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Pupils Who Make Slow Progress In English, Mathematics And Sc

This DCSF report presents the issues arising from a small-scale investigation focusing on pupils who are at risk of not converting a Level 4 in English, mathematics or science at Key Stage 2 into a Level 5 at the end of Key Stage 3. This briefing outlines the report’s findings in relation to English, maths and science, and considers the classroom strategies that are identified as good practice. It also looks at the experiences and behaviour of pupils aged between 11 and 14 who ended Key Stage 2 doing well in English, maths and science, but whose progress slowed at Key Stage 3. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.09 (21)

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01/01/1970
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Gender and Education

This research for the DCSF summarises current statistics on the participation and attainment of boys and girls from Reception to Sixth Form. The paper focuses primarily on gender differences of school-aged pupils and tries to put the gender debate in context by examining the extent of the gender gap and discussing the role of gender in education alongside the role of other pupil characteristics, particularly social class and ethnicity. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.09 (21)

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Promoting Speech and Language

This DCSF research looks at speech and language learning support in Sure Start Local Programmes (SSLPs). It considers the extent to which new understanding of speech, language and pre-literacy are used in SSLPs and the role played by speech and language therapists (SLTs). Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.09 (21)

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Raising the Achievement of Bilingual Learners in Primary Sch

This research report by the DCSF looks at the impact of the bilingual learners’ pilot programme in participating primary schools. The pilot programme started in 2004 and involved 21 authorities that were funded to appoint an ‘English as an Additional Language’ (EAL) consultant to work in participating primary schools in partnership with the Primary National Strategy. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.09 (21)

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A Future Without Wires?

Vicky Lapins of law firm Browne Jacobson examines the escalating controversy over the use of wireless internet technology in schools. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.09 (21)

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Newly Qualified Teachers\' Experiences of their First Year o

This report presents findings relating to teachers’ experiences of their first year in post and their experiences of Induction. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.09 (21)

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Raising The Aspirations & Attainment of Black Boys & Young B

This is an independent report by the REACH group to Government on raising the aspirations and attainment of Black boys and young Black men. Its recommendations are aimed at creating a strategy to change the structures and practices that hold back successful boys, organisations and schools. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.09 (21)

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Young Mothers Not In Learning: A Qualitative Study of Barrie

This study for the Learning and Skills Council was conducted as part of the national evaluation of the Care to Learn initiative. It looks at the situation, experiences, views and aspirations of young mothers who are not engaged in learning or employment. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.09 (21)

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Cutting Crime

This new proposed Home Office crime strategy sets out the main lessons learned over the past 10 years and how those lessons will inform tackling crime challenges in the future. The strategy aims to encourage a more rounded view of tackling crime, from prevention through to rehabilitation, working in partnership across Government and particularly with the new Ministry of Justice. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.09 (21)

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Apprenticeship: A Key Route To Skill.

Many young people do not to acquire any adequate level of skill, leading to low skills, low productivity and low pay. Young people with low skills on the UK labour market are faced with restricted employment opportunities, and the prospect of a poor quality job. This report by the House of Lords Select Committee on Economic Affairs recommends renovating and expanding the existing apprenticeship system. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.09 (21)

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Tackling Low Educational Achievement

Tens of thousands of students leave school every year at 16 with no or very limited qualifications. This study by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation attempts to understand better the large number of factors associated with low achievement. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.09 (21)

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Influences on Children\'s Development and Progress in Key St

The Effective Pre-school and Primary Education Project 3-11 is a large scale longitudinal study of the influence of pre-school and primary school on children’s cognitive and social/behavioural development. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.09 (21)

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The Parent Support Adviser (PSA) Pilot

The Parent Support Adviser (PSA) pilot is a government funded initiative to support 20 Local Authorities (LAs) to introduce PSAs into their workforce. This first Interim Report is based on semi-structured interviews with 97 PSAs, 85 line managers and 23 other professionals in 12 case study LAs during Phase 1 of the evaluation, which was carried out between April and June 2007. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.09 (21)

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Progress & Impact Of Technology In Education

This review reports the progress, development and role of technology in the school, FE and skills sectors. The publication summarises a strategy-level review of what current research and evidence tells us about harnessing technology for the benefit of learners. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.09 (21)

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Learning In The 21st Century

Modernising schools and colleges and developing skills for tomorrow’s workforce are important policy priorities. Technology has a critical role in delivering these agendas. This report summarises Becta’s case for technology. It presents the powerful, evidence-based arguments for investment in technology across education and training. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.09 (21)

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Impact of Computer Use, Computer Skills and Computer Use Int

The primary objective of this research is to examine the determinants of computer use at work and to explore the relationship between computer skills and earnings. This question is of policy importance since it contributes to an understanding of how IT affects productivity, inequality and economic growth.  This paper provides evidence of the impact of ICT on earnings. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.09 (21)

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Education Sector Needs To Go Back To School

This report looks at educational institutions and why they have to consider network continuity issues not only over multiple buildings on a campus, but also across multiple campuses. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.09 (21)

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