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Issue 13.11

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A Step Baccward

EDSK has published a new report titled A Step Baccwards which investigates the changes to GCSE entries and outcomes for secondary schools since the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) measure was introduced in 2010. The report reveals that since the introduction of the EBacc in 2010, GCSE music entries have fallen by 24%.

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15/07/2019
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Parenting Generation Game

Gaming is a huge part of children’s lives and like many other activities, it brings with it a number of opportunities and risks. This research by Internet Matters looks at parents’ views of their children’s relationship with gaming, across all devices and platforms. It reveals more than eight out of 10 children go online to play video games – yet parents feel out of their depth in dealing with it.

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15/07/2019
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Faith And Belief On Campus: Exploring Student Faith And Belief Societies

Students’ unions should appoint dedicated officers to work with religious societies and help faith groups work with people across campus, according to this new research report by Theos.

Date:
15/07/2019
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Steps To Sustainability

This All-Party Parliamentary Group report on Childcare and Early Education has found nurseries in poor areas face potential closure. The research shows that effective, high-quality early years provision makes a real difference to young children, helping to break the cycle of disadvantage, improving social mobility and offering them a good start in life.

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15/07/2019
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Does Outsourcing School Systems Degrade Education Workforces?

The government’s flagship academies programme is widening class-based inequality as pupils are more likely to be denied access to qualified teachers than in council-run schools, according to this study by the university of Oxford.

Date:
27/08/2019
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School Improvement Systems In High Performing Countries

This DfE report reviews published evidence on school improvement activities in Estonia, Finland, Germany, Singapore and Taiwan to investigate how high-performing countries target low performance and the activities and approaches employed in relation to school improvement.

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27/08/2019
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Teacher Well-Being At Work In Schools And Further Education Providers

This Ofsted research shows that while most teachers enjoy teaching and are positive about their workplace and their colleagues, self-reported well-being at work is generally low or moderate. Positive factors – such as school culture and relationships with colleagues – contribute to teachers' well-being. However, they are counterbalanced by negative factors, such as high workload, lack of work-life balance, a perceived lack of resources and a perceived lack of support from leaders, especially for managing pupils' behaviour.

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27/08/2019
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Federated Schools - Common Features Of Effective Federation

This Estyn report examines the features of effective federation. It identifies the conditions, processes and arrangements that lead to and maintain effective federations. It also considers the possible pitfalls for federations and explores the reasons why federations are not always successful. It identifies examples of effective practice where governing bodies and local authorities have achieved successful federation.

Date:
27/08/2019
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