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Issue 13.07

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Ethnic Disproportionality In The Identification Of Special Educational Needs In England

Many black pupils in England are having their education dumbed down after being wrongly identified as having one of a range special needs, according to this report by Oxford University. The study found black Caribbean pupils were twice as likely to be identified as having social, emotional and mental health needs as white British pupils.

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20/02/2019
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Understanding Access To Higher Education For White Students From Lower Socio-Economic Backgrounds

Over 50% of universities admit less than 5% of white students from the low participation neighbourhoods, according to this report from the National Education Opportunities Network (Neon). The study says too few universities have clear targets to recruit white working-class students.

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20/02/2019
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Evaluation Of Disabled Students' Allowances

This DfE report looks at the effectiveness of Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs). It includes the application experience and support given to students.

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20/02/2019
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Violent Video Game Engagement Is Not Associated With Adolescents Aggressive Behaviour

This study by the Oxford Internet Institute on 1000 British teenagers aged between 14 and 15 and their carers has found no evidence that playing violent videogames leads to aggressive behaviour. The researchers also found evidence that almost half of female and two-thirds of male teens in the UK play videogames.

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20/02/2019
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Exploring The Challenge Of Adequate Digital Access For All Children And Young People

An estimated 1 million children and young people and their families still don’t have adequate access to a device or connectivity at home. This report by the Carnegie UK Trust brings together recent research and evidence about key issues related to digital inclusion, with a particular focus on children and young people.

Date:
26/02/2019
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Poor Teacher Mental Health

Children's education is suffering because of poor mental health experienced by many teachers, according to this survey of teachers carried out by Teachwire.net and Leeds Beckett University. It shows that 77% say that poor teacher mental health has a detrimental impact on pupils’ progress.

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26/02/2019
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How Much Would It Cost To Reduce Class Size By One Student?

This OECD analysis shows that often smaller class sizes means lower pay for teachers - however, there isn't much evidence that it brings better results.

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26/02/2019
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Teacher Labour Market in England

This new report by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) looking at the issues facing the teacher workforce in England shows that job-related stress is higher among teachers than other professionals.

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26/02/2019
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Evaluation of University Technical Colleges

This NFER study for The Royal Academy of Engineering and the Edge Foundation, evaluates the project-based learning and employer-informed curriculum development and delivery aspects of University Technical Colleges (UTCs). The evaluation seeks to understand effective practice and lessons learned from the approaches currently being adopted, particularly in relation to curriculum design and employer engagement, as well as the broader challenges facing UTCs.

Date:
06/03/2019
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Languages In The UK

This report by the British Academy and the Arts and Humanities Research Council, into the state of Modern Languages education in the UK today shows a steep drop in language learning in UK schools. The academies state that the prospect of Brexit makes it even more important for the UK to have the languages needed to forge wider commercial and other links.

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06/03/2019
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Childcare Survey 2019

This Childcare Survey from Coram Family and Childcare reveals that the average price for 25 hours of nursery childcare for a child under two has risen by 3 per cent to £6,600 per year.

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06/03/2019
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Retuning Our Ambition For Music Learning

Music teaching could be left behind in an outdated acoustic age if it does not keep up with technology, according to this report from the Music Commission.

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06/03/2019
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