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Vocational Training

As employers continue to influence the curriculum, Anne Nicholls from the Learning and Skills Development Agency explores some innovative ways to prepare children for a life of labour… Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.01 (13)

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Making the Link between Mental Health and Youth Homelessness

Increasing numbers of young homeless people with mental health problems are not getting adequate support because services rarely work together to provide the necessary help. This 54–page report from the Mental Health Foundation and Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities calls for joined up commissioning of integrated services across sectors, to speed up access to specialist mental health and drug and alcohol services when needed by young people. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.01 (13)

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Provision for Community Language Learning in Scotland

This 80–page study by the Scottish Executive aims to investigate the extent to which current provision enables plurilingual children to maintain and develop their languages. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.01 (13)

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Foundation Stage Target Setting And The Childcare Act 2006

This consultation relates to target setting for the Foundation Stage to meet the requirements of the Childcare Act 2006. The targets relate to the local authority duty to improve the outcomes of young children in their area and reduce any inequalities. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.01 (13)

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The Role Of Inspection In Monitoring School Meal Standards

This report by Estyn, the independent education and training inspectorate for Wales, concerns the introduction of new standards for school meals and the extent to which current inspections consider the standard of school meals. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.01 (13)

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Positive Activities For Young People

This 127–page document reports on the Positive Activities For Young People (PAYP) programme, which was launched by the government to provide diversionary activities for young people aged 8–19 at risk of social exclusion and community crime. The programme encourages young people to participate in positive activities during the school holidays; to access out of school activities throughout the year, and be supported to engage in learning and/or employment. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.01 (13)

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Admissions: Who Goes Where?

This 42–page study investigates the extent to which schools’ populations reflect the profile of the local communities in which they are located. It aims to support the development of policy and debate around school admissions and parental choice. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.01 (13)

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Children Missing Education

The DfES set itself a target of ensuring that systems were in place in LEAs by 2005 to identify and track children missing education – or at risk of doing so. This 129–page document reports on the experiences of local authorities in implementing the DfES Guidelines. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.01 (13)

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Ofsted's Race Equality Scheme 2006

The race equality scheme sets out the methods by which Ofsted aims to eliminate discrimination, foster good race relations and promote equality of opportunity. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.01 (13)

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Care Matters: Transforming the Lives of Children and Young P

This 124–page Green Paper sets out consultation policies to ensure earlier interventions and support for families where children are on the edge of care. It goes on to include proposals to strengthen the corporate parenting role of local authorities; high quality placements which meet their needs; a first class education; positive life outside school; and support for transition into adulthood. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.01 (13)

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Citizenship In Secondary Schools

This OfSTED paper reports on how Citizenship is being implemented in secondary schools in England. It draws on evidence from both whole–school inspections and focused subject inspections and reflects on the period since citizenship was introduced into the secondary school National Curriculum in 2002. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.01 (13)

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Schools And Pupils In England

This statistical release reports on the number of schools and pupils in England. It gives findings for the number of pupils by age, gender, free school meal eligibility, ethnicity and first language together with a range of class size information. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.01 (13)

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Creative Partnerships

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) set up Creative Partnerships in 2002 to give young people in disadvantaged areas across England the opportunity to develop their creativity and ambition by building partnerships between schools and creative organisations, businesses and individuals. This 24–page report evaluates the effectiveness of phase 1 Creative Partnerships initiatives. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.01 (13)

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‘Planned’ Teenage Pregnancy

There is evidence linking poor school attendance, low educational attainment and poverty and disadvantage to high teenage pregnancy rates. This 80–page report looks at the motivations of those facing poverty or disadvantage who plan to become pregnant. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.01 (13)

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Investigating the Effective Use of Resources in Secondary Sc

Effectiveness is concerned with ensuring that schools are making the best possible use of their resources to enable every student to fulfil his or her potential. This 54–page study for the DfES was designed to confirm that the schools identified as effective are actually effective when investigated further; and to investigate the good practice that has contributed to their effectiveness. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.01 (13)

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The Cost to the Nation of Children’s Poor Communication

This document by the registered charity, I Can, reports on the potential cost to the UK economy of primary school children who lack basic speech and language skills. It summarises the current thinking on the prevalence of communication disability, and the impact of good practice in this field. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.01 (13)

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Parents’ Attitudes To School Food.

This short survey by the British Market Research Bureau for the School Food Trust highlights parental attitudes to school meals. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.01 (13)

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2005/06 School Sport Survey

This 32–page survey by the DfES is the third annual survey of school sport in England covering the academic year 2005/06. In total, 16,882 schools within School Sport Partnerships took part in the survey between May 2006 and July 2006. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.01 (13)

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List 99 And Childcare Disqualification Regulations

This document invites comments on amendments to the Education (Prohibition from Teaching or Working with Children) Regulations 2003 and proposals changes to the Day Care and Child Minding (Disqualification) (England) Regulations 2005. These draft regulations for consultation will mean that individuals cautioned, as well as convicted, for sexual offences against children will automatically be entered on List 99 and barred from working in schools and other education settings. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.01 (13)

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GCSE and Equivalent Results in England 2005/06

This Statistical First Release provides the earliest information on the overall achievements of young people in GCSE and Equivalent examinations in 2006, and progress against the Department's national learning targets. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.01 (13)

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Sleep and Obesity

This article by Dr Shahrad Taheri suggests a link between not getting enough sleep and obesity in children and recommends good sleep as part of an obesity prevention approach. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.01 (13)

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