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Child Neglect Is Everyone's Business

This study by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) draws together research findings from several LAs addressing neglect. It explores how a greater sense of shared responsibility for tackling neglect can be achieved.

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01/04/2015
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Shaping The Future Of CPD

This report by IRIS Connect explores professional learning and outlines recommendations for schools, national policy and inter-school collaboration. The themes include the importance of enabling trust, capacity, collaboration and teacher-led approaches to research, evidence and CPD, as well as the potential of technology to act as a powerful lever in the future of CPD.

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01/04/2015
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Inspiring The Next Generation Engineers

This report from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) looks at the overriding parental perceptions which could be a key reason for the lack of women (6%) in the engineering workforce. When asked, only 7% of parents stated that they would encourage their daughter to consider a career in engineering and 41% stated that if asked by their child for advice about a career in Engineering, they feel they wouldn’t know enough to support them.

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01/04/2015
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Key Data on Music Education Hubs 2014

Music Education Hubs were created to provide opportunities in music education for children and young people. This Arts Council England study published by NFER concludes that the hubs appear to be fulfilling their core purpose, and supporting young people to progress with their music-making.

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01/04/2015
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Language Trends 2014/15

This survey, carried out in partnership between CfBT Education Trust and the British Council, charts the health of language teaching and learning in primary and secondary schools in England.

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08/04/2015
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Evaluation Of The In:Tuition Programme

This randomised control trial by NFER examined the impact of the In:tuition alcohol education and life skills programme on primary and secondary students’ attitudes, knowledge and drinking behaviour. The research tracked students in intervention and control groups in primary school from the end of year 5 to the end of year 6, and in secondary school from the end of year 7 to the end of year 8.

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08/04/2015
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Pupil Absence In Schools In England: 2013 To 2014

Fewer pupils are persistently missing school with the number of pupils almost halved since 2010, according to this new Statistical First Release by the DfE.

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08/04/2015
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Developing A Strong, Coherent Upper-Secondary Education System In England

The upper-secondary schooling system in England is confusing and fragmented. This IPPR paper sets out a vision for 14–19 education that is more coherent and more effective at guiding young people through the vital transition to adulthood, higher education, further training and employment.

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08/04/2015
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Education for All 2000-2015: Achievements and Challenges

The promise that all children globally would have primary education by 2015 - pledged by world leaders in the millennium year - has officially not been achieved, according to this Unesco report.

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15/04/2015
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British Social Attitudes - Attitudes to University

This paper from NatCen examines public attitudes in England to higher education, exploring views on student finance (fees, loans and grants), the perceived fairness of the current system, and how views on these issues vary across different social and political groups.

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15/04/2015
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Sharing Innovative Approaches And Overcoming Barriers In Delivering 16-19 Study Programmes

This NFER case study report presents findings from research commissioned by the Department for Education on ‘sharing Innovative approaches and overcoming barriers in delivering 16-19 study programmes’ principles’. It addresses the work experience theme of study programmes. It highlights the successful delivery of work experience in 16 to 19 study programmes.

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15/04/2015
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Good Practice In Mathematics At Key Stage 3

This Estyn report examines standards in mathematics at key stage 3 and the factors affecting achievement, and includes case studies of best practice.

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15/04/2015
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The Power Of Reading

Read On. Get On. is a national campaign by Save The Children to get every child in the UK reading well by the age of 11. An inability to read well risks a life of poverty and a struggle for too many of today’s children. The mission of the Read On. Get On. campaign is to ensure every child is able to read well when they leave primary school by the year 2025.

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15/04/2015
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Family Income, Parental Education And Brain Structure In Children And Adolescents

This study by Columbia University in New York, published in Nature Neuroscience, shows that brain development in children could be affected by poverty. Research shows that brain regions crucial for the development of language, memory and reasoning skills tend to be smaller in those from poorer backgrounds.

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15/04/2015
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Key Players: High School Networking Effects On Earnings

This report by the University of Sussex shows that school children with more friends earn more as adults, so highlighting the long-term financial benefits of being sociable.

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15/04/2015
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The Student Sex Work Project

Many students are secretly turning to sex work to fund basic living costs while at university, according to this research by Swansea University. It shows that one in 20 students has worked in the sex industry to fund lifestyles, just get by or reduce debts, with more men than women involved.

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15/04/2015
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