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The Experiences Of Young Gay People In Britain’s Schools

This report from Stonewall is part of its Education for All campaign. It finds that homophobic bullying is almost epidemic in Britain’s schools. Almost two thirds of young lesbian, gay and bisexual pupils have experienced direct bullying. Seventy five per cent of young gay people attending faith schools have experienced homophobic bullying. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.08 (20)

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School Environment Survey 2007

In April and May 2007 Teacher Support Network and the British Council for School Environments ran an online survey asking teachers for their opinions on their school environment and the impact this has on teaching and learning and pupil behaviour. These are the findings of that survey. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.08 (20)

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Playing for Success: An Evaluation

This research for the DfES compares the performance in National Curriculum assessments of pupils who went to Playing for Success (PfS) centres with the performance of similar pupils who did not. The PfS initiative involves setting up out of school hours study support centres at football clubs and other sports’ grounds, where sport can be used as a motivational tool to raising literacy, numeracy and ICT standards for Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 pupils who are struggling or de-motivated. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.08 (20)

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Blair’s Education: An International Perspective

This report by the Sutton Trust reviews the UK's record in education compared with other countries during the last 10 years. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.08 (20)

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Performance Issues

Helen Badger of law firm Browne Jacobson explores the thorny problem of managing performance in schools. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.08 (20)

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Making Sense Of Religion

A report on religious education in schools and the impact of locally agreed syllabuses.  Recent world events have raised the profile of religious education significantly and schools have new responsibilities to promote community cohesion. Those with responsibility for RE therefore have the task of ensuring that children and young people are able to make sense of religion in the modern world and issues of identity and diversity. This report looks at the progress made in enhancing the provision for religious education in recent years. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.08 (20)

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Section 58 of Children Act 2004 Review

This Review seeks the views of parents on physical punishment and evidence from those working with children and families on the practical consequences of the changes in the law brought about by section 58 of the Children Act 2004. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.08 (20)

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Centres Of Vocational Excellence & Vocational Work In School

This Ofsted report looks at how centres of vocational excellence in colleges support vocational work in schools, and considers their likely contribution to the development of the forthcoming 14 to 19 diplomas. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.08 (20)

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Developing Social, Emotional & Behavioural Skills In Seconda

The Secondary National Strategy's pilot programme was introduced to 54 schools in the summer term of 2005 to determine teachers' attitudes towards the idea of social, emotional and behavioural skills and their understanding of how to develop these skills systematically within subject lessons. This evaluation of the programme discusses where the pilot was most effective. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.08 (20)

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Gender and Education

This paper focuses primarily on gender differences of school-aged pupils. It draws together a range of evidence on gender and education and summarises current statistics on the participation and attainment of boys and girls from the Reception Year to the Sixth Form. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.08 (20)

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Minority Ethnic Teachers\' Professional Experiences

This four-year study of minority ethnic teachers’ professional experiences examines public and individual teachers’ perceptions of the status of teachers and the teaching profession, conducted by the University of Cambridge, Faculty of Education and funded by the Department for Children, Schools and Families. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.08 (20)

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Language Learning Provision at Key Stage 2

Findings from the 2006 Survey of Primary Schools in England. This research by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) assesses the nature and extent of language learning provision at Key Stage 2 in schools in England, and the progress towards the national target of entitlement to language learning in class time for all pupils in Key Stage 2 by 2010. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.08 (20)

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Academies Evaluation

This independent report by PricewaterhouseCoopers was commissioned by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) to conduct an independent five year evaluation of the Academies programme. It shows that Academies continue to make rapid progress in improving results in deprived areas. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.08 (20)

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Diet & Nutrition Amongst Low-Income Groups

This report by the Food Standards Agency looks at diet and nutrition amongst low-income groups, including children and young people. Results of this survey will be used to develop nutrition policy by understanding and addressing barriers to the uptake of a healthy balanced diet by those in the population on a low income. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.08 (20)

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Secondary National Curriculum

The revised Secondary National Curriculum aims 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 2.08 (20)

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Watching, Wanting & Well-Being

There is growing public concern that heavy media exposure is making children more materialistic and this, in turn, has a negative impact on their psychological well-being. This report of 9 to 13 years olds by the National Consumer Council explores in depth the connections between the well-being of children and the commercial world that surrounds them. In particular, the research looks at children's use of TV and computers and the links with self-esteem and well-being. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.08 (20)

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