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The Pupil Premium

In 2012–13 schools were allocated a total of £1.25 billion funding for children from low-income families who were eligible for free school meals, looked after children and those from families with parents in the Armed Forces. The aim of this Ofsted survey was to identify how schools were using this money to raise achievement and improve outcomes for these pupils.

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27/09/2012
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How Headteachers Achieve Success

This Ofsted report examines the key steps taken by headteachers in schools that have improved from satisfactory to good or better. It draws on evidence from good practice case study visits, headteacher focus group meetings and previous Ofsted survey reports, and offers guidance for headteachers and governing bodies in schools aiming for improvement.

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27/09/2012
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Combating Childhood Obesity

This report by Playforce focuses on the practical steps that teaching practitioners can take to combat childhood obesity and the benefits of integrating learning with outdoor activity. The report includes results from a survey of headteachers and early years managers across the UK.

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27/09/2012
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How Can Universities Support Disadvantaged Communities?

Universities can support disadvantaged communities by providing access to opportunities and facilities, resources and expertise. This study by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation shows how universities are successfully engaging with these communities, and highlights the potential for universities to do more and to do it better.

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27/09/2012
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It's Different for Girls

Nearly half (49%) of all co-ed maintained schools in England do not send even one girl on to do physics A-level, according to this new report from the Institute of Physics (IOP). Using records of A-level examinations sat in 2011 from the National Pupil Database, IOP reports a startling picture of the uneven education landscape that denies swathes of female students an engaging physics experience.

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03/10/2012
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Phonics Screening Check And National Curriculum Assessments At Key Stage 1

This Statistical First Release (SFR) provides provisional 2011/2012 information on the achievements of both eligible pupils in the phonics screening check and those pupils at the end of Key Stage 1 (KS1) in their National Curriculum teacher assessments by level, gender, ethnicity, English as a first language, free school meal eligibility, special educational need and the Income Deprivation Affecting Children Index.

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03/10/2012
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Draft Legislation On Provision For Children And Young People With Special Educational Needs

This draft legislation on SEN by the government sets out proposals contained in the government’s report, Progress and Next Steps (DfE, May 2012) relating to reform of provision for children and young people with Special Educational Needs. The draft legislation extends to England and Wales although most of the provisions apply to England only. The changes are expected to come into force in 2014.

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03/10/2012
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Social Mobility Summit Report

This report by the Sutton Trust argues that a well-trained early years workforce is vital to close the gap between children from poorer homes and their peers. Its recommendations draw on the conclusions of the Sutton Trust/ Carnegie social mobility summit held in London.

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03/10/2012
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The Effects Of The English Baccalaureate

This Ipsos MORI research for the DfE looks at the effects of the English Baccalaureate (EBacc). The aim of the research was to explore whether the introduction of the EBacc has had effects on schools, pupils and parent/carers and whether it is anticipated to do so in the future.

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11/10/2012
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Implementing Evidence-Based Programmes In Children's Services

This DfE report brings together the latest international thinking about the key issues relating to the implementation of evidence-based programmes, utilising both published work and expert opinion. The aim is to provide a summary of issues that should be considered and planned for by those about to start implementing a new programme in order to increase the chances of success; to draw attention to sources of further information; and to share lessons that have been learned by others when implementing similar programmes.

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11/10/2012
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London Schools Research: Cultural Engagement

This NFER study investigates the extent and nature of London schools' engagement with cultural organisations. The study indicated that London schools are overall reasonably committed to and active in their cultural engagement activities, but key barriers to schools’ cultural engagement include lack of funding, transport issues, lack of information about the available opportunities, and time to arrange activities.

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11/10/2012
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A Statistical Review Of Destinations Of Young Graduates

This report looks at data available from the Higher Education Statistics Authority (HESA) who hold data on the student destination survey, undertaken by students when they leave higher education. When combined with the students' home location prior to starting HE, aggregated data can identify variation in graduate employment rates for each Local Authority, and how these have changed over time.

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11/10/2012
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A Good Practice Survey Of Services For Deaf Children

Deaf children’s entitlement to communicate and be communicated with is fundamental to their development and progress. This Ofsted report examines good practice in services supporting deaf children in three local authorities. It highlights effective joint working across agencies and explores the difference these have made to deaf children’s lives.

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18/10/2012
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Assessing the Impact of Reading for Blind and Partially Sighted Adults

This new research by the Royal National Institute of Blind People reveals that reading plays a vital role in the lives of blind and partially sighted people, helping them to overcome daily challenges, boosting mental well-being, enabling them to develop learning and skills and providing opportunities for social contact through reading groups.

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18/10/2012
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Music In Schools: Sound Partnerships

This report published by Ofsted highlights the benefits and pitfalls of partnership working in music education. Most of the schools visited for the survey used partnerships to offer a greater range of music activities than the school could provide by itself. However, in too many cases these were not managed well and did not improve long-term outcomes for pupils. The report was commissioned by the Department for Education as part of the National Plan for Music Education.

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18/10/2012
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Pupil Absence In Schools In England

This release reports on pupil absence in maintained primary and secondary schools, city technology colleges and academies across autumn term 2011 and spring term 2012. The release provides information on the levels of absence (authorised, unauthorised and overall) by type of school, absence by reason and summary statistics on persistent absentees.

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18/10/2012
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The Impact Of Virtual Schools On The Educational Progress Of Looked After Children

This report examines the impact of virtual schools established by local authorities to support and improve the educational achievement of looked after children. The report draws on evidence from cases and from the views of carers; children and young people; professionals, including local authority managers and social workers; and representatives from schools, colleges and the voluntary sector in nine local authorities.

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24/10/2012
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GCSE And Equivalent Results & National Curriculum Teacher Assessments At KS3

This Statistical First Release provides the earliest information on the overall achievements in GCSE examinations and other accredited qualifications of young people reaching the end of Key Stage 4 in 2011/12. Revised GCSE and equivalent results figures will be published in January 2013 accounting for amendments made by schools up until the publication of the performance tables.

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24/10/2012
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Youth And Skills: Putting Education To Work

Many young people around the world — especially the disadvantaged — are leaving school without the skills they need to thrive in society and find decent jobs. Education failures are jeopardizing equitable economic growth and social cohesion, and preventing many countries from reaping the potential benefits of their growing youth populations. This independent report commissioned by UNESCO examines how skills development programmes can be improved to boost young people’s opportunities.

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24/10/2012
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The Challenges For Disadvantaged Young People Seeking Work

The UK labour market has become more challenging for all jobseekers, with unemployment particularly high among young people and those with limited education and skills. This research by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation describes the difficulty of job searching for young people seeking low-skilled work, examining three contrasting local labour market areas in England and Wales.

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24/10/2012
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