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Issue 13.08

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Inequality In Access To Music In State Schools

State schools in England have seen a 21% decrease in music provision over the last five years, whilst access to music in independent schools has risen by 7%, according to this report by the British Phonographic Industry.

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12/03/2019
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Safeguarding Children And Young People In Education From Knife Crime

This Ofsted report summarises the findings and recommendations from a research project in London on knife crime in education. It says responsibility for rising knife crime cannot be blamed on schools in the absence of properly funded local services and that exclusions are not the root cause of the surge in knife crime.

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12/03/2019
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Review Of Interventions To Improve Outdoor Air Quality And Public Health

This report by Public Health England proposes a ban on cars idling outside school gates in a bid to cut air pollution. The measure is among a series of UK-wide recommendations.

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12/03/2019
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Raising Early Achievement in Math With Interactive Apps

This report, published in the Journal of Educational Psychology, on a trial of two new maths apps to support young children’s early maths development has shown positive results. The results showed that pupils in the treatment group made more progress on standardised assessments of maths performance over 12 weeks than pupils in the control group.

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12/03/2019
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Understanding Mathematics Anxiety

Maths anxiety may be fuelling a national crisis, according to this report by Cambridge University. The report has found that one in ten children suffer from overwhelming negative emotions towards the subject, ranging from rage to despair.

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20/03/2019
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Sleep Education Programme

This report by The Education Endowment Foundation on a sleep education programme that aims to improve outcomes for pupils by improving the quality of their sleep, found no evidence that the programme led to improvements in pupils’ sleep.

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20/03/2019
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Location, Location, Education

The attainment gap between the wealthiest and most disadvantaged pupils almost disappears by the end of primary school before reappearing at age 16, according to this research by data site SchoolDash.

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20/03/2019
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Revised A Level And Other 16 To 18 Results In England, 2017/2018

This DfE publication shows that 54 per cent of multi-academy trusts achieved a below or well-below-average progress scores for their sixth formers last year.

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20/03/2019
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Research on the Educational Psychologist Workforce

This DfE report warns that there are insufficient educational psychologists to meet demand from schools. The report found that increasing the number of training places and distributing them to existing providers was believed to be the best way to tackle the serious shortage in educational psychologists.

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27/03/2019
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The UK's Tax Revenues From International Students Post-Graduation

This study by the Higher Education Policy Institute found that in the 10 years after graduation, the EU and overseas students who remain from a single year’s cohort will pay an estimated £3.2bn in income tax, VAT, national insurance and other revenues to the exchequer.

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27/03/2019
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Monitor of Engagement with the Natural Environment

This report by Natural England has found that a fifth of children living in England's most deprived areas never spend time in the natural environment.

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27/03/2019
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The Slowdown In Educational Attainment Growth And Its Widespread Effects

A higher take-up of level 4 and 5 qualifications may act as a ladder to higher qualifications, according to this report by the Resolution Foundation.

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27/03/2019
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Making Apprenticeships Work

Apprentices who complete apprenticeships should be allowed to call themselves “craftsman” or “craftswoman” to put their qualifications on a par with university degrees, suggests this report by The Social Market Foundation.

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03/04/2019
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Selective Comprehensives

State schools offer a platform to foster educational equity by educating and improving the skills of pupils across the whole socio-economic spectrum. This NFER commissioned report looks at high performing state schools in Scotland and Wales and how socially representative they are.

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03/04/2019
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School Capacity 2018

The proportion of schools that were full or over-capacity fell slightly last year, according to this DfE report. The figures come as the schools community readies itself for a population bulge, prompted by the early-2000s baby boom, which will move from primary level in the coming years.

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03/04/2019
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Reading And Financial Capability

This National Literacy Trust report looks at how children’s reading skills, their ability to manage money and their attitudes towards school are linked.

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03/04/2019
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