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Review of Section 58 of the Children Act 2004

Section 58 of the Children Act 2004 limited the use of the defence of reasonable punishment so that it could no longer be used when people are charged with offences against a child such as causing actual bodily harm or cruelty to a child. This report sets out the results of the Review of Section 58 of the Children Act 2004. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.11 (23)

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Still Home Alone

London Labour MP, Karen Buck and charity 4Children has published a new report which warns that the UK is producing a new generation of latchkey kids because parents of older children are struggling to find suitable care for them. This report looks at the requirements for developing ‘next generation’ care for older children. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.11 (23)

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Evaluation Of The Full Service Extended Schools Initiative

This summary presents findings from the evaluation of full service extended schools (FSES), part of the Government’s overall vision for all schools to offer a core set of extended activities by 2010. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.11 (23)

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School Improvement Planning Framework

The Training and Development Agency’s (TDA) School Improvement Planning Framework helps schools embed extended provision in a school's vision and plans to improve Every Child Matters outcomes, raise standards of achievement for all, and maximise and demonstrate impact. This document introduces the TDA’s School Improvement Planning Framework, which was commissioned by the Department for Children, Schools and Families to help schools realise and sustain the benefits of extended provision through their planning process. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.11 (23)

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School Uniform Policy

Mark Blois of law firm Browne Jacobson explores the legal obligations of enforcing school uniform policies. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.11 (23)

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Government NEET Strategy

The DCSF has unveiled a revised strategy to drive down the numbers of young people who are not in education, employment or training (NEET). It accompanies plans to raise the education participation age to 17 by 2013 and to 18 by 2015. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.11 (23)

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Raising Expectations: Staying In Education And Training Post

This new DCSF report sets out why the government is raising the participation age for young people and how this will be enacted through the forthcoming Education and Skills Bill 2007. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.11 (23)

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Queen’s speech 2007 - Children And Young People

The Queen's Speech sets out the government's priorities for the coming parliamentary session. It has formally announced a new Education and Skills Bill, the Children and Young Person’s Bill, and draft legislation on apprenticeships. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.11 (23)

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Destinations Of Leavers from Higher Education Institutions

This report from the Higher Education Statistics Agency is a follow-up survey of leavers from higher education institutions, analysing the numbers of graduates in paid employment three and a half years after finishing their degrees. The study involved 24,825 ex-students who graduated in the UK in 2002-3. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.11 (23)

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Languages In Secondary Schools

This survey has been carried out annually over the past 5 years to explore languages provision and take-up in schools at KS4. Findings from Cilt's annual survey of secondary schools show there is a gulf in practice between schools where languages are well supported - particularly specialist language colleges, grammar and independent schools - and others where languages have all but disappeared. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.11 (23)

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The Quality Of Learning: Assessment Alternatives For Primary

This is one of a series of 32 interim reports from the Primary Review, an independent enquiry into the condition and future of primary education in England. It shows that that high stakes tests put teachers under pressure to increase scores, which they do by teaching to the tests and coaching pupils in how to answer test questions. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.11 (23)

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Standards & Quality In English Primary Schools Over Time

This is one of a series of 32 interim reports from the Primary Review, an independent enquiry into the condition and future of primary education in England. The report shows that the money spent attempting to raise the standard of English in primary schools has had almost no impact on children’s reading skills, and that standards of attainment in reading in English primary schools have been more or less static since the 1950s. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.11 (23)

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Tackling Obesities

Most adults in the UK are overweight, with each generation being heavier than the last. By 2050, 60% of men and 40% of women could be clinically obese. If nothing is done, obesity-related diseases will cost an extra £45.5 billion a year. This is a report by the Government Office for Science about how obesity might best be tackled.  Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.11 (23)

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How the World\'s Best-Performing School Systems Come Out on

This McKinsey report examines the common characteristics of school systems producing students who perform well on international tests and asks why some schools succeed where others do not.  The authors studied 25 of the world’s school systems, including 10 of the top performers. The experiences of these systems suggests that three things matter most:  1) getting the right people to become teachers, 2) developing them into effective instructors, and 3) ensuring that the system is able to deliver the best possible instruction for every child. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.11 (23)

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Comparative Study of Induction Period Placements for NQTs

A survey of Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) across the UK, undertaken by the Professional Association of Teachers, has found that NQTs in Scotland benefit from a guaranteed induction year while those in England, and particularly Wales, often find it difficult to gain the teaching post they need to be able to complete their induction. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.11 (23)

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Headship Index

With the numbers of heads reaching retirement age set to peak over the next three years, new research from the National College for School Leadership (NCSL) reveals that teachers are more ambitious than ever and eager to take on the role. The NCSL's Headship Index shows that nearly a third of teachers have their sights set on becoming a headteacher, and one in twelve expects to get there within the next three years. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.11 (23)

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Bullying Wrecks Lives: The Experiences Of Children With A Le

This MENCAP report shows that 280,000 children in the UK with a learning disability are bullied – and are subjected to bullying throughout their lives. The research is based on workshops with over 500 children and young people with a learning disability. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.11 (23)

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