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Issue LB.77

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How Can We Encourage Good Schools To Expand?

For a market to work, the main decision‐making agents have to respond appropriately to the market incentives, and these have to be leading in the right direction. This CUBeC research examines the growth of schools in England, and in particular the growth of high performing schools, and specifically asks whether the education system in England is doing a good job of mimicking market incentives for popular services to expand.

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28/11/2012
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Computer Science As An Option In The English Baccalaureate

This new report from BCS urges that computer science should be included as an optional subject within the EBacc and a new computer science EBacc certificate should be developed as soon as possible.

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28/11/2012
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Digital Stalking: A Guide To Technology Risks For Victims

This report by Network for Surviving Stalking and Women’s Aid Federation of England provides a guide and recommendations to stalking and internet safety. The report focuses on risks associated with smartphones. With 60% of the UK population aged between 16 and 34 now owning a smart phone, and with new technological advances constantly being launched, the guide is released at a time when potential victims are susceptible to new forms of stalking.

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28/11/2012
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A Digital Learning Environment for Scottish Schools

This report by the ICT in Education Excellence group proposes that children’s access to the internet at school should not be limited by local authority web-filtering policies. The report recommends a Scotland-wide policy for filtering instead where the norm should be that all websites and services are accessible unless the policy states that they should be explicitly blocked.

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28/11/2012
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Removing Poor Teachers

New procedures are making it quicker and easier to remove teachers whose poor performance is affecting their pupils’ learning. Peter Mooney highlights the benefits of these procedures, explains how best to implement them and warns of their short fallings.

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28/11/2012
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Richard Review of Apprenticeships

This review sets out a combination of principles and proposals to help shape a new system of apprenticeships. The report sets out a comprehensive vision for the future of apprenticeships and calls on the Government to improve the quality of the programme and make them more focused on the needs of employers.

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05/12/2012
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Ofsted Annual Report 2011/12

This is Sir Michael Wilshaw’s first Annual Report as Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills. It is underpinned by the findings of nearly 25,000 inspections carried out during 2011/12 – of schools, early years and childcare, services for children and families, adult learning and skills, and colleges.

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05/12/2012
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Ofsted Schools Report 2011/12

This is Ofsted's report on provision for education and skills in schools, which presents evidence from inspection and regulatory visits undertaken between September 2011 and August 2012.

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05/12/2012
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Ofsted Early Years Report 2011/12

This is Ofsted's report on provision for education and skills in the early years sector, which presents evidence from inspection and regulatory visits undertaken between September 2011 and August 2012.

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05/12/2012
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Developing Able Young Mathematicians

Young people with the potential to successfully study mathematics at A level and beyond are being let down by a system that rushes them through the learning process and fails to allow them to develop a deep understanding of the subject, according to this new report by the Advisory Committee on Mathematics Education (ACME).

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12/12/2012
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Mathematics and science achievement in England

This research brief summarises the findings from the IEA Trends In Mathematics and Science Survey (TIMSS). The survey is an international comparisons study of pupil performance and attitudes at ages 10 and 14 in mathematics and science.

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12/12/2012
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Evaluation of the Science Learning Centre Network

This DfE research report presents the findings from an evaluation of the network of Science Learning Centres (SLCs). This builds upon an earlier evaluation of the SLC Network focussed mainly on its setting up and operational elements.

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12/12/2012
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Reading Achievement In England

This DfE research brief summarises the findings the IEA Progress In Reading and Literacy Study (PIRLS). This survey is an international study comparing the reading attainment and attitudes of 10-year-olds.

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12/12/2012
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