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Teachers In Secondary Schools: Evidence From TALIS 2013

The Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS), led by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), provides new information on the views and practices of lower secondary teachers and their headteachers and on how these vary across countries.

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26/06/2014
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The Meaning Of Online Problematic Situations For Children

This report by EU Kids Online argues that media focus on issues such as ‘stranger danger’ is misleading and masks the real challenges children face online. The education children need in order to deal with the day-to-day challenges of digital life is being neglected.

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26/06/2014
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Mental Health And Behaviour In Schools

All pupils will benefit from learning and developing in a well ordered school environment that fosters and rewards good behaviour and sanctions poor and disruptive behaviour. This guide helps schools in England better spot pupils with mental issues. Launched by the Government, it sets out the powers and duties for school staff and approaches they can adopt to manage behaviour in their schools.

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26/06/2014
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Evaluation of Children’s Centres in England (ECCE)

This DfE report forms part of the national Evaluation of Children’s Centres in England (ECCE) research study, and focuses on the 30% most disadvantaged areas in England. The evaluation as a whole studies the management, organisation and programmes offered in the centres; it includes a longitudinal study of families and children who used these children’s centres, and a cost-benefit analysis of the programme.

Date:
26/06/2014
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Youth Contract Report

This DfE research looks at the youth contract for 16- to 17-year-olds not in education, employment or training. The reports evaluate and analyse the effectiveness of the youth contract for 16- to 17-year-olds not in education, employment or training (NEET) to encourage participation in education or training

Date:
03/07/2014
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Vision For Mathematics And Science

This report by the Royal Society sets out a roadmap for radically transforming our education systems, with particular focus on mathematics and science, over the next 20 years.

Date:
03/07/2014
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Technology in FE Survey Report

This new report by City & Guilds reveals that 80% of FE tutors believe that technology has the power to positively impact teaching and learning (four out of five) and two thirds (66%) think technology improves it. However, the research also finds that professionals are being held back from making the most of new resources due to a lack of investment, uncertainty about the technology and limited opportunities for access and experimentation.

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03/07/2014
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Lessons From London Schools: Investigating The Success

This research from CfBT and Centre for London demonstrates that London schools have improved dramatically since 2000, at a faster rate than anywhere else in the country.

Date:
03/07/2014
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Exceptions To Copyright in Education And Teaching

June saw the introduction of some of the UK government’s new exceptions to copyright. These are intended to bring in changes to update copyright law for the digital age, implementing the 2011 Hargreaves Review. Here we look at the exceptions to copyright in Education and Teaching, taken from the recent IPO report.

Date:
03/07/2014
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Mathematics After 16: The State Of Play, Challenges And Ways Ahead

Reforms to GCSEs and A levels risk undermining the government’s goal of universal participation in post-16 mathematics education, particularly if new 'Core Maths' qualifications are not backed by universities, according to this new report by the Nuffield Foundation.

Date:
09/07/2014
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Key Data on Early Childhood Education and Care

Early years provision is under the spotlight in many countries, and this report brings together qualitative indicators describing the structure, organisation, staffing and funding of such provision across the EU.

Date:
09/07/2014
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Gateway to Growth - Education and Skills Survey 2014

This CBI/Pearson Education and Skills survey has found that businesses want the education system to better prepare young people with the attitudes and attributes they need to succeed in the world of work.

Date:
09/07/2014
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Open Access

In the United Kingdom, a prestigious private school education makes a difference. Especially when it comes to earning potential. This report by The Social Market Foundation examines the premium (the financial and other benefits) associated with pupils attending independent schools compared with those who attend state schools.

Date:
09/07/2014
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Barriers To Learning: Serious Case Reviews

This DfE report looks at how front-line practitioners and partner agencies use findings from serious case reviews (SCRs) within policy and practice, and what barriers prevent some recommendations from being carried out.

Date:
18/07/2014
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Do Academies Make Use Of Their Autonomy?

This Department for Education research looks at whether academies make use of the autonomy their academy status provides. It looks at the reasons for schools becoming academies; the changes they have made since conversion; perceived impact of these changes; attitudes towards the new national curriculum; how they collaborate with other schools; and changes in the performance management of staff.

Date:
18/07/2014
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Progress Made By High-Attaining Children From Disadvantaged Backgrounds

Child poverty is a huge waste of young talent. This is the outcome of a study released by the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission, which confirms that education is a key driver of social mobility and reducing educational inequality. This report tracks the performance of high-achieving pupils from poor backgrounds through the education system and compares their trajectories with those of their more advantaged peers.

Date:
18/07/2014
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All Party Parliamentary Group For Children Inquiry Into ‘Children And The Police’

Over the past five years, 1,136 children under 10 years were stopped and searched by police in England and Wales. In most instances, the proportion of stop and searches on under-10s equated to less than 1 per cent of the total number of stop and searches of under-18s carried out across 22 police forces. This report by All Party Parliamentary Group for Children (APPGC) looks at why some forces are carrying out more stops on children under the age of ten than other forces. There are also clear safeguarding issues that need to be taken into account if a young child is being stopped and searched.

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18/07/2014
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Black and Minority Ethnic Access to Higher Education

This research by the London School of Economics, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, revisits the contested issue of ethnic minority access to higher education. It asks: are candidates from black and minority ethnic groups less inclined to apply to higher status institutions than white British candidates? And are candidates from black and minority ethnic groups less likely to receive offers from university than white British applicants?

Date:
24/07/2014
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The Olympic and Paralympic Legacy: Inspired by 2012

This report by the UK government and the Mayor of London looks at the legacy of the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games. The report describes the activities which took place in the second year since the Games to build a lasting legacy across a number of commitments, namely sport and healthy living, the regeneration of east London, bringing communities together, the Paralympic legacy and economic growth.

Date:
24/07/2014
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The Evolving Education System In England

This DfE research looks at the performance of 10 local education systems and how different levels of autonomy have affected them. In particular, the changing roles of school, local authority and other leaders, the factors influencing these changes, and any challenges encountered along the way.

Date:
24/07/2014
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The Pupil Premium: An Update

This Ofsted provides an update on the progress schools have made in using their pupil premium funding to raise achievement for pupils eligible for free school meals.

Date:
24/07/2014
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