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The State Of Language Learning In Primary And Secondary Schools In Wales

This Education Development Trust report shows the number of pupils in Wales studying a foreign language to GCSE declined by 44% between 2002 and 2015. At secondary level, it was found only a small amount of time is being allocated to teaching modern foreign languages (MFL) in Key Stage 3, which is the only phase the subject is compulsory. At primary level, the report finds languages are more often taught to older pupils, with the most popular languages being French or Spanish.

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01/07/2016
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Analysis of Academy School Performance in 2015

This NFER research shows that there have been no significant improvements in pupil attainment associated with academy status for primary schools.

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01/07/2016
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Education Other Than At School (EOTAS)

This Estyn report focuses on provision for pupils of compulsory school age that receive education other than at school (EOTAS) as all or the main part of their main education.

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01/07/2016
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Schools, Pupils And Their Characteristics

This statistical first release (SFR) by the Department for Education shows the school population in England has increased by 121,000 since last year. The increase has put pressure on school places, with pupil numbers having risen for seven successive years.

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01/07/2016
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e-safety-law in Education

The internet is always changing and being able to keep up-to-date with children's use of technology can be challenging, not only for parents but schools too. In this article, Ed Macnair, CEO of CensorNet and Dr Brian Bandey, leading expert on Information Technology Law, explore the changing legal obligations for education establishments and how they need to be interpreted to keep pupils safe online.

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01/07/2016
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Careers Education, Information, Advice And Guidance

Inadequate careers guidance in many English schools is exacerbating skills shortages and having a negative impact on the country’s productivity, the Sub-Committee on Education, Skills and the Economy (ESE) has concluded in its report.

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07/07/2016
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Rippledown Residential Education Programme – Evaluation

This report , by The Bay Trust and Canterbury Christ Church University, assesses the effectiveness of outdoor learning at Rippledown, in Ringwould near Deal, in particular on the impact and influence of the centre’s programme on children’s learning and wellbeing.

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07/07/2016
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Rapid School Improvement

This report by the Education Development Trust investigates the experience of an unusual and unusually interesting group of schools, in which a dramatic improvement in school quality had taken place over a short period of time.

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07/07/2016
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Decision-Making In Children’s Social Care: Quantitative Analysis

This DfE report explores patterns and trends in social worker decision making and what influences social workers to make decisions, e.g., behavioural or psychological factors.

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07/07/2016
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Student Outcomes and Natural Schooling

Children are losing the freedom to play, explore and be active, in an age dominated by a full curriculum, busier family lifestyles and an increasingly fearful society. This report by Plymouth University suggests outdoor learning can have a significant positive impact on children's quality of life but needs to be introduced more formally into the school curriculum.

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14/07/2016
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OST Study Programmes, Academic Performance And Socially Disadvantaged Children

This new study by the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) shows that teacher-led out of school study programmes are a cost-effective way of increasing attainment, particularly for children from poorer backgrounds - potentially increasing GCSE results by two-grades.

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14/07/2016
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A Review Of The Arrangements For Child Safeguarding And Health Care For Looked After Children In England

This report by the Care Quality Commission underlines that the health needs of children in care are not being met and that the health providers that serve them do not always properly value children's views and experiences.

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14/07/2016
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Evaluation Of The Maths Teacher Exchange: China And England

This interim DfE report on the first year of the maths teacher exchange programme between China and England evaluates how primary schools in England are implementing learning from the exchange.

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14/07/2016
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Evaluation Of An Anti-Homophobic, Biphobic & Transphobic Bullying Programme

This Natcen report provides the findings from a mixed method evaluation of a programme of work to tackle and prevent HB&T bullying in schools and among young people. A key aim of the evaluation was to understand which of these initiatives seemed to work, in what contexts and why.

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22/07/2016
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Executive Headteachers: What's In A Name?

This study by NFER, the National Governors’ Association (NGA) and The Future Leaders Trust (TFLT), looks at a range of policy and practice developments relating to executive headteachers (EHTs).

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22/07/2016
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Unknown Children – Destined For Disadvantage?

This Ofsted survey has found that tens of thousands of disadvantaged 2-year-olds are not benefiting from the free early education they are entitled to. This report was commissioned to provide a better understanding of how local authorities, schools and registered early years providers are tackling the issue of disadvantage for children in the most deprived communities.

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22/07/2016
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The Working Lives Of Deputy And Assistant Head Teachers And Vice Principals

This NAHT report looks into the working lives of deputy and assistant head teachers and vice principals. It reveals the full extent of the workload teachers in these roles have to juggle, their teaching duties often clashing with leadership responsibilities. It also shows the detrimental effect this workload and the government’s punitive accountability framework is having on aspirations to headship.

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22/07/2016
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