Leadership Briefings

spacer

Issue LB.133

Home » Leadership Briefings » Issue LB. 133

School Funding And Pupil Outcomes Review

This DfE report shows how changes in school funding from 2010 to 2015 have affected pupil outcomes in England. The report is a review of existing academic evidence and a new analysis of schools with reduced funding to assess whether this has had an impact on pupil outcomes.

Date:
30/08/2017
File Format:

PDFPDF

Developing Character Skills In Schools

This DfE report provides a survey and case studies on activities to support pupils' development of character skills, and eports on the number of schools that offer specific activities to support development of desirable character traits and skills.

Date:
30/08/2017
File Format:

PDFPDF

Commission on Inequality in Education

Reducing inequality in education is a challenging task where progress has been all too slow. This report by the Social Market Foundation reviews the evidence on inequality across time and observes how little it has changed, and in some cases how the situation has actually worsened over time.

Date:
30/08/2017
File Format:

PDFPDF

On Course For Success? Student Retention At University

This SMF report analyses the factors that affect student drop-out rates from universities across England. It argues that there has been much focus and activity directed towards increasing the proportion of students from ethnic minority and disadvantaged backgrounds that enter university.

Date:
30/08/2017
File Format:

PDFPDF

Added Protection: Highlighting Teacher Abuse

A study carried out by Bath Spa University’s Psychology Department has revealed that almost a third of teachers (three in ten) have suffered abuse from parents in the past, over a quarter of primary teachers experience abuse once a month and a fifth of secondary teachers are subjected to similar behaviour. These shocking statistics are a sad reflection on the stresses of the job and the potential for conflict, but what protection do teachers have in these situations? Tim Gooder, an education sector expert at Gordons law firm, explores.

Date:
30/08/2017
File Format:

PDFPDF

No Shortcuts: Quality And The Free Childcare Extension

Working parents of three and four year olds in England are now able to access 30 hours of free childcare per week during school term time. This report by the Family and Childcare Trust finds that a third of local authorities don’t know whether there will be a reduction in the quality of care available as a result of the roll out of the 30 hours offer.

Date:
07/09/2017
File Format:

PDFPDF

Not By Degrees: Improving Student Mental Health In The UK's Universities

Levels of mental illness, mental distress and low well-being among students in higher education in the UK are increasing, and are high relative to other sections of the population, according to the findings of this IPPR report.

Date:
07/09/2017
File Format:

PDFPDF

The Current State of Scientific Knowledge on Pre-Kindergarten Effects

This research from the Brookings Institute and Duke University shows the effects of state-funded pre-kindergarten (preschool) programmes in the US.

Date:
07/09/2017
File Format:

PDFPDF

Career Progression In The Further Education And Training Sector

This NFER report explores career progression within the education and training sector, including enabling factors and barriers. It also aimed to explore respondents’ future career aspirations and what types of support would help them to achieve their aspirations.

Date:
07/09/2017
File Format:

PDFPDF

Next Generation UK 2017

More than two-thirds of young people in the UK have an "international outlook" and many fear for their prospects once the UK leaves the EU, according to this Ipsos Mori report.

Date:
14/09/2017
File Format:

PDFPDF

Retaining And Developing The Teaching Workforce

This National Audit Office report shows that schools, especially secondary schools, face real challenges in retaining and developing their teachers and that progress masks significant local variation.

Date:
14/09/2017
File Format:

PDFPDF

The Implementation Of The Careers And World Of Work Framework In Secondary Schools

This Estyn report examines the extent and effectiveness of secondary schools’ delivery of the statutory Careers and the world of work (CWoW) framework. It considers the extent to which secondary schools’ provision and leadership in this area have changed since October 2012.

Date:
14/09/2017
File Format:

PDFPDF

Another Lost Decade? Building A Skills System For The Economy Of The 2030s

The UK economy is set to undergo significant change in the coming years. The impact of rapidly advancing technology, an ageing population and exiting the EU will leave our economy looking very different by 2030.

Date:
14/09/2017
File Format:

PDFPDF

Entries to Art Subjects at Key Stage 4

Changes to school accountability measures in recent years have focused on increasing the take-up of a group of core academic subjects.This EPI report shows how entries to arts subjects by Key Stage 4 have declined in recent years, with the 2016 entry rates the lowest of the decade. It also includes comparisons between different regions, and variations by pupil characteristics, such as gender, socio-economic status, and prior attainment.

Date:
22/09/2017
File Format:

PDFPDF

The Lost Middle

This report by by GL Assessment shows that while calling a child ‘average’ is a convenient statistical shorthand, for teachers and students it’s practically useless and has a significant outcome on pupil performance in the classroom and, critically, on GCSE results.

Date:
22/09/2017
File Format:

PDFPDF

Share With Care

This Nominet study reveals that secondary school teachers find issues related to social media and access to devices in the classroom are negatively impacting teaching time, pupils’ mental health and academic performance.

Date:
22/09/2017
File Format:

PDFPDF

Mental Ill-Health Among Children Of The New Century

A quarter of girls and nearly one in 10 boys show signs of depression at the age of 14, according to this government-funded study of over 10,000 young people by the Centre of Longitudinal Studies, which looked at how many experienced the signs of depression not a clinical diagnosis of one.

Date:
22/09/2017
File Format:

PDFPDF