorities in England.

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31/10/2005
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Higher Standards Better Schools For All

Higher Standards Better Schools For All More Choice for Parents and Pupils is a 104page Education White Paper which sets out the governments plans to radically improve the school system and increase parental choice.

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31/10/2005
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Teachers Salary

New pay scales for teachers for 2005 - 2006

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31/10/2005
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Primary science in the UK

A scoping study explores teachers views and experiences of primary science education across the United Kingdom to find ways in which it could be improved.

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31/08/2005
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Harnessing Technology: Transforming Learning and Childrens S

This is a 72page strategy document from the DfES which sets out the Governments four objectives: • Transforming teaching, learning and child development, enabling children and learners of all ages to meet their highest expectations • Connecting with hard to reach groups in new ways • Opening up education to partnerships with other organisations • Moving to a new level of efficiency and effectiveness in our delivery

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31/08/2005
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Learning behaviour

Learning behaviour is a 100page report from the Practitioners Group on school behaviour and discipline recommending how schools can nurture the ideal conditions to improve behaviour and discipline in schools. The specific recommendations will become part of the forthcoming education White Paper.

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31/10/2005
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Tackling the roots of racism: lessons for success

This is a 240page review of what works in anti racist initiatives from Middlesex University. Thirty years after the Race Relations Act racism remains endemic in British society. How successful have policy measures been in addressing the causes of of racism? What lessons can we learn from countries outside Britain? Drawing on a wide range of sources, the report, in book form, particularly highlights the need to understand micro 'everyday' racisms in order to tackle the macro structural roots of racism.

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31/10/2005
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Excellence and Enjoyment: Social and emotional aspects of le

This 82page curriculum resource from the DfES aims to develop the qualities and skills needed to promote positive behaviour and effective learning. It focuses on five social and emotional aspects of learning: self awareness managing feelings motivation, empathy and social skills.

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30/04/2005
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School Sport Survey

The objective of the School Sport Survey was to collect responses from partnership schools to 10 key questions related to the national school sport strategy. Commissioned by the DfES it covers the academic year 2004/05.

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Children and Young Peoples Use of ICT at Home

Children and Young Peoples Home Use of ICT for Educational Purposes: The Impact on Attainment at Key Stages 1 to 4. This is a 106 page report by the DfES undertaken to understand the links between childrens educational uses of ICT at home and their performance and attainment at school.

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31/08/2005
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Safeguarding Children in Education

Safeguarding Children in Education: Dealing With Allegations of Abuse Against Teachers and Other Staff is new guidance for schools and the authorities to speed up the process of dealing with allegations of abuse against teachers and support staff.

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31/10/2005
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Migration and Social Mobility

This is a 52page report written by Lucinda Platt of the University of Essex compiled from data over 30 years and involving 140000 children on Britains minority ethnic communities. It shows how young people from working class ethnic minorities have tended to out-perform their white counterparts.

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31/10/2005
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Inclusion: the impact of LEA support and outreach services

Inclusion: the impact of LEA support and outreach services is an OfSTED report which reviews the quality of external special educational needs (SEN) support for schools and provides an analysis of good practice. The report focuses mainly on LEA support services and outreach services from special schools.

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31/08/2005
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Improving the education and training of 14-19 year olds

This is the second annual report of the Nuffield Foundations review of 14-19 education. The 234page report concentrates on examining more deeply the three main questions raised in the first Report: What are the aims of education in the 14-19 phase? Which of our young people are participating and progressing within the current system? How could the system be changed to enable more of them to do so?

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31/10/2005
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Languages in Key Stage 4

Languages In Key Stage 4 is a survey by the National Centre for Languages based on responses to a questionnaire sent to a 2000 secondary schools in England on the current state of language teaching at Key Stage 4.

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31/10/2005
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Childcare Bill

The Childcare Bill introduced to Parliament on 8 November 2005 enshrines in law parents legitimate expectation of accessible high quality childcare and services for children under 5 and their families. The Bill implements the aims set out in 'The Ten Year Strategy for Childcare - choice for parents, the best start for children' published in December 2004, which acknowledged that education and care for the youngest children could be brought together in a more coherent way.

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31/10/2005
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Curriculum and progression in the arts: an international stu

This international 58page survey by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) is commissioned by the QCA and examines the place of the arts in the curriculum in 21 countries including England as part of the international review of curriculum and assessment frameworks (INCA) project.

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31/08/2005
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