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Commission On Assessment Without Levels: Final Report

This DfE report provides advice to schools about how to develop new approaches to pupil assessment that are based on the needs of the pupils and follow the school’s curriculum and support effective teaching.

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30/09/2015
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Young Persons' Money Index

Teenagers are being left dangerously underprepared in being able to manage their finances as they leave school for university or the world of work. This annual research project by ifs University College measures the understanding, attitudes, behaviours and experiences of money management and personal finance amongst young people.

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30/09/2015
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PTA UK Summer Parent Insight Survey 2015

This research by PTA UK, which represents Parent Teacher Associations, reveals 85% of parents want a say in how their child is educated, while only 18% felt that the Government listens to parents on what they want for their children’s education. PTA UK is recommending that the views of parents inform the role of Regional Schools Commissioners particularly in relation to the importance of their relationship with parents.

Date:
30/09/2015
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Using Singing To Nurture Children’s Hearing? A Pilot Study

This UCL Institute of Education (IOE) and UCL Ear Institute study, in collaboration with the multi-arts charity Creative Futures, shows that hearing impaired children benefit from a sustained programme of singing activities.

Date:
30/09/2015
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Regional Schools Commissioners

This House of Commons report provides information on the role of Regional Schools Commissioners and outlines some of the issues that have been raised since their creation.

Date:
07/10/2015
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Analysis Of Academy School Performance In GCSEs 2014

This NFER report looks at performance in national GCSE examinations in academy secondary schools and compares it to performance in similar local authority maintained schools, to attempt to find out whether performance was better than it might have been otherwise.

Date:
07/10/2015
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Exploring Play and Creativity in Pre-schoolers' Use of Tablet Apps

In families which own tablet computers, almost a third of children aged under five have their own device, according to this study by the universities of Sheffield and Edinburgh.

Date:
07/10/2015
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Key Inequalities in Education

Inequalities in Education, Northern Ireland, persistent under-achievement, working-class Protestant children, male under-achievement, educational attainment, disability, gender, religion.

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07/10/2015
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The Status of Teachers and the Teaching Profession

This research by Education International examines impact of austerity on the teaching profession and sheds light on how austerity policies in the education sector undermine free, quality education for all.

Date:
15/10/2015
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How Safe Are Our Children?

This NSPCC report compiles and analyses the most robust and up-to-date child protection data that exists across the 4 nations in the UK for 2015.

Date:
15/10/2015
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Supporting Ethnic Minority Young People From Education Into Work

Considerable improvements in educational attainment among ethnic minority groups – particularly Black African and Bangladeshi students – have not been matched by sustained progress in the labour market. This paper by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation puts forward a set of recommendations for local authorities designed to support education-to-work transitions for ethnic minority youth, drawing on examples of best practice in Bristol, Nottingham and Tower Hamlets.

Date:
15/10/2015
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ICT and Me

This report by the National Children’s Bureau in Northern Ireland looked at the access, attitudes to, and usage of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and how this impacts on attainment in GCSEs.

Date:
15/10/2015
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Apprenticeships: Developing Skills For Future Prosperity

This Ofsted report looks into how well apprenticeships meet the needs of young people, their employers and the economy.

Date:
23/10/2015
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What Works In Schools And Colleges To Increase Physical Activity

This Public Health England briefing shows that only one in five 5-15 year olds are currently achieving the recommended levels of physical activity (at least 60 minutes a day). It endorses the promotion of active travel, such as walking and cycling, as a route to tackling inactivity and has acknowledged the work of Living Streets, the UK charity for everyday walking, in promoting active travel within schools.

Date:
23/10/2015
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Insights Into Children's Mental Health And Well-Being

Heavy use of social media is as bad for children as bullying or a troubled home, according to this report by the Office of National Statistics. It found that 56% of ten to 15-year-olds spent up to three hours a day on social media and that youngsters who browsed the internet for more than three hours a day were much more likely to be anxious or depressed.

Date:
23/10/2015
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Combatting Isolation In Coastal Schools

Many coastal schools in England face unique challenges after decades of economic decline. As a result, children across large swathes of our coast are underachieving. This report by The Future Leaders Trust examines why coastal schools fail and how headteachers are turning them around.

Date:
23/10/2015
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