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Issue LB.108

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Changes To Education Inspection From September 2015

Ofsted has made significant changes to the way it inspects early years provision, schools and further education and skills, which will come in to effect from September 2015.

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01/07/2015
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Analysis Of Academy School Performance In GCSEs 2014

The Local Government Association commissioned NFER to investigate how performance in national GCSE examinations in academy secondary schools compares to performance in similar local authority maintained schools, to attempt to find out whether performance was better than it might have been otherwise.

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01/07/2015
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Ethnic Minorities And Attainment: The Effects Of Poverty

The lower educational achievement of White working class pupils in comparison with children from other ethnic backgrounds with similar socio-economic status continues to attract attention. This DfE research looks into the educational attainment of pupils in England by their ethnicity.

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01/07/2015
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Pre-School Influences On Children And Young People’s Outcomes

This DfE research looks into the long-term effect of pre-school on children’s education and development throughout compulsory schooling.

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01/07/2015
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Exam Factories? The Impact Of Accountability Measures On Children And Young People

This report, commissioned by The National Union of Teachers' and written by Prof Merryn Hutchings of London Metropolitan University, says too much focus on exams is damaging pupils' mental health and self-esteem in England's schools and pupils are developing stress-related conditions linked to testing.

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08/07/2015
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Children’s And Adults’ Friendships Across Social Class And Ethnic Difference

This research by UCL Institute of Education (IOE) and the University of Surrey shows that primary schools generate friendships and supportive social relationships for both children and their parents or carers. The study found children commonly making friendships with others from different ethnic groups, and similar (but fewer) examples with adult friendships. However, social class appeared to act as a more divisive factor than ethnicity for adults and children.

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08/07/2015
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Instant Student Feedback On Teacher Practices

This DfE report explores methods for improving the quality of teaching for 16 to 19 year olds via instant online evaluation. The purest form of this involved students giving feedback on every lesson direct to their teacher. The study aimed to establish a baseline for the use of feedback from students in English colleges in a more general sense.

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08/07/2015
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Closing The Gap In Early Language Skills So That Every Child In England Can Read Well

This report from the Read On. Get On. coalition demonstrates that a third of children growing up in poverty are arriving at school without the language skills they need to learn and to read. Disadvantaged children lag 15 months behind their peers by the age of five.

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08/07/2015
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Finished at School

This independent report by Warwick University and the Ambitious about Autism charity for young adults with autism, is a follow up to the programme commissioned by the Department for Education. The aim of the programme was to improve the transition from school to college of young people with autism, including complex autism.

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16/07/2015
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Young Persons' Money Index 2015

The Young Persons' Money Index is an annual research project commissioned by ifs University College to measure the understanding, attitudes, behaviours and experiences of, towards and with money management and personal finance.

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16/07/2015
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Reception Baseline Research

In March 2014, the Department for Education published its response to a consultation on reforming assessment and accountability in primary schools, with the intention of changing the way it will be holding primary schools to account, by introducing a reception baseline assessment. This DfE research looks at how primary schools assess the progress of pupils from ages 4 to 11.

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16/07/2015
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Mapping Careers Provision In Schools And Colleges In England

This research, commissioned by the Department for Education, looks at what kind of careers provision is available in schools and colleges. The aim was to explore across a range of providers, the array of careers provision available, use and value of the provision and nature of delivery.

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16/07/2015
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Teaching And Play In The Early Years

This Ofsted report looks at the recurring myth that teaching and play are separate, disconnected endeavours in the early years and observes the interplay between teaching and play to evaluate the difference chosen approaches were making to the learning and development of disadvantaged children, especially funded two-year-olds.

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22/07/2015
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Study of Early Education and Development

Research has shown that good quality early years education can have a positive effect on the educational, cognitive, behavioural and social outcomes of children, both in the short and long term. This DfE research examines childcare usage from birth to age 2.

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22/07/2015
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Pedagogy in early childhood education and care (ECEC)

The debate about what constitutes effective pedagogy in ECEC has received increased attention in recent years. This DfE research looks into the policies that effect the choice of teaching practices, and how they’re carried out. The review aims to provide an improved understanding of the range of pedagogical practices within early years' settings across the world, and the policies that impact the choice and implementation of different pedagogies.

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22/07/2015
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School Leaders' Concerns About Pupil Wellbeing

This report on pupil wellbeing by The Key has revealed the most concerning pupil health and safeguarding issues for headteachers and other school leaders.

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22/07/2015
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