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School Trips –The Legal Journey Ahead

New legislation looks set to transform the legal landscape affecting a school’s liabilities when planning and conducting school trips. Mark Blois, education law expert at Browne Jacobson, explores the new legal waters for teachers to navigate. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 07

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Food technology in secondary schools

This 23–page report evaluates the effectiveness of provision in secondary schools for food technology within the National Curriculum subject design and technology. It examines strengths and weaknesses in pupils' achievement and the tension between the teaching of food to develop life skills and using food as a means to teach design and technology. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 07

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Developing the Early Years Workforce

This briefing sets out how the Children's Workforce Development Council will develop early years professional status and support additional workforce training and development in order to build a world–class children’s workforce. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 07

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African Caribbean Achievement Action Plan (Revision 2005)

This is a 55–page analysis by Birmingham City Council to tackle African Caribbean underachievement in city schools. The document discusses risk factors that increase the likelihood of underachievement on a group basis, on an area basis, and on a systemic basis. It then suggests a multi–dimensional policy response. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 07

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Truth Hurts

This is the final report by the National Inquiry into self–harm among young people aged 11–25 years old. The Camelot Foundation and the Mental Health Foundation have jointly led the two–year Inquiry. This report is intended to serve as a turning point in understanding self–harm and to act as a launch pad for changes in the prevention of, and responses to, self–harm among young people in the UK. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 07

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Tackling Child Obesity

This 62–page is report, prepared jointly by the National Audit Office, the Healthcare Commission and the Audit Commission, considers the effectiveness of government work to tackle child obesity and how it might be improved. The report shows that while a multifaceted approach to child obesity is the most effective, there is little evidence to show whether the range of programmes and initiatives in place to improve children’s health and nutrition is sufficient to achieve the government's target. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 07

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Drug use, smoking and drinking among young people in England

This is a 25–page survey on secondary school children aged 11 to 15, carried out for the Health and Social Care Information Centre and the Home Office by the National Centre for Social Research and the National Foundation for Educational Research. It shows that around 11% of 11–15 years olds had taken drugs in the timeframe of 4 weeks, 9% had smoked at least one cigarette in a week and 22% had drunk alcohol in a week. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 07

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White children’s perspectives on inter–ethnic relations

This is a 74–page report by the Glasgow Centre for the Child & Society on the experiences of young people from white ethnic backgrounds following the move from primary to secondary school. It examines young people's school experiences within the context of wider family, peer and neighbourhood relationships, and the relations between young people from a variety of backgrounds. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 07

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ASBESTOS – An important message for schools

The Health and Safety Executive has updated its information on managing asbestos in schools. The potential exposure of teachers and pupils to asbestos remains low but HSE is re–issuing the guidance to remind those responsible of their duties relating to the management of asbestos. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 07

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Learning Behaviour Principles and Practice – What Works in S

This publication forms Section 2 of Learning Behaviour, the report from the Practitioners’ Group on School Behaviour and Discipline, which was produced by the DfES in October 2005. The group, chaired by Alan Steer, identifies examples of good practice that promote improved behaviour and can be adopted by all schools. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 07

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Childcare and Early Years Provision: A Study of Parents’ Use

This 316–page report from the National Centre for Social Research is intended to provide salient, up–to–date information on parents’ use, views and experiences of childcare and early years provision, as well as to continue the time series data on these issues from two previous survey series. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 07

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Estimating the Relationship between School Resources and Pup

This report summarises the results from a project investigating the effect of additional school resources on pupil attainment in examinations for the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE). Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 07

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Food for thought: A survey of healthy eating in registered c

This 13–page survey looks at whether children in the paid daily care of others receive good quality meals and whether they learn at an early age the benefits of a healthy diet. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 07

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