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Recent Changes in Intergenerational Mobility in Britain

This report investigates recent changes in social mobility and considers the relationship between income and performance at school for children born in 2000 and 2001. Developmental tests taken by children between the ages of three and five suggests clever children from poor families face being overtaken by less bright children from affluent homes by the age of seven. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 3.02 (26)

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01/01/1970
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The Impact Of School Fires

This research report by NFER reviews the impact of school fires on schools on staff, pupils, parents and the wider community. The study was undertaken by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) and commissioned by Local Government Analysis and Research (LGAR) on behalf of the Local Government Association (LGA) and British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association (BAFSA). Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 3.02 (26)

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Regulating And Developing Qualifications & Assessment

This DCSF consultation sets out proposals for the regulation and development of qualifications and assessment in England. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 3.02 (26)

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The Young Apprenticeships programme 2004–07

This OfSTED report provides an evaluation of the effectiveness of the Young Apprenticeships programme from its introduction in 2004 to the provision in 2006/07. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 3.02 (26)

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Making Good Progress in Key Stage 2 Mathematics

Over the last year the DCSF has been investigating the characteristics of those children in Key Stage 2 who started the key stage at Level 2 or Level 3 and were at risk of not making progress by the end of the key stage. This report summarises the finding of the DCSF's investigations and identifies some actions that can be taken to remove the barriers to progress. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 3.02 (26)

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Cannabis Supply And Young People

This report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation provides a snapshot of how young people in a large city and rural villages obtain cannabis. The study interviewed 182 young people aged 11–19, all of whom had used cannabis and/or been involved in cannabis transactions in recent months. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 3.02 (26)

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Parent Partnership Services

This document sets out the Government’s expectations of good practice in the provision of impartial Parent Partnership Services (PPS) and looks to increase parental confidence in them. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 3.02 (26)

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Combating Child Poverty in Wales

Wales has a range of innovative education policies that seek to combat the effects of child poverty on educational attainment. However, more needs to be done if this relationship is to be overcome. This article from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation draws on recent studies on education and poverty in England and Northern Ireland that have resonance for Wales. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 3.02 (26)

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School Admission Appeals Code

In 2005/06, 3.7% of all applications for admission to school went to appeal against refusal of a school place. This Code and the Regulations strive to strike a balance between two tensions in the system – the right of parents to have a fair hearing, and the right of schools to have some protection against admitting so many more children than planned that it will have a detrimental effect. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 3.02 (26)

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School Teachers’ Pay Review

The School Teachers’ Review Body (STRB) has recommended a 2.45 per cent pay rise for teachers from September 2008, with additional increases for some London teachers, and increases of 2.3 per cent per year from 2009 and 2010. This STRB document details the recommendations. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 3.02 (26)

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Geography In Schools - Changing Practice

This Ofsted report evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of geography in primary and secondary schools. At a time when geographical issues constantly make the headlines, there is some evidence of decline in provision in schools. This report shows the characteristics of good geography and fieldwork, and suggests what needs to be done to make the subject more relevant and enjoyable in all schools. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 3.02 (26)

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Childcare For Adult Learners In Further Education

This new report from Daycare Trust and The Nuffield Foundation examines the main sources of funding help with childcare available to student parents studying on a course of further education. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 3.02 (26)

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Charities and Public Benefit

The Charity Commission has announced that independent schools must prove their ‘public benefit’ if they are to retain charitable tax breaks worth about £100 million a year. This is the Charity Commission's statutory guidance on what charity trustees should consider in order to show that their charity's aims are for the public benefit. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 3.02 (26)

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Annual Survey Of Trends In Education 2007

The NFER’s Annual Survey of Trends in Education provides useful insights into headteachers’ views on a range of current educational issues. Carried out by the NFER on behalf of the LGA, Headteachers from around 350 primary and 850 secondary schools took part in this year’s survey and the findings have been published as a series of short topic-related papers. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 3.02 (26)

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Home Education Guidance

This guidance, produced for the Scottish Government, applies to home education provided by parents. The purpose of this guidance is to set out the legislative position, provide advice on the roles and responsibilities of local authorities and parents in relation to children who are home educated, and to encourage local authorities and home educating parents to work together to develop trust, mutual respect and a positive relationship that functions in the best educational interests of the child. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 3.02 (26)

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Black And Minority Ethnic Parents And Childcare

Black and minority ethnic (BME) families in Britain face a number of disadvantages including higher rates of unemployment and an increased likelihood of living in low-income households. Childcare is a key factor in lifting families out of poverty and is particularly beneficial for children in disadvantaged groups. Increasing the use of childcare among BME families is crucial to the government’s target of eliminating child poverty in Britain by 2020. This paper by Daycare Trust outlines the key findings from research with BME families on their needs for childcare. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 3.02 (26)

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