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Young Carers

The label, ‘Young Carer’ includes everything from intensive support of a severely handicapped parent to more simple tasks such as communicating for profoundly deaf relatives. But according to official figures, some 13,000 out of a total 175, 000 young carers in the UK are providing more than 50 hours of help a week, of which nearly 1,000 children are aged between five and seven years old. In the past, they have been labelled serial or hardcore truants. So what can be done about this small group of pupils who do not go to school, do not think about passing exams or getting job, who are often angry at the world and who have few hopes for their futures? Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 12

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Navigating the SEN Minefield

The debate over the provision of special education rumbles on. Chris Webb–Jenkins, education expert at law firm Browne Jacobson provides an overview of Special Education Needs (SEN) legislation and the latest challenges for its provision. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 12

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Early Years: Safe and Sound

This is a 28–page OfSTED report on how registered childcare providers help children to stay safe and be healthy. It concludes that there is still some way to go to make sure that every child in every setting is safe and sound, all day and every day. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 12

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How Young People From Different Ethnic Groups Experience Lea

Experiences and decisions made when leaving school can have powerful reverberations throughout life. This Scottish–based research examines how the experiences of young people from different minority ethnic groups differ from those of young white people in the transition to adulthood. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 12

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Working on the Three Rs

This new CBI report reveals the extent to which employers have to send non–graduate recruits of all ages for remedial training in basic English and maths skills because of literacy or numeracy problems. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 12

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National Review of the Early Years and Childcare Workforce

This 90–page review looks at 5 main areas: Roles and Responsibilities; Qualifications and Training; Career Pathways; Recruitment and Retention; Workforce Planning. The Reviews findings are aimed primarily at managers of services, representative bodies, training providers and other organisations involved in early years and childcare. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 12

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The National Employers Skills Survey

This survey provides detailed information on the incidence, extent and nature of skills problems facing employers, in terms of both recruitment and skill gaps within their existing workforce. It also explores employers’ activities and expenditure in relation to training. It will be of interest to everyone involved in improving skills and learning opportunities in the workforce across England. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 12

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Analysis Of Seconday School Efficiency

The pursuit of efficiency has become a central objective of policy makers within most public services. This 65–page report looks at the measurement and comparison of efficiency in secondary schools to determine where performance improvements might be made. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 12

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Survey Of Teachers

Survey of Teachers 2006. This is the third annual survey of teachers commissioned by the GTC, designed to track the teachers’ views. It is used to inform the GTC’s policy and the advice which they give to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills. The survey highlights the diversity within the profession in relation to professional role, school phase and personal characteristics of teachers, as well as the motivations and priorities of the teachers themselves. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 12

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Ethnicity and Education

This 106–page paper presents the latest DfES statistics and research on minority ethnic pupils aged 5–16, covering minority ethnic school population, attainment and progress of minority ethnic pupils in 2005, exclusions and attendance data, and the ethnic background of teachers. There are also sections containing previously unpublished information on segregation, attitudes towards school and research evidence from various strategies aimed at raising the attainment and inclusion of minority ethnic pupils; as well as analysis of data from the first wave of the Department’s Longitudinal Study of Young People in Education. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 12

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Pupil Registration Regulation 2006

This summary outlines the new 2006 Pupil Registration Regulations and the changes from the 1995 Pupil Registration Regulations. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 12

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Early Years Report

This 28–page report on Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) was drawn up as part of the Government’s policy to develop a world class workforce catering for the needs of all children under five. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 12

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The Growth In UK Student Employment

An increasing number of students are being forced to seek paid employment during term–time and vacation so that they can survive university and try to limit the amount of debt they accumulate during their student years. This publication reports on the increase of full–time students who are also working to support themselves. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 12

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Educational Psychologists in England and Wales

This is a 162–page comprehensive review of educational psychology services in England and Wales, commissioned by the DfES to assess the current and future impact of the child psychology service nationally. It has revealed Educational psychologists are one of the key professional groups working in education services, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Youth Offending Teams, and Behaviour and Education Support Teams and that they are making a positive contribution to the “Every Child Matters “agenda. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 12

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Holocaust Education

Does 'Holocaust Education' have an effect on pupils' citizenship values and attitudes? This 72–page research aims to examine whether teaching the Holocaust, in the upper primary, either as part of a study on World War 2 or as a topic on its own, has an impact, both immediate and longer term, on pupils' citizenship values and attitudes, and particularly those values and attitudes relating to various minority or disadvantaged groups. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 12

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A Proposal To Improve Educational Outcomes For Children In C

This 34–page report was commissioned by the Department for Education and Skills to explore new ways of using the Child Trust Fund in relation to looked after children. It proposes giving looked after children their own asset account as a complement to existing policies to improve educational outcomes. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 12

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How Ofsted Inspections Improved Inadequate Care For Children

This short Ofsted report shows the impact of inspection on improving the quality of care for children and is intended to help parents of children in inadequate provision to realise that their children can, with effort from the provider, have an improved quality of care. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 12

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