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A Lifetime Lost, or A Lifetime Saved

This report by the ADHD Foundation gives a stark warning that young people in the UK with this common neurodevelopmental disorder remain at serious risk of social and mental health harm due to some of the longest and most complicated delays to diagnosis anywhere in Europe.

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02/11/2017
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Education Inequalities At The School Starting Gate

Research has shown that socioeconomic status (SES) is the highest predictor of children’s academic achievement. Moreover, the achievement gap between low- and high-SES pupils begins early in their schooling. This report by the Institute for Effective Education looks at how effective initiatives have been at narrowing the achievement gap.

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02/11/2017
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Teacher Retention and Turnover Research

Recruiting and retaining enough teachers to serve growing numbers of pupils is one of the key challenges currently facing England’s education system. This interim report funded by the Nuffield Foundation gains a deeper understanding of the dynamics within the teaching workforce in England.

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02/11/2017
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Flourishing From the Margins

Greater numbers of marginalised young people report having a ‘sense of purpose’ in their lives, compared with those in mainstream education according to this report by the University of Birmingham, Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues.

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02/11/2017
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Early intervention is key – pupil mental health, discipline and exclusions

Excluding a pupil with a mental health condition is never an easy decision. Getting such an exclusion wrong can expose the school to a claim for discrimination. Excluding such a pupil can also have far-reaching consequences for their long term mental wellbeing. Here, Clare Mackay looks at a new study from from the University of Exeter that could impact the process for school management.

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02/11/2017
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Improving Maths in Key Stages Two & Three

Leaving school with a good GCSE in maths is a prerequisite for progressing into quality jobs, apprenticeships, and further education. Yet too many of our young people do not make the grade and, as a result, risk social and economic exclusion. This report by the Education Endowment Foundation gives clear and actionable guidance for senior leaders and teachers in primary and secondary schools.

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08/11/2017
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Accountability In Education: Meeting Our Commitments

This Unesco report shows that there are today 264 million children and youth not going to school and highlights the responsibility of governments to provide universal quality education and stresses that accountability is indispensable in achieving this goal.

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08/11/2017
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Multilingual Classrooms: Opportunities And Challenges

This research report by the Education Development Trust considers the complex field of English medium instruction (EMI) policies in low- and middle-income countries. Its purpose is to provide insight and support to those responsible for setting policy or enacting it in complex language environments around the world.

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08/11/2017
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Teachers In Secondary Schools: Evidence From TALIS 2013

This DfE report provides the views and practices of lower secondary teachers and their headteachers in England, compared with other countries.

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08/11/2017
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Turning The Tide

This analysis by the Children's Society, Action for Children and the National Children's Bureau shows that children facing abuse and neglect in England increasingly get help from local councils only when their problems reach a crisis.

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15/11/2017
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Supporting Mental Health in Schools and Colleges

This Natcen report commissioned by the Department for Education explores mental health and character education provision in schools and colleges across England.

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15/11/2017
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Protecting Young Carers From Bullying

Young carers need more support to reduce the risk of being bullied and suffering mental health and well-being problems as a result, according to this report by the Carers Trust.

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15/11/2017
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Teacher Observation

This report by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) explores the impact of structured teacher observation in English secondary schools. It found that introducing more frequent and structured lesson observations – where teachers observe their colleagues and give them feedback – made no difference to pupils’ GCSE maths and English results.

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15/11/2017
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After the Reboot – Computing Education in UK Schools

This Royal Society report explores the challenges and issues facing the subject in primary and secondary schools since the subject was introduced in English schools in 2014. It finds that more than half of English schools do not offer GCSE Computer Science, leaving too many young people without the chance to learn critically important programming and algorithm skills at a crucial stage of their education.

Date:
22/11/2017
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We Think It's Important But Don't Quite Know What It Is: The Culture Of Engineering In Schools

This report by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers highlights the UK’s failure to integrate engineering in curriculum threatens country's economy and productivity. It says that without a fundamental change in the way we educate children about the 'made world', the UK’s engineering skills crisis will deepen.

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22/11/2017
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Mixed Signals: The Discrepancy Between What The Church Preaches And What It Practises About Religious Selection At Its State-Funded Schools

This report by The Accord Coalition produced on behalf of the Fair Admissions Campaign (FAC) claims that the Church of England (CofE) is failing to encourage its state schools to be inclusive of all children, irrespective of religion or belief, despite claims to the contrary.

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22/11/2017
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Collaborative Problem-Solving: PISA Results 2015

This OECD report shows that girls are much better than boys at working together to solve problems, following the world's first global tests on collaborative problem-solving skills.

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22/11/2017
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