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The Key Stage 4 Curriculum

The Key Stage 4 Curriculum - Increased Flexibility & Work-Related Learning. Since September 2004, in addition to core subjects, schools have been required to provide work-related and enterprise learning for all students at Key Stage 4. This new Ofsted report has found that the traditional divide between academic and vocational courses remains in many of England's schools and that work-related learning and vocational courses were thought relevant only to underachievers in many of the schools it visited. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.07 (19)

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01/01/1970
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Guidance For The Induction Of Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs

This consultation on the Government's proposal to amend the regulations and statutory guidance for the Induction of Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) in England aims to clarify, simplify, update and consolidate the existing regulations and guidance. It is intended that the revised regulations and guidance will come into force in September 2008. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.07 (19)

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Education and Inspections Act 2006

The provisions of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 relating to School Organisation have now come into force. Schools may now publish proposals under the Act to become Trust Schools. In addition the EIA 2006 requires local authorities to promote diversity and increase parental choice in planning schools, and to respond formally to parents seeking changes to the provision of schools in their area. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.07 (19)

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Online Assessment Learning Programmes

There is currently much discussion about the importance of individual learning targets. Gareth Philips, Business Development Director of Education Development International, discusses the benefits of online assessment learning programmes to understand how each individual pupil learns in different subjects. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.07 (19)

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The Cost of Exclusion

This is a report by the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics for the Prince’s Trust. It suggests that a jobless generation of school leavers is costing the UK economy billions in lost productivity and crime. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.07 (19)

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Pupils Who Fall Behind In Key Stage 2

This DfES publication reports on the experiences and behaviour of pupils aged between 7 and 11 in 39 schools. The report identifies common characteristics of children who are making slower progress than expected at Key Stage 2 in English and maths. It includes recommendations on practical classroom strategies teachers can use to identify and support so-called 'invisible children' and 'children in the comfort zone'. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.07 (19)

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School Admissions: Fair Choice For Parents & Pupils

This report by the Institute for Public Policy Research (ippr) suggests that secondary schools that are their own admission authorities are much less representative of their local area than other schools, and suggests that schools have no reason to be their own admissions authorities, other than to select students by ability or socio-economic background. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.07 (19)

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Screening And Searching Of Pupils For Weapons: Guidance For

This DfES publication advises schools in England on the power to screen pupils for weapons without suspicion; and the statutory power for head teachers, and staff they authorise, to search pupils without consent, when they have reasonable grounds for suspecting that a pupil has a knife or other weapon. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.07 (19)

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Tackling Low Educational Achievement

This report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation examines the factors underlying low achievement in British education. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.07 (19)

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The Leadership Effect: Can Headteachers Make A Difference?

This research looks at whether a change in headteacher could make a difference to school performance and pupil attitudes. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.07 (19)

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Supporting Choices 11-19+

This guidance is designed to inform Local Authority Children's Services policy teams responsible for commissioning information advice and guidance through Children's Trusts, 14-19 Strategy Groups, 14-19 Planning Groups and individual institutions about activities, programmes and processes that support the choices made by young people. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.07 (19)

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Autism, Education & Ethnicity

This report looks at the experiences of black or minority ethnic families with children with ASD. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.07 (19)

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01/01/1970
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