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LGBT-Inclusive Sex And Relationships Education In The UK

The Education Minister, Justine Greening, has just announced that the government is to make Sex and Relationships Education compulsory in all schools. This report by the Terrence Higgins Trust includes statistics on sex and relationships education that is relevant to the debate.

Date:
03/03/2017
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Why Europe’s Girls Aren’t Studying STEM

This research by Microsoft looks at why more girls aren’t studying science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and crucially, what can we do to reverse this trend. The study shows that, on average, there is just a 5-year window to foster their passion for STEM subjects.

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03/03/2017
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Recruitment And Retention Of Teachers

The shortage of teachers is a major challenge for the education sector in England, particularly in certain regions and subjects such as computing, physics and maths, according to this report by the Education Committee.

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03/03/2017
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Impossible? Social Mobility And The Seemingly Unbreakable Class Ceiling For Poorer Children

This TeachFirst analysis of Ofsted data shows growing up in a poorer family has consequences throughout a child’s lifetime. The country’s lack of social mobility means new hurdles constantly appear at every stage of a child’s life, making it increasingly difficult for them to break through the so called “class-ceiling”.

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03/03/2017
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Degree Apprenticeships: Realising Opportunities

This report by Universities UK sets out the findings of an extensive survey into universities' uptake of and views on degree apprenticeships – their benefits, challenges, and what needs to be done to ensure their future success.

Date:
10/03/2017
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Teacher Workload Survey 2016

This DfE report describes the findings of the Government programme of action to address the unnecessary workload undertaken by teachers. One of these actions was a commitment to undertake a large scale and robust survey of teacher workload in English schools.

Date:
10/03/2017
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The Performance Of Partially Selective Schools In England

This analysis by NFER compares the results of pupils at partially selective schools with comparable pupils at similar non-selective schools. It shows that there is no overall academic benefit to attending a partially selective school.

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10/03/2017
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Teachers Working Longer Review: Interim Report

This DfE report looks into the implications of teachers working longer as a result of changes to the pension age.

Date:
10/03/2017
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Annual London Education Report 2017

This report by the Education Policy Institute explores all aspects of educating young people in the capital; from childcare and the early years, through to apprenticeships and entry into the labour market. It sets out the strategic areas of focus required over the next few years to continue the journey to become a world class education system.

Date:
17/03/2017
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Timing Of The Decline In Physical Activity In Childhood And Adolescence

Adolescence is thought to be the time when children go off exercise - but this study in The British Journal of Sports Medicine suggests it happens much earlier, around the age of seven. Sitting is replacing physical activity from the time children start school, the research suggests.

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17/03/2017
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Childcare Use And Attitudes

This report commissioned by Save the Children reviews the evidence on parents’ use of and attitudes towards formal childcare and early education in the UK.

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17/03/2017
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Mental Health Services And Schools Link Pilots: Evaluation Report

This DfE report presents the findings from an independent evaluation of the Mental Health Services and Schools Link Pilot Projects on the effectiveness of improving children and young people’s access to mental health support.

Date:
17/03/2017
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Work Experience And Related Activities In Schools And Colleges

This DfE report looks at the current provision and operational practice of work experience and work-related activities at schools and colleges in England. It follows on from recommendations made in the Wolf review, which advocates a period of work experience, or a more extended work placement, as a core part of programmes for all post-16 students, whether following an academic or a technical curriculum, in order to support them in developing their work readiness.

Date:
23/03/2017
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Safe Steps CSE Innovation Project

This DfE evaluation of the Safe Steps project examines community-based children’s homes, as an alternative to placing girls in secure care. It looks at how the project helps support young women experiencing, or at risk of, sexual exploitation. It also discusses how concerns about their safety can lead to placement in secure children’s homes or homes far from their own area.

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23/03/2017
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Understanding School Segregation in England: 2011 to 2016

This research by The Challenge social integration charity looks at segregation by income and ethnicity in England’s schools. The study covers all of England’s 20,000+ registered state schools and found that thousands of schools across England are segregated along ethnic and socio-economic lines.

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23/03/2017
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Growing Up With The Internet

This report for the Lords Select Communications Committee highlights that children are adopting recently innovated technology in their everyday lives before policy makers, schools or parents can consider the implications of such technology.

Date:
23/03/2017
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