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Experiences Of Young People With Mild To Moderate Hearing Loss

Nearly half of all children with mild and moderate deafness are falling behind in mainstream school. This research by the National Deaf Children's Society explores the experiences and views on children and young people with mild or moderate hearing loss from the viewpoints of parents and teachers.

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04/05/2015
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Technology In The Classroom

More than half of UK schoolchildren are experiencing a low-tech education similar to that of their parents, according to this research conducted on behalf of Daisy Group. This guide discusses which regions are affected the most and how the correct usage of technology can improve learning and development.

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04/05/2015
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What Schools See As Their Key Priorities After The Election

This survey from Law firm, Stone King, on what schools see as their key priorities after the Election brought a number of areas to light in particular that confidence around financial backing remains a huge concern for some academies and the impact of increased employer pension and national insurance contributions could lead to schools having to restructure.

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04/05/2015
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The Cost Of The Cuts On Local Government And Poorer Communities

How are austerity measures affecting local government and communities? This report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation is a summary of the key findings and policy implications of a major research project, conducted over three years, on the cuts to local government budgets in England and Scotland.

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04/05/2015
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A Future Made Together: Shaping Autism Research in the UK

This research, commissioned by the charity Research Autism, aims to describe the current landscape of autism research in the UK, embedded within an international context, and compares the nature of the research being conducted with the views and perspectives of key stakeholders.

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07/05/2015
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Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham

Fresh evidence has emerged in May 2015 that authorities in Rotherham were warned about child sexual exploitation in 2003 and again in 2006. This independent inquiry into child exploitation was commissioned by Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council in October 2013.

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07/05/2015
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Early Years And Childcare Inspections And Outcomes

In November 2013, Ofsted revised the inspection framework to replace the previous ‘satisfactory’ judgement with the current ‘requires improvement’ judgement, with the aim to strengthen the impact of inspection and improvement through more frequent inspection and monitoring of early years provision. This report looks at outcomes up to December 2014.

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07/05/2015
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A Guide To The Evidence On Academies

This NFER report presents the findings from a rapid review of evidence on the performance of academy schools. The purpose of the review is to make a contribution to understanding current research on academies with a view to identifying gaps and drawing conclusions.

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07/05/2015
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Dispute resolution and enforcement

If someone makes a complaint under the Equality Act 2010 against a school, what routes of redress exist?

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07/05/2015
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School-Based Education Programmes For The Prevention Of Child Sexual Abuse

Child sexual abuse is a significant global problem. This report by researcher, Kerryann Walsh, looks at the effectiveness of school-based education programmes for the prevention of child sexual abuse.

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14/05/2015
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The Impact Of Advisory Teachers On Funded Non-Maintained Settings

This Estyn report examines the impact of advisory teachers on funded non-maintained settings. The report includes case studies of best practice illustrating the impact of advisory teachers.

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14/05/2015
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Young People And e-Safety

This NFER report, sponsored by the London Grid for Learning, looks at the online activities of London’s young people. The report highlights that children and young people use technology to have fun, study and communicate with others.

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14/05/2015
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Education for All 2000-2015: Achievements And Challenges

This 2015 EFA Global Monitoring Report is an independent publication commissioned by UNESCO on behalf of the international community. The report provides a complete assessment of progress towards the goal of Education for All.

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14/05/2015
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Best Practice In Teaching And Learning In The Creative Arts At Key Stage 2

This report by Estyn examines standards and provision for the creative arts at key stage 2 in schools where good practice had previously been identified.

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21/05/2015
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Households Below A Minimum Income Standard

This paper by the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust examines changes in the adequacy of household incomes and looks at who is most likely to lack the income needed for an adequate standard of living. Even though young single people have the highest risk of being below the Minimum Income Standard (MIS), the great majority of people living below the standard continue to be in families with children. Nearly half are in couples with children.

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21/05/2015
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Children’s and Young People's Reading in 2014

Increasing numbers of UK schoolchildren are choosing to read in their spare time, with six in 10 having a favourite work of fiction, according to this research by The National Literacy Trust.

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21/05/2015
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The Play Return: A Review Of The Wider Impact Of Play Initiatives

Play helps boost children's language development, problem solving, risk management and independent learning skills, according to this report by the Children's Play Policy Forum. It also found playtime in the school playground could enhance academic skills and attitudes and behaviour.

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21/05/2015
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