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Religious Education Provision Within Secondary Schools In England

This report by the National Association of Teachers of RE (NATRE) and Religious Education Council for England and Wales has found that more than a quarter of secondary schools in the UK are not teaching their pupils any religious education (RE).

Date:
26/09/2017
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Countering Extremism Online

Nearly three quarters of the British public want big internet companies to do more to locate and delete extremist content, and believe that they are not doing enough to combat radicalisation, according to this Policy Exchange report.

Date:
26/09/2017
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Implication Of Subject Choice On University Entry

This report by the Centre for Longitudinal Studies asks what role does enjoyment and students' perception of ability play in social disparities in subject choices at university?

Date:
26/09/2017
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Science At Key Stage 3 And Key Stage 4

This Estyn report considers a range of factors, such as the quality of teaching and assessment, curriculum planning, staff development, and curricular and extra-curricular learning experiences, that contribute to improving standards in science.

Date:
26/09/2017
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Supporting a brain-injured child on the return to school

When a child suffers a brain injury, in particular after an accident, it can be difficult for them to reintegrate back into school. They could suffer from cognitive issues, behavioural difficulties and a lack of confidence and need that extra support to ensure they can succeed at the best of their ability. Here, Caroline Klage, Head of Child Brain Injury at Bolt Burdon Kemp, provides legal advice on how children with a brain injury should be supported when back to school.

Date:
26/09/2017
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Language As A Child Wellbeing Indicator

This report from the Early Intervention Foundation has recommended that early language be considered when assessing the gap between children in low-income families and their less disadvantaged peers.

Date:
04/10/2017
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Phonics Screening Check And Key Stage 1 Assessments In England, 2017

This DfE statistical first release (SFR) provides data about the attainment of pupils in the 2017 phonics screening check and key stage 1 national curriculum teacher assessments.

Date:
04/10/2017
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The Multi-Agency Response To Children Living With Domestic Abuse

This Ofsted report examines the multi-agency response to children living with domestic abuse, along with inspections of local area services.

Date:
04/10/2017
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Racial Prejudice In Britain Today

This NatCen research reveals one in four people in Britain admit to being prejudiced towards people of other races. Data from British Social Attitudes Survey shows the trend in social liberalism continues to accelerate, even among traditionally conservative groups such as older people and the religious.

Date:
04/10/2017
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Breaking The Link Between School Exclusion And Social Exclusion

As mental ill health in young people rises, and more children are subject to interaction with social care services each year, more children are being educated in the alternative provision sector for excluded pupils. This IPPR report advocates that a programme should be established which develops expertise in the teaching profession, connecting exceptional teachers to schools for excluded children, and creates a community of leaders to drive increasing inclusion throughout our education system.

Date:
12/10/2017
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Race Disparity Audit

The Race Disparity Audit examines how people of different backgrounds are treated across areas including health, education, employment and the criminal justice system. This DfE analytical report gives an overview of the first set of findings from the Audit.

Date:
12/10/2017
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Reducing Workload For Teachers And Headteachers

This Estyn guide represents a joint commitment endorsed by Estyn, regional education consortia, local authorities, Education Workforce Council, unions representing the education workforce and the Welsh Government to support teachers and leaders to deliver effective learning and teaching.

Date:
11/10/2017
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Social Mobility Challenges Faced By Young Muslims

This DfE report by the Social Mobility Commission looks into young Muslims' perceptions and experiences of growing up and seeking work in Britain.

Date:
12/10/2017
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The Effect Of Non-Dependent Parental Drinking On Children & Families

This study by the Institute of Alcohol Studies set out to explore the effect of non-dependent parental drinking on children, making a direct link between parental drinking habits and the attitudes, behaviours and impacts reported by their children.

Date:
19/10/2017
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Local Area SEND Inspections

This Ofsted report looks at the effectiveness of local areas in identifying children and young people’s special educational needs and/or disabilities, meeting the needs of these children and in improving outcomes.

Date:
19/10/2017
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Morphological Processing in Children with Phonological Difficulties

Children with reading difficulties may have undiagnosed hearing problems, according to this research by the Nuffield Foundation.

Date:
19/10/2017
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Tuition Fees: A Fairer Formula

The Government should cut tuition fees and interest rates now to make university more affordable for students and to reduce future write-offs, according to this report published by the Centre for Policy Studies.

Date:
19/10/2017
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Teachers’ Pay Reform: Evaluation

This NFER report for the Department for Education explores schools’ responses to recent changes to the system for deciding teachers’ and leaders’ pay. This included the abolition of automatic progression for teachers and the introduction of performance-related pay. It shows that the introduction of performance-related pay has increased teacher workload.

Date:
25/10/2017
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Reserves Held By Schools In Wales At 31 March 2017

This statistical release by the Welsh Government shows that cash reserves held by schools in Wales have dropped by 28% since last year - down from £64m in 2016 to £46m, equivalent to £102 per pupil.

Date:
25/10/2017
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Review Of The Evidence On Early Language Development

This report commissioned by the Education Endowment Foundation in partnership with Public Health England, examines the most effective ways to support young children with delays in their early language development.

Date:
25/10/2017
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Opinions Of Generation Z's Ambitions And Priorities

This new Ipsos MORI survey for the BBC seeks to establish the differences in views between Generation Z and Generation Y, Generation X and Baby Boomers.

Date:
25/10/2017
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