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Issue LB.119

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UK working women and pay rises

This survey by Ransted of 2000 UK workers has revealed that fewer women have asked for a pay rise than men over the past three years, and that they are far less likely to ask for a pay rise than their male counterparts.

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02/06/2016
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Scottish Survey of Literacy and Numeracy

This report by the Scottish government, is an annual sample monitoring national performance of school children at P4, P7 and S2 in literacy and numeracy. It shows that pupils in Scotland are doing less well in maths, according to the latest Scottish government figures. Between 2013 and 2015, the proportion of P4 and S2 students performing "well or very well" fell. Pupils from better off areas recorded better results than those from the most deprived communities.

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02/06/2016
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Energy and Nutrient Intakes of Young Children in the UK

Diet in the early years may have a lifetime impact on health, but there are few recent large-scale studies of the eating habits of UK toddlers. This report by the University College London set out to undertake a detailed analysis of the eating habits of young children.

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02/06/2016
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Supporting Social Mobility Through Vocational Education

This research by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) has revealed a generation gap in thinking around best educational routes for career progression. Over half of younger adults (18-24 year olds) think a university degree will give them the best chance of gaining employment, whereas nearly 60 percent of older adults (55-64 year olds) disagree saying vocational education offers the best route to employment.

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02/06/2016
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The Challenges Facing Schools And Academies

This research by HCSS Education has found that balancing the budget is becoming significantly more difficult for 78 per cent of schools and academies. The report explores whether school leaders have financial strategies and support in place, why deficits occur and what tends to lie behind this when it happens. It also looks at how these issues can be addressed.

Date:
10/06/2016
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Redistributing Excellence: Using Teachers’ Views To Inform Workforce Planning For A More Equitable Education System

This report by the Education Development Trust explored the role that teacher redistribution can play in supporting equitable workforce planning in the UK context.

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10/06/2016
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Maintained Schools And Academies Inspections And Outcomes (31 December 2015)

This Ofsted report, following the inspection of maintained schools and academies in England, shows that the proportion of good and outstanding schools continues to rise.

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10/06/2016
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Building Carer Friendly Communities

This research report by Carers Trust presents key findings on Carer Friendly Communities across five themes: community, health, employment, education and older carers. It shows that failure to support young carers will result in lower grades and increased drop outs, schools and colleges.

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10/06/2016
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Data Protection Act – breaches, compliance and use of privacy notices

The importance of Data Protection Act (‘DPA’) compliance cannot be overstated. On 26 April 2016, the Department for Education (DfE) published updated suggested forms of privacy notice, formerly known as a fair processing notice, for schools and local authorities to issue to individuals including staff, parents and pupils about the collection of personal data. Here, Morris Hill and Ken Slade take a closer look at the issue...

Date:
10/06/2016
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Pupil Premium Survey

This survey by the Education Endowment Foundation and Sutton Trust shows that increasing numbers of schools are using their pupil premium funding to offset budget cuts elsewhere.

Date:
17/06/2016
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Reading for Pleasure

This new research from Oxford University Press reveals that more than half of UK primary school teachers (56%) say that they don’t have enough time to share and talk about books in the classroom, and that more than a third (36%) believe that having more time to dedicate to reading and to books would make the biggest difference to promoting a love of reading in their school.

Date:
17/06/2016
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I Wasn’t Sure It Was Normal To Watch It

This report by the NSPCC and Middlesex University is a quantitative and qualitative examination of the impact of online pornography on the values, attitudes, beliefs and behaviours of children and young people.

Date:
17/06/2016
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Digital Skills Crisis

The Science and Technology Committee has published a report warning that the UK risks being left behind if the Government does not take more action to address the digital skills crisis.

Date:
17/06/2016
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Balancing The Books: The Challenges Facing Schools And Academies

One in seven schools are still not budgeting effectively, despite more than a third of schools and academies suffering from a budget deficit in the past three years. With increasing costs, uncertainties over future funding with the ever-present pressure on school leaders to deliver high standards all having a significant effect on budgeting. This new report by HCSS Education looks at the challenges facing schools and academies, financial strategies and support in place, why deficits occur and what tends to lie behind this, when it happens.

Date:
23/06/2016
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Talk Of The Town Whole School Approach To Speech, Language And Communication

This research by The Communication Trust demonstrates the powerful role of professional development for furthering whole school approaches to speech, language and communication support. Training sessions and ongoing mentoring for staff provided by Speech and Language Therapists, were shown in this research to successfully improve staff expertise and confidence in assessing and developing speech, language and communication, alongside boosting pupils’ speech, language and communication skills.

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23/06/2016
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Primary Member SATs Survey

This NUT Survey paints a troubling picture of the chaotic, inappropriate and limiting nature of the Government’s assessment regime in primary schools. All figures are from the results of an NUT survey of 6,613 primary school teachers and head teachers.

Date:
23/06/2016
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Northern Schools: Putting Education At The Heart Of The Northern Powerhouse

There is growing recognition that improving schools is a crucial component of efforts to create a ‘northern powerhouse’. The North has the potential to build on its burgeoning economic strengths, generating prosperity that will benefit the whole of the country. This IPPR report looks at the gap in attainment between the north of England and the South.

Date:
23/06/2016
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