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Issue LB.109

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Survey of Smoking, Drinking and Drug Use among Young People in England

This Natcen report is the latest in a series designed to monitor smoking, drinking and drug use among secondary school pupils aged 11 to 15.

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29/07/2015
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Link Between Intelligence And Longevity Is Mostly Genetic

The tendency of more intelligent people to live longer has been shown to be mainly down to their genes by this new research published in the International Journal of Epidemiology. This is a key finding in cognitive epidemiology and is a further indication that intelligence is not just 'school-smarts'.

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29/07/2015
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Ofsted Early Years Report 2015

This Ofsted report for 2015 on the performance of the early years sector and supporting resources finds that rising standards are evenly spread across all types of early years settings.

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29/07/2015
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Downward Mobility, Opportunity Hoarding And The Glass Floor

This report by the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission finds that middle-class children benefit from a 'glass floor' protecting them from slipping down the social scale in Britain, so that better-off families managed to provide educational and social advantages to stop their slide.

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29/07/2015
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The Impact Of Reading For Pleasure And Empowerment

This report from The Reading Agency looks into the effects of reading for pleasure on people of a range of age groups and requirements. There is strong evidence that reading for pleasure can increased empathy, improve relationships with others, reduce the symptoms of depression and the risk of dementia, and improve wellbeing throughout life.

Date:
05/08/2015
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Developing the Talents of the Next Generation

This report by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) shows that businesses overwhelmingly feel that many young people are not adequately prepared for the workplace upon leaving the education system.

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05/08/2015
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Permanent And Fixed-Period Exclusions In England: 2013 To 2014

There was a rise in the number of children suspended from primary schools in England in the last academic year, according to this DfE report. The report gives levels of permanent and fixed-period exclusions by school type, including information on reasons for exclusions and exclusion review panels.

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05/08/2015
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SEN and Disability Pathfinder Programme Evaluation

This is the final DfE report from the evaluation of the special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) pathfinder programme. This report considers families’ experiences of the new system; the impact that the new system has had on perceptions of satisfaction, fairness and outcomes; and the cost effectiveness of the new approach.

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05/08/2015
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