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New Guidelines On Religious Education Classes

New guidelines issued by the QCA mean that 11 to 14-year-olds will be asked to debate intelligent design (ID) in their religious education classes. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.03 (15)

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01/01/1970
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Estyn Annual Report 2005-6

Estyn's 119-page annual report has found that only 40% of 16-year-olds gained good GCSEs in English or Welsh, maths and science, and every day about 20,000 children are missing from secondary school. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.03 (15)

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Independent Study into School Leadership

This 181-page report by PricewaterhouseCoopers for the DfES on school leadership examines a range of current and new ideas and practices to boost school standards and deliver even more effective management of schools through improved leadership models. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.03 (15)

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Reading Connects Family Engagement Toolkit

The DfES has launched a Reading Connects Family Engagement Toolkit, which was developed by the National Reading Campaign for the schools strand of their Family Reading Campaign. It is designed for both primary and secondary schools and provides the tools needed to reach out to families and encourage them to make their homes reading homes. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.03 (15)

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Outside Influences

Following the launch of the Government’s ‘Learning Outside The Classroom Manifesto’, Mark Blois of law firm Browne Jacobson assesses the initiatives aimed at encouraging school trips and the forces opposing them. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.03 (15)

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Diversity and Citizenship Curriculum Review

This 126-page independent review, led by Sir Keith Ajegbo, makes a series of recommendations aimed at promoting diversity across the schools curriculum and the content of the curriculum for Citizenship Education. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.03 (15)

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Secondary Curriculum Review

The QCA is consulting on proposed revisions to the secondary national curriculum to: improve coherence across the curriculum; make better connections between subjects; ensure progression from Key Stage 3 through Key Stage 4; show how schools can integrate the Every Child Matters agenda, and take account of post-14 developments. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.03 (15)

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Tackling Child Obesity

In 2004, a Public Service Agreement target (PSA) was established by the Government: “To halt, by 2010, the year-on-year increase in obesity among children under 11 in the context of a broader strategy to tackle obesity in the population as a whole.” This 49-page report by the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee criticises government progress on tackling obesity. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.03 (15)

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Faith Primary Schools: Better Schools or Better Pupils?

This 53-page research looks at whether faith schools are really more effective at raising pupil attainment or whether due to admission processes they enrol pupils with characteristics which benefit learning. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.03 (15)

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An Investigation of Early Childhood Leadership

This 63-page study by The University of Warwick investigates the different models and characteristics of Early Childhood Leadership as well as the roles and responsibilities of Early Childhood Leadership. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.03 (15)

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Teachers’ Pay, Conditions and Standards: February 2007

Education and Skills Secretary Alan Johnson has announced proposals for changes to teacher’s pay and conditions based on recommendations in the new report from the Independent School Teachers' Review Body, and on proposed changes to the professional standards for teachers in England from September 2007. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.03 (15)

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Transition Planning For Young People With Complex Needs

This 64-page publication by the CSCI on developing better transition planning for young people with complex needs recommends local authorities and Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) to work together to develop seamless services for disabled young people. ‘Complex needs’ includes combinations of acute and chronic medical conditions, multiple and profound impairments, behavioural problems and learning difficulties. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.03 (15)

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Working For Children With Complex Needs

This study complements research done on the Common Assessment Framework (CAF) by focusing on models and assessments for children with significant and complex health needs or disabilities. The research considers what joined-up assessment offers to families and professionals and what makes it work. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.03 (15)

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Young People’s Experience Of Adult Mental Health Facilities

This report is published by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner because of concerns about inappropriate use of adult mental health wards for young people, and in deficiencies in the quality of treatment and care for young people on adult psychiatric wards. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.03 (15)

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A Study Of Child Trafficking In The North-West, North East &

This report is from a coalition of children’s charities, including Anti-Slavery International, Barnardo’s, Jubilee Campaign, NSPCC, Save the Children, World Vision UK, The Body Shop Foundation, The Children’s Society and UNICEF UK. The document is part of an investigation into child trafficking in the UK and sets out to provide factors that will help to identify children who may be at risk, explores policy and guidance and makes some recommendations for the future. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.03 (15)

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01/01/1970
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Children’s Centres Work With Childminders

The Government wants every Sure Start children's centre to be linking with their local childminders as part of the 10-year childcare strategy. This survey assesses progress towards that aim. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.03 (15)

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Level 2 National Vocational Qualifications

This 48-page report is intended to improve knowledge about the characteristics of adults who gain NVQ Level 2 qualifications and the impact on employment and earnings growth of doing so. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.03 (15)

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01/01/1970
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