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Issue LB.98

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Young People, Sex And Relationships: The New Norms

There is rising concern about the sexual activities and relationships of young people. These concerns are not new, but the rapid expansion of technological possibilities has changed the nature of the debate. This IPPR report looks at how young people feel they can be educated and supported to form healthy, positive relationships in this age of digital, mobile communications.

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28/08/2014
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The Effect Of Flexible Assessment Practices: Follow-Up

This research from the Childhood Wellbeing Research Centre and funded by the DfE looks at the effectiveness of more flexible assessment practices in response to the Munro Review of Child Protection.

Date:
28/08/2014
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Evaluation Of The Special Educational Needs And Disability (SEND) Pathfinder Programme

This DfE report presents the findings from stage two of the evaluation of the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEN and Disability) Pathfinder Programme commissioned by the Department for Education in September 2011.

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28/08/2014
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National Curriculum Assessments At Key Stage 2 In England, 2014

There has been a sharp rise in the percentage of pupils in England's primary schools achieving the expected level in the "Three Rs", according to this new DfE Statistical First Release. The SFR provides provisional 2014 key stage 2 national curriculum assessment results for pupils in schools in England at national, regional and local authority level. It also provides figures on expected progress between key stage 1 (typically age 7) and key stage 2 (typically age 11).

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28/08/2014
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Research On The Sexual Exploitation Of Boys And Young Men

The sexual exploitation of boys and young men is a much bigger problem than previously thought according to this study funded by the Nuffield Foundation, supported by Barnardo’s and carried out by NatCen and UCL. Barnardo’s is calling for a radical shift in professional attitudes and practice, and believes that all schools should provide high quality, age-appropriate sex and relationship education. This should reflect that boys can be vulnerable to becoming victims, as well as girls.

Date:
04/09/2014
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Elitist Britain?

People educated at private schools and Oxbridge still dominates politics, the judiciary and media, and locks out talented people from more modest backgrounds, according to this report published by the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission.

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04/09/2014
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Higher Ambitions: Summit Report

Ensuring young people have the skills needed to access good jobs and careers is vital for social mobility. This report by the Sutton Trust on the Higher Ambitions summit identifies a number of key points for improving vocational education and apprenticeships in the UK.

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04/09/2014
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Extra-Curricular Inequalities

Children from wealthier families gain a "substantial advantage" from tuition and extra-curricular activities, according to this research from the Sutton Trust. Private tuition can give long-term advantages, such as helping pupils get into selective schools and boosting exam grades, but despite almost one in four young people having extra tuition, but it is least likely to be available among poor families.

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04/09/2014
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Transforming 16 To 19 Education And Training

This Ofsted survey evaluates how effectively further education and skills providers and schools and academies with sixth forms have implemented the 16 to 19 study programmes introduced in August 2013 and made the best use of the changed funding arrangements for 16–19-year-olds.

Date:
11/09/2014
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Inspiring Teachers: Perspectives And Practices

This study by CfBT, conducted in partnership with researchers from the University of Oxford and the University of Worcester, investigates the notion of 'inspiring' teaching. The main aim of this research was to provide robust new evidence about both inspiring teachers and inspiring teaching from different perspectives to increase understanding of these widely used but elusive and often poorly defined concepts.

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11/09/2014
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PE And Sport Premium: An Investigation In Primary Schools

This report by NatCen Social Research for the DfE of primary school headteachers and senior managers examines how the PE and sports premium is being used in schools in England and the perceived impacts of the fund on PE and sports provision.

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11/09/2014
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Influences On Students' Development At Age 16

This DfE research looks at what influences attainment and development in 16-year-old students. The research explores how different stages of education, student characteristics, family background, and home and out of school learning, are related to students’ GCSE attainment and progress, their social behaviour, dispositions, views of school, and future destinations at age 16. The research also estimates some of the economic returns from society’s investment in early education.

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11/09/2014
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Read On. Get On

The UK is one of the most unfair countries in the developed world. Family background matters more to an individual’s life chances in our country than in almost any other rich nation. This report, commissioned by Save the Children and NFER, assesses how England compares with other developed countries in reading levels among children as they reach the end of primary school.

Date:
18/09/2014
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Making Music: Teaching, Learning & Playing In The UK

This report published by the exam board of the Royal Schools of Music, and its partners, is a comprehensive survey of the learning, progression and teaching of musical instruments in the UK. concludes with a series of recommendations from the sector that are intended to provoke debate, decision and action towards giving people of all ages and backgrounds even more of an opportunity to learn, participate and make progress in and through music.

Date:
18/09/2014
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National School Procurement Survey 2014

This survey was carried out online by Incensu, the register of school suppliers. It found that a lack of time and expertise is preventing schools from buying goods and services collaboratively - and easing pressure on tight budgets.

Date:
18/09/2014
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Childminder Agency Trial Evaluation

This DfE report sets out the findings of the childminder agency trials, and aims to help organisations who wish to set up a childminder agency.

Date:
18/09/2014
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Mobility Manifesto

This report by the Sutton Trust is part of a 10-point Mobility Manifesto setting out ten practical policy steps designed to put social mobility at the heart of the 2015 election campaign.

Date:
25/09/2014
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The Next Stage Of Improvement For Primary Schools In England

This report by Policy Exchange identifies a "perfect storm" of challenges which could see over 3,000 primary schools falling below tough new minimum standards in reading, writing and maths. To ensure that teachers can focus on teaching and learning in the classroom, the report recommends that all primaries convert to Academies and join "chains" over the next 5 years.

Date:
25/09/2014
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Teaching, Learning And Assessment In Further Education And Skills - What Works And Why

The importance of consistently good or better teaching, learning and assessment has never been more significant for learners in further education according to this Ofsted report. The report summarises the most significant features of outstanding teaching, learning and assessment in the further education and skills sector and the factors that contribute to these. It also identifies several areas where more improvement is needed. Her Majesty’s Inspectors visited further education colleges, sixth form colleges, independent learning providers, employer providers and providers of community learning and skills between September 2013 and April 2014, as well as using evidence from inspections to inform the report findings.

Date:
25/09/2014
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Perceptions of A Levels, GCSEs and Other Qualifications in England

Nearly half of teachers lack confidence in A-level grades, according to this Ofqual report. This report presents the findings of the 12th wave of research of the Perceptions Survey. This longitudinal study aims to explore attitudes to general and vocational qualifications, as well as awareness and perceptions of Ofqual.

Date:
25/09/2014
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