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Unlocking The Potential of Digital Learning

More than half (54%) of educators in further education (FE) colleges list having to work out of office hours among their biggest challenges in their current role according to this report by YMCA Awards. This report looks at how maximising digital tools to their full potential learning environments are transformed.

Date:
29/06/2017
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The Experiences Of Lesbian, Gay, Bi And Trans Young People In Britain's Schools In 2017

The LGBT equality charity Stonewall says 45% of gay pupils still face bullying, with Faith schools continuing to be the worst type of school for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender pupils. The study, carried out by the Centre for Family Research at the University of Cambridge, suggests gay, lesbian and transgender pupils in England, Wales and Scotland are less likely to face homophobic bullying than five or 10 years ago.

Date:
29/06/2017
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An Assessment of Government Policies on Social Mobility 1997-2017

This report by the Social Mobility Commission warns of a sour public mood and says the divides in British society are unsustainable socially, economically and politically.

Date:
29/06/2017
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Outcomes Of Access Agreement Monitoring For 2015-16

This report by the Office for Fair Access shows that rising numbers of students from more disadvantaged homes are dropping out of universities in England before completing their studies.

Date:
29/06/2017
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Educating All

This new report by the Institute For Fiscal Studies has offered some worrying analysis around social mobility in the UK and within universities, showing that 86.7% of state school educated students faced financial difficulty at university.

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07/07/2017
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Trust In Crisis: The Emergence Of The Quiet Citizen

Faith and local communities are the root of a new kind of citizenship built in times of crisis according to this new report by the Woolf Institute, which looks at how the local community comes together during times of crises.

Date:
07/07/2017
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Reading In Foster Families

This research undertaken by the National Children’s Bureau (NCB) on behalf of BookTrust suggests shared reading improves relationships between foster carers and children and that more support is needed for carers to help them unlock the benefits of shared reading.

Date:
07/07/2017
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Work Placements: A Call For Evidence

This DfE report discusses the post-16 skills plan, which proposes to develop a framework to support young people and adults in sustainable skilled employment, and provides an evaluation of what is needed to provide better work placements for young people in technical education.

Date:
07/07/2017
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Does Chess Instruction Improve Mathematical Problem-Solving Ability?

This research, published in Learning & Behavior, examines whether learning to play chess can help improve children’s mathematical ability.

Date:
12/07/2017
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Social Media And Children's Mental Health

This new report from the Education Policy Institute examines the evidence of the impact of using social media on young people’s mental health and emotional well-being.

Date:
12/07/2017
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Early Education Use And Child Outcomes Up To Age 3

In 2013, two-year-old children living in the 20% most disadvantaged households became eligible for 15 hours of funded early childhood education and care (ECEC) per week. This DfE report aims to explore the impact of this new policy on take-up of ECEC for two- to three-year-old children, and to study and whether differing types of ECEC are associated with child cognitive and socio-emotional development at age three.

Date:
12/07/2017
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Welsh-Medium And Bilingual Teaching And Learning In Further Education

This Estyn report examines how effectively further education colleges ensure continuity and progression in learning experiences through the medium of Welsh and bilingually.

Date:
12/07/2017
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Holiday Childcare Survey 2016

This report by the Family and Childcare Trust shows that over the summer break parents face both high prices and shortages of childcare, and the situation is worse for certain regions and groups of families.

Date:
20/07/2017
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The Annual Bullying Survey 2017

This research from anti-bullying charity, Ditch the Label, suggests social media is making youngsters more anxious.

Date:
20/07/2017
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The Wellbeing Of Secondary School Pupils With SEN

This DfE report authored by the City University of London compares levels of happiness and psychological difficulties between children with and without special educational needs (SEN) 2012 to 2013. It finds that certain characteristics of secondary-school children are associated with having SEN; such as being a boy, being eligible for free school meals, having a parent with a long-standing illness or disability or low wellbeing, and being bullied (physically or non-physically).

Date:
20/07/2017
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Understanding Schools’ Responses To The Progress 8 Accountability Measure

This DfE survey looks at school leaders' understanding of the Progress 8 measure, strategies that they have introduced to implement it, and the barriers/obstacles that they may have encountered.

Date:
20/07/2017
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