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Closing The Gap: Test And Learn

This is the first programme in the world to trial multiple interventions simultaneously using a wholly collaborative approach across a large number of schools. This DfE report describes the programme and its delivery.

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04/03/2016
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How Class Origin Shapes Occupational Trajectories in British Acting

This new study from the London School of Economics has shown that there are relatively few working class actors and that they earn less than their middle class equivalents because of a 'class ceiling'.

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04/03/2016
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Absence And Exclusions Additional Analysis For Pupils With Special Educational Needs

This DfE report provides an analysis of absences and exclusions data for pupils with special educational needs (SEN), including by local authority. The document provides additional information which are not currently available in their source publication - 'SEN: analysis and summary of data sources'.

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04/03/2016
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Special Educational Needs And Their Links To Poverty

This research by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation explores why the links between special educational needs and disability (SEND) and poverty are so strong.

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04/03/2016
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Enterprise Bill And The Impact On Schools

In mid-September 2015, the Government published a new Enterprise Bill, which looks likely to be passed by parliament. The Bill has two central points to make about apprenticeships: that there should be a target for the number of apprenticeships in public sector bodies and that the term ‘apprenticeship’ should be protected.

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11/03/2016
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Schools And High Needs Funding Reform

Education reforms have been announced this month by the Department for Education. The proposals on reforming the school funding system will inevitably lead to winners and losers, but the government’s objective is to provide world-class education that allows every child and young person to achieve to the best of his or her ability regardless of location, prior attainment and background. This DfE report sets out the government’s plans for reforming funding for schools and for high-cost special educational needs and alternative provision.

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11/03/2016
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Relative Age on Diagnosis and Treatment of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Many children diagnosed with attention deficit disorder may just simply be the youngest members of their class, according to this research from the Department of Psychology at Taipei Veterans General Hospital in Taiwan and published in the Journal of Pediatrics.

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11/03/2016
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Low-Performing Students: Why They Fall Behind And How To Help Them Succeed

This OECD report examines low performance at school by looking at low performers’ family background, education career and attitudes towards school. The report also analyses the school practices and educational policies that are more strongly associated with poor student performance. Most important, the evidence provided in the report reveals what policy makers, educators, parents and students themselves can do to tackle low performance and succeed in school.

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11/03/2016
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The Next Stage Of Improvement For Primary Schools In England

The Department for Education is expected to publish draft legislation to force all schools in England to become academies. The proposals under consideration owe much to this report by Policy Exchange, which proposes mass-converting the remaining local authority schools into academies.

Date:
16/03/2016
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The Impact of Premature Birth on Mathematics Achievement and Schooling

This report by the Nuffield Foundation presents the findings of a project to explore the impact of being born prematurely on children’s educational attainment and longer-term outcomes.

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16/03/2016
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Alternative Provision

In 2011, Ofsted published a survey about schools’ use of off-site alternative provision, and many of the findings were not positive - too many pupils were in unsuitable placements, were not paid enough attention by their schools and were not achieving as well as they should. This Ofsted report is about the findings from a three-year survey on schools’ use of off-site alternative provision.

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16/03/2016
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Monitoring Poverty And Social Exclusion In Northern Ireland 2016

There are big differences in outcomes among Northern Ireland’s GCSE-age pupils, based on their background and the type of school they go to. This report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation shows the latest data on poverty in Northern Ireland, focusing on the links between poverty, work, and education.

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16/03/2016
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Educational Excellence Everywhere

This DfE white paper sets out the government's plans for the next five years to reform education. It includes the government's plan to force all schools in England to become academies.

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27/03/2016
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Evaluation of Tranche 2 of the Lead and Emerging Practitioner School Pathfinder Project

This report presents the findings from an evaluation carried out by NFER to provide an assessment of the effectiveness of Tranche 2 of the Lead and Emerging Practitioner School Pathfinder Project. The report presents 6 recommendations for the future development of school-to-school partnership working in Wales more widely.

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27/03/2016
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Moving Forward? Preparing Learners With High Needs For Adult Life

This Ofsted report explores the early implementation of the Children and Families Act 2014, and the impact it has had on the lives and prospects of learners with high needs.

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27/03/2016
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The Truth About Self-Harm

This publication from the Mental Health Foundation aims to help you understand more about self-harm and what to do if you are worried about yourself or someone else. It explains what self-harm is, what to do if you or someone you know is self-harming, and how to get help.

Date:
27/03/2016
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