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Bullying

The Education and Skills Committee report into bullying finds that bullying is unacceptable, and that while awareness and action on bullying has improved over the past decade there are still areas of concern. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 17

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Raising Expectations: Staying In Education & Training Post-1

This Green Paper sets out proposals requiring all young people to remain in education or training until their 18th birthday, commencing in 2013. The consultation proposals apply to England only. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 17

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School, Early Years & 14-16 Funding

Proposals for the school funding arrangements 2008-11, including the extension of the early years free entitlement and the new specialised diplomas for 14-16 year olds. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 17

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Health & Safety In Physical Education

This report evaluates how health and safety is managed in physical education (PE) and school sport, including outdoor activities.  The report considers the role of local education authorities (LEAs) in providing advice and guidance to schools on health and safety issues in the following four areas: National Curriculum physical education (PE) activities; water activities, including those close to water; activities on open or hazardous terrain; and overseas visits. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 17

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Faith Schools - the conclusions of the ATL

Faith schools which discriminate against potential pupils and staff should no longer be allowed state funding, says the Association of Teachers and Lecturers. The ATL has come to this conclusion following research and debates among its members on the role of faith schools in England in the 21st century. Here is their in-depth position on the future of faith schools… Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 17

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The Problem Of School Attendance

As we move towards the summer months and parents are tempted to book term time holidays, the issue of securing school attendance will once again be on Headteachers' radar. Mark Blois, head of education at law firm Browne Jacobson, explores the legal ins and outs of pupil absence. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 17

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Smoking, Drinking & Drug Use Among Young People in England i

This document reports the findings of a survey carried out for The Information Centre for Health and Social Care and the Home Office by the National Centre for Social Research and the National Foundation for Educational Research on secondary school pupils aged 11 to 15. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 17

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16-25 Year-Olds On Their Journey to Adulthood

This report presents the findings from a series of focus groups of 16 to 25 year-olds. It builds on research that shows that adolescent mental health in the UK is deteriorating, with emotional and conduct problems worsening over the past 25 years. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 17

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Children’s Services: CSCI Findings

This CSCI report on children’s services highlights the key messages coming out of the CSCI's knowledge, regulation, inspection and performance activity since the Commission was set up in 2004. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 17

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Every Parent Matters

This 54-page DfES report sets out for the first time in one place what the government is doing to promote both the development of services for parents as well as their involvement in shaping services for themselves and their children. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 17

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Quality of Childcare Settings in the Millennium Cohort Study

The Millennium Cohort Study (MCS) is the first new birth cohort study in the UK since 1970, and one of the largest studies of its kind. The study has been operating since 2000 and is following the lives of nearly 19,000 babies born between 2000 and 2002 in the UK. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 17

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A Review of the STEM Skills Supply Chain

Recent discussions have identified that there remains a shortage of quality graduates and postgraduates with appropriate IT and general STEM skills and experiences – a shortage that applies to all employment sectors where science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) graduates are at a premium.  This report reviews at a general level what the various key players are doing, the impact of implementation of Professor Sir Gareth Roberts’ recommendations, and what more detailed analysis of the STEM supply chain might be appropriate. The review considers how progress might best be directed in the future. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 17

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Children and Families with Special Needs and Disabilities in

This report by the National Evaluation of Sure Start (NESS) is one in a series of ‘snapshot’ studies intended to explore how Sure Start Local Programme (SSLPs) developed key aspects of their services and to learn lessons from their practice. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 17

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The Adolescent and Young Adult Brain

This paper summarises some recent findings from the field of neuroscience into adolescent and young adult brain development. It explores these findings, discusses the links between brain development and mental health, and concludes with some implications for mental health service policy for the16-25 age group. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 17

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Statistics on Drug Misuse, England, 2007

This publication by the Information Centre for Health and Social Care relates to the government target to reduce the use of Class A drugs and the frequent use of any illicit drug by all young people under the age of 25, especially by the most vulnerable groups. It focuses on information about illicit drug use among secondary school children in school years 7 to 11, mostly aged between 11 and 15. It also reports on the prevalence of drug misuse among 15 and 16 year olds in European Countries. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 17

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Smarter Funding For Schools With Deprived Pupils

Children from London’s poorest families are missing out despite the record levels of funding put into education because the government is failing to target the money where it is most needed. This report looks at the ‘attainment gap’ between deprived and non-deprived children and offers an explanation for why funding has not been as effective as it should have been. It considers how alternative approaches could provide greater opportunities for children to reach their full potential whatever their background. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 17

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Teaching E-Safety At Key Stages 1 and 2

This booklet, published by Becta, explores all safety aspects of internet and ICT use at Key Stages 1 and 2 and makes recommendations based on its research findings. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 17

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Making Every Young Person with Diabetes Matter

This report by the Department of Health sets out the current problems with diabetes, provides guidance and makes recommendations in a number of areas including commissioning, organisation of care, provision of services and workforce. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 17

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