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Issue LB.118

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Children's and Young People's Reading in 2015

This report by the National Literacy Trust shows that levels of reading enjoyment and daily reading outside class have continued to increase. However, the report highlights a gulf in reading enjoyment and attitudes between primary and secondary pupils. Findings are broken down by sociodemographic information and are linked to reading attainment data.

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28/04/2016
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Music Education In Plural Communities

Music education is still not easily accessible for all children due to a number of barriers including parental concerns about career prospects and time pressures on the curriculum, according to this new research from the UCL Institute of Education (IOE).

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28/04/2016
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The Value Of After School Clubs For Disadvantaged Children

This research by the Nuffield Foundation investigates how participation in out of school activities varies for children from different backgrounds and how this relates to outcomes at age 11.

Date:
28/04/2016
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Character Education in UK Schools

This report by the University of Birmingham explores the formation of character in students in 68 UK schools and investigated how teachers view their role in developing good character and virtue in students.

Date:
28/04/2016
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Changing Legal Obligations

A consultation document from the Department of Health entitled ‘Keeping children safe in education’, aims to provide statutory guidance for schools and colleges. However, schools need go a step further and ensure they have a solution that not only knows what websites are being visited, but also has the ability to track further down to a more granular level as to what content is being accessed or posted.

Date:
28/04/2016
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Mapping User Experiences Of The Education, Health And Care Process

This DfE report looks at children, young people and families’ experiences of education, health and care (EHC) assessment and plans.

Date:
06/05/2016
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Moving Forward?

This Ofsted report looks at how well the further education and skills sector is preparing young people with high needs for adult life.

Date:
06/05/2016
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Report Card 2015

The Fair Education Alliance (FEA) has published its second annual State of the Nation Report Card. The report finds that educational inequality remains deeply entrenched in the UK and outlines a number of policy recommendations for closing the gap between the poorest and more affluent students.

Date:
06/05/2016
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Literacy and Language Outcomes of Comprehensive Approaches to Early Childhood Education

This systematic review of research on early childhood programs by the Center for Research and Reform in Education (CRRE) seeks to identify effective approaches capable of improving literacy and language outcomes for preschoolers.

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06/05/2016
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State of Education 2016 report

This report by The Key attempts to unpick some of the big questions about challenges, concerns and priorities in the education sector today.

Date:
20/05/2016
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The Impact of Computer Usage on Academic Performance

This study, published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, found that students barred from using laptops or digital devices in lectures and seminars did better in their exams than those allowed to use computers and access the internet.

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20/05/2016
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Concerns about Mental Health Services for Children and Young People

This report from mental health charity, stem4, has found that 78% of GPs are seeing more young patients with mental health problems. Most GPs believe mental health services for young people are inadequate, with almost nine in ten fearing that children or teenagers may come to harm while waiting for specialist treatment.

Date:
20/05/2016
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Social And Emotional Learning: Skills For Life And Work

This review by the Early intervention Foundation bolsters the evidence on the strong links between social and emotional skills in children and how they fare as adults. Evidence indicates that children with well-developed social and emotional skills have a better chance of being happy and healthy adults than those who are just academically able.

Date:
20/05/2016
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Foreign Languages And Science Provision In Primary Schools

Pupils are leaving primary school unprepared for the rigours of science and foreign languages at secondary level, according to this Ofsted report, because the focus on the "three Rs" has pushed other compulsory subjects to the margins of the curriculum in primary schools.

Date:
25/05/2016
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Primary Schools Responding To Diversity: Barriers And Possibilities

National polices are preventing primary schools from responding effectively to increased diversity in the classroom, according to this report by The University of Manchester.

Date:
25/05/2016
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Right From The Start

Newborn hearing screening programme was fully rolled out 10 years ago across England, but there is still much to do to ensure that high quality early years support is in place following diagnosis. This report by the National Deaf Children’s Society shows the benefits of the test are being undermined by a lack of early years support for deaf babies and their families.

Date:
25/05/2016
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Education, Education, Mental Health

Secondary schools are facing a perfect storm of mental health problems and early intervention in schools should be a government priority, according to this Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), which suggests Ofsted should inspect schools’ mental health provision more frequently.

Date:
25/05/2016
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