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Issue 13.05

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A Question Of Degree

This report from UK Onward argues that up to a quarter of students in England are doing degrees that will not give them sufficient earnings to justify the cost of their loans. It also suggests tax breaks of up to 50p in every pound owed should be offered to graduates repaying loans.

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09/01/2019
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Approaches To Assessment Without Levels In Schools

This DfE report explores ways teachers assess their pupils in primary and secondary schools following the removal of national curriculum levels.

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09/01/2019
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Improving support for Black Caribbean and Free School Meal-Eligible White Boys in London

This new research from LKMco and the Greater London Authority (GLA) looks at how support for white free school meal-eligible and black Caribbean boys across London can be improved. The research suggests teachers in London are biased against black Caribbean and white boys from poorer backgrounds.

Date:
09/01/2019
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Provisional November 2018 Exam Entries: GCSEs

Tens of thousands of sixth form pupils were forced to wait an extra year before resitting their English and maths GCSEs because of reforms to the qualifications, acording to this Ofqual report.

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09/01/2019
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It Just Grinds You Down

This Policy Exchange report found that 75% of teachers think that low level disruption occurs frequently or very frequently in their schools and that 72% of them know a colleague who has left the teaching profession because of bad behaviour.

Date:
16/01/2019
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School Revenue Balances In England

Almost a third of local authority secondary schools in England are unable to cover their costs, according to this study by The Education Policy Institute. The research shows the proportion of such schools with budgets in the red has almost quadrupled in four years, with the average local authority secondary school debt standing at £483,000.

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16/01/2019
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Mental Health Services For Children And Young People

This Public Accounts Committee report on mental health services for children and young people recognises the importance of early intervention and prevention services for children provided by councils, and highlights the need for the NHS to work with councils.

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16/01/2019
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Dangerous Diet: How Exam Rations Endanger A Broad And Balanced Curriculum

This report by GL Assessment shows that majority of both teachers and parents believe that the pressure on schools to deliver good exam results is increasingly leading to a narrowing of the curriculum.

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16/01/2019
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About Early Years

More than half of early years employers have reported skills gaps in their staffing, and training is set to decrease, according to this report by Ceeda.

Date:
23/01/2019
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Comparing GCSE Performance In England And Wales – Equivalent Or Not?

This analysis by the Education Policy Institute compares the performance of pupils in England and Wales. While international comparisons are common in education debates, there is less focus on comparing countries within the UK. This new paper considers how England and Wales differ in performance.

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23/01/2019
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School Libraries: Literacy Engagement And Mental Wellbeing

This report by the Literacy Trust explores how many children use the school library, why they do or do not use it, how school library use links with literacy engagement and reading skill, and how it relates to mental wellbeing.

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23/01/2019
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Office of the Schools Adjudicator Annual Report

This annual report from the OSA reveals less and less justifiable reasons from schools turning away pupils with SEND as funding pressures increase.

Date:
23/01/2019
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