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Evaluation of the National Scholarship Programme: Year 4

This HEFCE report for Edge Hill University reviews how the programme changed over the three years of its operation and demonstrates the impact on disadvantaged students.

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28/01/2016
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Flipped Learning

This study, undertaken by NFER and NESTA, revealed both benefits and challenges of implementing a flipped learning approach to mathematics teaching. It explored the bene?ts and the practical considerations of using video resources in implementing a new approach to teaching and learning in schools.

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28/01/2016
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Statutory Use Of Leadership Standards In The Performance Management Of Headteachers

This Estyn report looks at the statutory use of leadership standards in the performance management of headteachers.

Date:
28/01/2016
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Holocaust Education

The nature, scale and significance of the Holocaust set it apart from other events of world history in the twentieth century. As a consequence, it is specified as a topic within the National Curriculum which must be taught as part of key stage 3 history in maintained schools. This report by the House of Commons Education Committee looks at the quality of the teaching of the Holocaust and educational programmes in schools.

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28/01/2016
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Tackling Homophobic, Biphobic And Transphobic Bullying For Disabled Children And Those With SEN

This resource from the Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA) is designed for school staff to help tackle the homophobic, biphobic and transphobic (HBT) bullying of disabled young people and those with special educational needs (SEN).

Date:
03/02/2016
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School Leaver Study 2015

This school leaver survey of around 9,000 UK school students in years 7−13 by trendence found that the principal reason for not entering further education was wanting to earn money straight away, swiftly followed by not wishing to get into debt.

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03/02/2016
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Teachers' Attitude To The Use Of Mobile Technology In Classroom

This research by Techknowledge examines attitudes and challenges facing mainly secondary schools teachers who teach with tablets and other mobile devices daily or weekly.

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03/02/2016
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The Third-Level Digital Divide: Who Benefits Most from Being Online?

This study by the London School of Economics shows that educated people on high incomes derive the greatest benefits from using the internet.

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03/02/2016
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Low Performing Students: Why They Fall Behind And How To Help Them Succeed

This PISA report on low performing students reveals that more than one in four 15-year-old students in OECD countries do not have even a baseline proficiency in reading, maths and science. This equates to 13 million 15-year-olds in 64 countries that are low performers.

Date:
11/02/2016
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Training New Teachers

This report by the National Audit Office examines whether the Department for Education is achieving value for money through its arrangements to train new teachers. The report shows that teacher shortages in England are growing and the government has missed recruitment targets for four years.

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11/02/2016
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Transparency At The Top?

This study by University and College Union (UCU) shows that vice-chancellors at UK universities received average salary packages of £272,000 last year - up by some £12,000 on the previous year.

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11/02/2016
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Heads Up: Meeting The Challenges Of Headteacher Recruitment

This report by the Future Leaders Trust claims that an extra 1,000 headteachers are likely to be needed in the next five years, exacerbating existing school leadership recruitment problems.

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11/02/2016
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Are SEND Reforms Fully Supporting Children?

In June 2014, a new special education needs (SEN) code of practice was introduced, implementing changes that hoped to improve education planning for children and young adults with special education needs and disabilities (SEND). Samantha Hale, Education Law specialist at Maxwell Gillott, looks into current research on how the law is performing and avenues for legal redress.

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11/02/2016
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Creating An Anti-Poverty Childcare System

This report by the Family and Childcare Trust suggests a simpler childcare funding system, where parents pay for the cost of their childcare outside the free 15 hours on a sliding scale based on their income.

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18/02/2016
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Closing The Gap In Early Language Skills So That Every Child In Northern Ireland Can Read Well

This new study by Save the Children suggests many children from poorer backgrounds already struggle with language when they start primary school. The report sets out how high-quality services and support for families can help overcome the impact of poverty, highlighting the potential for services to support young children’s language development.

Date:
18/02/2016
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Youth Mental Health: New Economic Evidence

More than half of teenagers and young people with mental health problems in the UK do not receive any clinical treatment, amounting to a moral scandal and enormous economic mistake, according to this new LSE study. The report examines the economic challenges of youth mental health problems in England and focuses on adolescents and young adults. The report was prepared by LSE’s Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU), and funded by the NHS Confederation Mental Health Network.

Date:
18/02/2016
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Exploring The Characteristics Of Education Systems Which Are Successful In Science

This NFER research, for the Department of Education in Northern Ireland (DENI), explores the characteristics of education systems that are successful in science.

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18/02/2016
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Making The Case For Play

This report by the national deafblind charity, Sense, reveals the severe restrictions facing disabled children in accessing play. The report says most parents of disabled children also find negative attitudes from other parents a key barrier to accessing mainstream play.

Date:
26/02/2016
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Benchmarking London in the PISA Rankings

This University College London (UCL) Institute of Education study shows that London's schools are falling behind many global competitors in international tests. The study, which uses OECD Pisa test results, suggests they are weaker than those in many Asian cities and the rest of the UK.

Date:
26/02/2016
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2016 Childcare Survey

This Family and Childcare Trust report shows that average childcare costs rose just above inflation throughout Britain for the first time in eight years. But more councils this year reported gaps for free early education places for three and four year olds.

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26/02/2016
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The Lives Of Young Carers In England

Young carers undertake a wide range of caring roles and responsibilities, including emotional support, personal care, housework and household budgeting. While research has found that caring can result in positive impacts, there is a relatively strong body of evidence on the adverse impact of caring on health outcomes, social activity, educational engagement and employment opportunities for young carers. The DfE report summarises research into young carers and their families in England.

Date:
26/02/2016
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