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How Do Shortages Of Maths Teachers Affect The Within-School Allocation Of Maths Teachers To Pupils?

Secondary school pupils in the most disadvantaged schools are being hit hardest by England’s maths teacher shortages, according to this report from the Nuffield Foundation. Leadership Briefing 12.11(143)

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25/06/2018
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Schools And Youth Mental Health: A Briefing On Current Challenges And Ways Forward

This joint report from school mental health organisation Minds Ahead and the education and youth think-tank LKMCo, concludes that a scheme modelled on Teach First should be set up in schools to train mental health specialists to work with young people. Leadership Briefing 12.11(143)

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25/06/2018
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The Roehampton Annual Computing Education Report

This report from the University of Roehampton looks at how many pupils achieved GCSE and A-level computing qualifications in 2017. It shows that the revolution in computing education in English schools is faltering - and that fewer children are getting the digital skills that employers and the government say are vital. Leadership Briefing 12.11(143)

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25/06/2018
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Estimating Suicide Among Higher Education Students, England And Wales

Suicide rates for higher education students have been revealed for the first time in this Office of National Statistics report. Leadership Briefing 12.11(143)

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25/06/2018
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Beyond Gadgets: Edtech To Help Close The Opportunity Gap

Education technology can help transform outcomes for disadvantaged pupils but is being neglected, according to this report from the public services think-tank, Reform. The paper highlights the different areas where EdTech could support disadvantaged pupils and the mechanisms for enabling schools to embrace the opportunities offered by technology. Leadership Briefing 12.11(143)

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02/07/2018
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Bridging The Gap: Giving Adopted Children An Equal Chance In School

This report by charity, Adoption UK, warns that many adopted children, who have often had traumatic early years, are struggling to cope emotionally at school and are failing academically as a result. Leadership Briefing 12.11(143)

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02/07/2018
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Preparing For Literacy: Improving Communication, Language And Literacy In The Early Years

This guidance report from the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) reviews the best available research to offer early years professionals practical “do’s and don’ts” to make sure all children start school with the foundations they need to read and write well. Leadership Briefing 12.11(143)

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02/07/2018
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School Workforce in England: November 2017

The number of teachers working in state-funded schools in England has fallen to its lowest level since 2013, , according to figures published by the Department for Education. That is the equivalent of more than 7,000 full-time teachers leaving the profession last year. Leadership Briefing 12.11(143)

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02/07/2018
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Analysing The ‘Self-Improving School-Led System’ Agenda In England And The Implications For Schools

This NFER report, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, focuses on the concept of the self-improving system and addresses the different forms and levels of accountability, collaboration, competition, system incentives and constraints within the parameters of autonomy. Fundamentally, it asks whether the English education system is self-improving and analyses those elements that facilitate or impede this intention. Leadership Briefing 12.11(143)

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02/07/2018
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Growing Up Neglected: A Multi-Agency Response To Older Children

This joint report, from inspectorates Ofsted, HMI Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS), the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and HMI Probation, examines the multi-agency response to older children who are living with neglect. Leadership Briefing 12.11(143)

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09/07/2018
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Educational And Emotional Health Outcomes In Adolescence Following Maltreatment In Early Childhood

A full and active experience of school has a positive effect on the health and achievements of children who experienced abuse or neglect at an early age, according to this report by the University of Bristol. Leadership Briefing 12.11(143)

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09/07/2018
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Improving Teaching

This Estyn report summarises evidence from inspections,visits to schools, and findings from educational research, of what makes effective pedagogy and teaching. The report outlines the strategic approaches schools have taken to improve the quality of teaching and to build teaching capacity for the future. Leadership Briefing (143)

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09/07/2018
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Hopes and Streams

This report by the London Grid for Learning looks at the online behaviour of 7-16 year olds and flags growth in sexting, child exploitation, mental health, violent and sexual conduct. The charity has called for technology companies to embrace calls for change and put the safety of children first in all developments in the light of findings. Leadership Briefing (143)

Date:
17/07/2018
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Selection On Attainment? Local Authorities, Pupil Backgrounds, Attainment And Grammar School Opportunities

Expanding the number of grammar schools is unlikely to promote social mobility by providing more opportunities for disadvantaged pupils, according to this new study published in Educational Review. Leadership Briefing (143)

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17/07/2018
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Analysing The Case Of Free Schools In England

This research by UCL Institute of Education (IOE) reveals that free schools are socially selective and reproduce socio-economic inequalities. The study analysed attendance at free schools and what impact they had on neighbouring schools. Leadership Briefing (143)

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17/07/2018
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Can Summer Schools Improve Outcomes For Disadvantaged Pupils?

There are many different types of summer school for children and young people. This NFER research reviews recent evidence on the effectiveness of ‘transition’ and ‘access’ summer schools for pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds. Leadership Briefing (143)

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17/07/2018
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A New Settlement Revised: Religion and Belief in Schools

This new report has found a lack of reform in the relationship between religion and schools is damaging England's school system and requires urgent reform. The conclusion has been offered by national religion and society expert, Professor Linda Woodhead, and former Secretary of State for Education, the RT Hon Charles Clarke. Their new paper follows on directly from an earlier series of recommendations published back in 2015. Leadership Briefing (143)

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22/07/2018
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Academy Transfers And Funding In England

The number of academies moving to a different trust has increased by almost a third in one year to reach a record high, according to this DfE statistical release. Leadership Briefing (143)

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22/07/2018
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Permanent and Fixed Period Exclusions in England: 2016 to 2017

This DfE statistical release shows there has been a spike in the number of permanent exclusions from England's schools, with heads blaming cuts to mental health and behaviour programmes. Leadership Briefing (143)

Date:
22/07/2018
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New Qualifications

There is too much variation in how schools teach the Welsh Baccalaureate and in the enthusiasm and expertise of teachers delivering it, according to this Estyn report. Leadership Briefing 12.11(143)

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22/07/2018
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