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Nurturing Creativity in Young People

This report follows an independent review, led by the leading educationalist Paul Roberts, on fostering creativity in the UK education system. It sets out what the Government can do to nurture young people’s creativity and offers a clear framework for the further development of creativity in children and young people. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 11

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Inclusion: Does It Matter Where Pupils Are Taught?

Provision and outcomes in different settings for pupils with learning difficulties and disabilities. This 27–page report examines the factors that promote good outcomes across a range of different provision for pupils with learning difficulties and disabilities. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 11

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The Quality Of Education In The Youth Justice System

This 38–page report by Estyn, the Wales inspectorate for education and training, looks at education and training projects that help young people in the youth justice system. Estyn invited all Youth Offending Teams and local education authorities in Wales to take part in the survey. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 11

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Preventing Social Exclusion Of Disabled Children And Their F

This 67–page report by Birmingham University presents current evidence concerning the social inclusion of disabled children and their families, and has been developed following an extensive search of academic and policy literature published over the past decade. The review focuses on children aged between five and 13. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 11

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Teenage Pregnancy

Teenage Pregnancy – Next Steps is a 68–page guidance document from the DfES, providing information on good practice, to enable local areas to take action in order to halve the under–18 conception rate by 2010. It outlines the rationale for the teenage pregnancy strategy, makes the financial case for investing in measures to address the issue, presents evidence of which young women get pregnant, and explains the underlying factors that affect young people’s sexual behaviour. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 11

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Healthy Schools, Healthy Children?

This 27–page report looks at the contribution of education to pupils’ health and well–being. It is the first major Ofsted survey on the broader aspects of health and well–being since the introduction of the Every Child Matters agenda. The findings are intended to disseminate best practice and to help institutions improve this aspect of their work. It covers the school ethos, the curriculum, food and drink, PE and school sport, lifelong health messages and barriers to improvement. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 11

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Extended Services In Schools And Children’s Centres

This 25–page report identifies and assesses the factors which contribute to effective provision of services in schools and children’s centres. It follows the Government’s pledge that, by 2010, ‘all children should have access to a variety of activities beyond the school day’ and that these will give them ‘the opportunity to keep fit and healthy, to acquire new skills, to build on what they learn during the school day or simply to have fun and relax’. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 11

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Special Educational Needs

This 147–page report by the Parliamentary Education and Skills Committee on Special Educational Needs, suggests that the government’s message on inclusion is confused. This inquiry gives careful consideration to where the SEN system is failing and considers how the Government can improve outcomes for all children with SEN and disabilities in England. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 11

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Continuing Professional Development In Effective Schools

This 29–page report looks at schools’ arrangements for the professional development of their staff. It describes the most effective practice as a logical chain of procedures which place continuous professional development at the heart of schools’ planning for improvement. The findings are intended to disseminate best practice and to provide help to institutions seeking to improve this aspect of their work. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 11

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National Review of the Early Years and Childcare Workforce

This 90–page review looks at 5 main areas: Roles and Responsibilities; Qualifications and Training; Career Pathways; Recruitment and Retention; Workforce Planning. The Reviews findings are aimed primarily at managers of services, representative bodies, training providers and other organisations involved in early years and childcare. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 11

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The National Employers Skills Survey

This survey provides detailed information on the incidence, extent and nature of skills problems facing employers, in terms of both recruitment and skill gaps within their existing workforce. It also explores employers’ activities and expenditure in relation to training. It will be of interest to everyone involved in improving skills and learning opportunities in the workforce across England. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 11

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Analysis Of Seconday School Efficiency

The pursuit of efficiency has become a central objective of policy makers within most public services. This 65–page report looks at the measurement and comparison of efficiency in secondary schools to determine where performance improvements might be made. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 11

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