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The School Admissions Process: Vulnerable Groups

This research by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) looks at the experiences of parents and carers of children from vulnerable groups in the school admissions process.

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01/05/2014
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Student Debt And Loan Repayments: What Will The 2012 Reforms Mean For Graduates?

This report by the Institute of Fiscal Studies for the Sutton Trust, looks at student debt and loan repayments: what will the 2012 reforms mean for graduates? It finds that, on average, students will leave university with substantially more debt under the new system than under the old one.

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01/05/2014
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Employer Involvement in Qualifications Delivery and Assessment

This final report sets out the findings from research to identify good practice in employer involvement in qualifications delivery and assessment, commissioned by the Department for Education (DfE) and undertaken by Pye Tait Consulting. The overarching aim of the research is to inform the Department’s development of new Tech Level qualifications which will set out the ‘full requirement’ for Tech Levels, Applied General qualifications at Level 3 and in future technical qualifications at level 2 for 16-19 year olds.

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01/05/2014
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Headteacher Performance: Effective Management

This DfE research on the effective management of headteacher performance in schools in England gives details about the framework and design of the study; a review of the international literature on performance management of senior leaders in education and related sectors; analysis of empirical data collected for the study; discussion of significant issues arising from the analysis; and a summary of main findings and implications drawing on the analysis and review of literature.

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01/05/2014
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Asbestos Misbehaviour

The Department of Education is constantly striving to raise awareness of the risks carried by asbestos-containing materials and, as a result, experts are now seeing a high level of enquires originating from schools.

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01/05/2014
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Good Career Guidance

This report by the Gatsby Foundation calls for comprehensive reform to stop school career guidance failing generation after generation of young people. It is the first ever major study to set out how to fix the career guidance system in England.

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08/05/2014
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A Portrait of Modern Britain

People from ethnic minority backgrounds will make up nearly a third of the UK’s population by 2050. This Policty Exchange report reveals that the five largest distinct Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities could potentially double from 8 million people or 14% of the population to between 20-30% by the middle of the century.

Date:
08/05/2014
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Evaluation of the 16 to 19 Bursary Fund

This report presents findings from the second year of the independent evaluation of the 16 to 19 Bursary Fund, commissioned by the Department for Education. The 16 to 19 Bursary Fund was introduced in September 2011 and provides financial support to young people who face significant financial barriers to participation in education or training post 16.

Date:
08/05/2014
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Phonics Screening Check Evaluation

This DfE report provides an overview of participating schools’ phonics teaching practices and information about changes in practice since 2012. The report also explores the emerging impacts of the check, including an exploration of how the results of the check are being used by schools, and the extent to which the introduction of the check has led to other new work or activity.

Date:
08/05/2014
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Do Young People Sometimes Feel They Are Addicted To The Internet?

This research report by Tablet for Schools, reveals that while young people perceive their digital devices as a means to socialise with their friends, be entertained, and keep abreast of current affairs, there is concern amongst some that they are sometimes addicted to the internet (40%) that they are too reliant on their device, and that they are tiring of their seemingly compulsive use of the internet.

Date:
16/05/2014
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Teaching Schools Evaluation

This DfE report contains an evaluation of teaching schools and their role in improving all schools. The interim report is the first publication from the 2-year study on the evaluation of teaching schools. It summaries emerging issues from the early development of case study teaching school alliances (TSA).

Date:
16/05/2014
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The Learning Curve

This report published by Pearson and written by The Economist Intelligence Unit, is part of a wide-ranging programme of quantitative and qualitative analysis, entitled The Learning Curve, which explores the factors behind global performance shifts in global education league tables. The report reveals the most successful and efficacious education systems around the world are those that equip learners with not only academic skills, but with those which will stand them in good stead to strive within the modern workplace.

Date:
16/05/2014
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Clinical Judgement And Decision-Making In Children’s Social Work

This DfE research report presents the findings from a study of social workers’ decision-making and the behavioural factors that affect those decisions when working with children entering social care.

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16/05/2014
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HEA Student Academic Experience Survey 2014

This research of 15,046 UK students by the Higher Education Policy Institute (Hepi) and the Higher Education Academy (HEA) has found that a third of students in England, who pay up to £9,000 in tuition fees, say their degree course is very poor value for money and that they have just 10 minutes extra with university lecturers despite the rise in fees since 2012.

Date:
22/05/2014
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Closing The Attainment Gap In Scottish Education

This report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation outlines what teachers, schools, local and national government and other education providers can do to close the education attainment gap associated with poverty in Scotland. It looks at what attempts have been made to tackle the issue, and which have proved successful. It also makes recommendations for educators and policy-makers.

Date:
22/05/2014
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Looked After Children Living Away From Their Home Area

This thematic inspection from Ofsted evaluated the effectiveness of local authorities in discharging their responsibilities to looked after children who live away from their home community. Inspectors visited a sample of nine local authority areas. The report draws on evidence from 92 cases. It also draws on the views of looked after children and young people, carers, and professionals from the local authorities and from partner agencies.

Date:
22/05/2014
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Strategies Of Parental Protection For Children Online

This Ofcom report on Internet safety measures looks at parental mediation of the internet and the wide ranging strategies and tools used by parents to protect their children online.

Date:
22/05/2014
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