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The Good Childhood Report 2016

The Children's Society's annual report suggests that girls in Britain are becoming more miserable, with 14% of 10 to 15-year-olds saying they are unhappy with their lives as a whole, and 34% with their appearance. By contrast the study found that boys' sense of happiness remained stable.

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02/09/2016
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Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings: 2015

This research conducted by YouthSight for Santander UK, with figures from the Office of National Statistics, highlights that GCSE students are unaware of the benefits that apprenticeships can give them, with only 8% of 15 to16 year olds considering them as an alternative to university. 42% of the 15 to16 year olds surveyed thought that apprenticeships provided limited value beyond the resulting job.

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02/09/2016
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National Curriculum Assessments: Key Stage 2, 2016

In 2016, the new more challenging national curriculum was assessed by new tests and interim frameworks for teacher assessment. Results are no longer reported as levels: each pupil receives their test results as a scaled score and teacher assessments based on the standards in the interim framework. This DfE statistical first release (SFR) presents attainment in these assessments.

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02/09/2016
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Inspiring Teachers: Perspectives And Practices

This study by the Education Development Trust investigates the notion of ‘inspiring’ teaching. It arose from headteachers’ suggestions that schools nominate a number of ‘inspiring’ teachers so that their practice could be studied and the results shared across the participating schools.

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02/09/2016
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Engaging Teachers: NFER Analysis Of Teacher Retention

Recruiting and retaining enough teachers to serve growing numbers of pupils is one of the key challenges currently facing education in England. This NFER report explores how engaged and supported teachers feel, and how this relates to their intention to remain or to leave the profession.

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22/09/2016
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Mind the Gap

This report on the UK's technology skills landscape by Hired shows that the pipeline of homegrown talent using the digital revolution is worryingly weak. 74% of tech workers have a degree, but the number of UK students graduating with computer science qualifications has dropped considerably since 2002. Yet the research also indicates that supply and demand for certain digital skills differ greatly.

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22/09/2016
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Do Schools Have More To Learn When It Comes To Their Online Strategy?

This new report by Web Foundry has found that 36% of parents with children of school age would engage more with their child’s school if it improved its online approach and website.

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22/09/2016
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Productivity and Lifetime Earnings of Apprentices and Graduates

This study, by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) on behalf of Barclays, considers the value of apprenticeships to individuals, businesses and the wider UK economy. It reveals that the average gap in lifetime earnings potential between apprentices and graduates is just 1.8 per cent, with the average ‘Lifetime Earning Premium’ (LEP) difference for the two study paths at just £2,200.

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22/09/2016
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