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Police-Recorded Child Abduction And Kidnapping 2014/15

This statistical paper, published by Action Against Abduction, reports that from 2012/13 to 2014/15 police-recorded child abduction and kidnappings (of adults and children) have increased considerably in England and Wales. The number of child abductions has remained broadly similar in Northern Ireland and the number of kidnappings has decreased.

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29/09/2016
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Rapid School Improvement

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

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29/09/2016
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Executive Headteachers: What’s In A Name?

This research, by the NFER, the National Governors’ Association (NGA) and The Future Leaders Trust (TFLT) looks at the range of policy and practice developments relating to executive headteachers (EHTs). The study provides up to-date evidence on the skills and experience EHTs require in the role, with a view to informing workforce development.

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29/09/2016
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Transitions At 14: Analysing The Intake Of 14–19 Education Institutions

Rising numbers of university technical colleges, studio schools, 14–19 free schools and other institutions mean that more young people than ever before can choose to move school at at 14. This IPPR report considers the characteristics and pupil intakes of these new types of school, and how they fit into the broader education system.

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29/09/2016
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New General Data Protection Regulation: What it means for schools and academies

Jessica Cumming, a corporate solicitor at Gordons law firm, looks at the detail of proposed wide-ranging changes to data protection legislation that were recently approved by the EU – and what it means for schools and academies.

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29/09/2016
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Girls' Attitudes Survey

This report by Girlguiding, the leading charity for girls and young women in the UK, looks into the lives of girls and young women. It shows that girls’ overall happiness is dropping. Young women face more pressures affecting their body confidence than ever before. The report offers clear and important actions to help make sure all girls are empowered.

Date:
06/10/2016
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Evaluation Of An Antihomophobic, Biphobic And Transphobic (HB&T) Bullying Programme

This NatCen report evaluates eight initiatives set up to tackle and prevent homophobic, biphobic and transphobic (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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06/10/2016
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Joint Inspections Of Child Sexual Exploitation And Missing Children: February To August 2016

A key element of effective joint working to address child sexual exploitation is an effective child protection system. This Ofsted thematic report outlines findings from the 5 joint targeted area inspections which was published in September 2016.

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06/10/2016
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Destination Education: Reforming Migration Policy On International Students To Grow The UK's Vital Education Exports

The government's policy focus on reducing net migration is causing unnecessary harm to the UK's international education sector, one of the UK’s biggest services exports. This IPPR report asks how, through better informed policy, the UK can attract more students in a growing and increasingly competitive global marketplace.

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06/10/2016
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Children In Need Of Help Or Protection

Referrals to children's social care have increased by 15% over the past 10 years from 552,000 in 2004-05 to 635,600 in 2014-15. This National Audit Office (NAO) report assesses the government's progress in improving child help and protection, after the DfE concluded in 2010 that children's services were not good enough.

Date:
13/10/2016
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Key Data On Music Education Hubs 2015

This NFER report on the 2014/15 school year looks at Music education hubs (MEHs) and concludes that MEHs have continued to deliver on their core roles and worked with an increased number of schools and pupils.

Date:
13/10/2016
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Moderation Of Teacher Assessment At Key Stage 2 And Key Stage 3

This Estyn report examines the effectiveness of cluster moderation and standardisation procedures in securing reliable end of key stage 2 and 3 teacher assessment. The report is intended for the Welsh Government, headteachers and staff in schools, local authorities and regional consortia.

Date:
13/10/2016
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Accountability, Regulation And Leadership In Our School System

Over the last 20 years our schools system has fundamentally changed, perhaps beyond recognition. This report by law firm, Browne Jacobson, looks at how can we achieve consistent and effective accountability and regulation in an already atomised sector.

Date:
13/10/2016
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Physical Education

This new study by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on a Fit and Healthy Childhood says PE has for too long been the "Cinderella subject" in UK schools and recommends a personalised PE programme for each individual child.

Date:
21/10/2016
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The Invisible Barrier

Application apathy among UK teachers is disincentivising many from applying for new jobs, and potentially having a negative impact on school morale and pupils’ education, according to this report from Randstad, which looks at the process of a job application and its effect as the invisible barrier for teachers.

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21/10/2016
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Education at a Glance 2016

This OECD report provides key information on the output of educational institutions; the impact of learning across countries; the financial and human resources invested in education; access, participation and progression in education; and the learning environment and organisation of schools.

Date:
21/10/2016
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National Evaluation Of The Troubled Families Programme

This report by the National Institute of Economic and Social Research says that the government initiative, The Troubled Families Programme, to help the most disadvantaged families in England has made no significant impact and has had no measurable effect on school attendance, employment or behaviour.

Date:
21/10/2016
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