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Children’s Well-Being And Social Relationships

This report from the ONS presents a picture of how children aged 10 to 15 years in the UK are coping in a range of areas that matter to their quality of life, reflecting the circumstances of their lives and their own perspectives. The indicator set covers children aged 0 to 15 years.

Date:
28/03/2018
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Growing Up North, Look North: A Generation Of Children Await The Powerhouse Promise

Too many children growing up in the north of England are facing the double disadvantage of entrenched deprivation and poor schools, according to this report by the Children's Commissioner.

Date:
28/03/2018
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Grammar Schools In England: A New Analysis Of Social Segregation And Academic Outcomes

This study by Durham University suggests that Grammar schools perform no better than non-selective state schools, once their pupils' higher ability and wealth is taken into account.

Date:
28/03/2018
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Improving Mathematics in Key Stages Two and Three: Evidence Review

This report from the Education Endowment Foundation looks at the best available international research on teaching maths to children aged 9-14 (Key Stages 2 and 3) to find out what makes effective maths teaching.

Date:
28/03/2018
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Academy Schools' Finances

This Public Accounts Committee report into academy schools' accounts claims that too often academy trusts are falling short of its expected high standards and that the DfE is too slow to react. It includes a failure to address excessive salaries paid to senior staff and inadequate rules governing related party business transactions involving £120m of public money.

Date:
05/04/2018
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Why Do So Few Low And Middle-Income Children Attend A Grammar School

This new study led by John Jerrim at UCL Institute of Education suggests that private tutoring may be one reason that children from high-income families are more likely to get into grammar schools than children from low-income families.

Date:
05/04/2018
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Teacher Retention and Turnover Research: How Do Teachers Compare To Nurses And Police Officers?

How do working hours and earnings in the teaching profession compare to nursing and policing, two of the other large and important public sector professions in England? This NFER research compares the characteristics of each profession’s workforce, their hours worked, earnings, and job satisfaction.

Date:
05/04/2018
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Longitudinal Analysis of Music Education on Executive Functions in Primary School Children

This research by the VU University Amsterdam of almost 150 primary school children has found that those learning music benefit in cognitive abilities. Furthermore, the results indicate a positive influence of long-term music education on cognitive abilities such as inhibition and planning.

Date:
05/04/2018
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Involving And Engaging Parents In Education

This study by Parentkind into UK parents has revealed that only 56 per cent believe their child’s school is doing enough to provide pupils with opportunities to succeed in life. 48 per cent were also concerned about whether their child currently receives a better quality of education than they did.

Date:
10/04/2018
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Initial Destinations of Senior Phase School Leavers

This report by the Scottish government presents data on initial destinations of school leavers from local authority and grant aided schools in Scotland.

Date:
10/04/2018
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The State of Technology in Education Report 2017/18

This research by TeachingAbroadDirect.co.uk shows that over 50% of teachers believe technology in education is hindering student’s interpersonal skills.

Date:
10/04/2018
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Changing Behaviour: Children, Adolescents And Screen Use

This briefing paper published by the British Psychological Society states that much of the evidence for the negative effects of screen use in children and teenagers is not based on robust enough science.

Date:
10/04/2018
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School's data - preparing for the 2018 GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force in the UK on 25 May 2018. It will be the biggest reform of data protection laws for 20 years and brings with it a raft of changes and new obligations which will impact on all schools. What steps should schools be taking to prepare for the new GDPR?

Date:
12/04/2018
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Child Poverty And Education: A Survey Of The Experiences Of NEU Members

Growing child poverty is affecting children’s learning in the UK, according to this National Education Union survey of school leaders, teachers and school support personnel in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. However, schools and education staff are doing their utmost to provide the services and essentials of daily life to help disadvantaged families.

Date:
17/04/2018
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Nurturing Learning Or Encouraging Dependency? Teacher Constructions Of Students In Lower Attainment Groups

Students classed as less able are being hindered by being grouped into ability-based sets, according to this research by academics at UCL Institute of Education (IOE).

Date:
17/04/2018
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The Great Training Robbery

Fast food giants, coffee shops and retailers are relabelling low-skilled jobs as apprenticeships and gaining subsidies for training, according to this report by Reform.

Date:
17/04/2018
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Managed Moves: Effective Use Of Managed Moves By Local Authorities And Schools

This latest report from Estyn looks at how schools can overcome barriers to managing pupil moves. The report examines the use of managed moves by local authorities and schools and their effectiveness in supporting pupils at risk of exclusion or disengagement.

Date:
17/04/2018
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