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Issue 13.12

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The Experiences Of Lesbian, Gay, Bi And Trans Young People In Britain’s Schools In 2017

From September 2020, all secondary schools will be required to teach about sexual orientation and gender identity, and all primary schools will teach about different families, which can include LGBT families. This new research, commissioned by Stonewall, finds widespread support among the British public for LGBT-inclusive education.

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10/09/2019
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How To Bring Academies And Maintained Schools Into A Unified State School System

This EDSK report analyses the problems being caused by the divide between academies and maintained schools, and calls on the government to set the goal of creating a single state education system made up of different types of schools and school groupings.

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10/09/2019
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GCSE Religious Studies: At a Crossroads

Fears that Religious Studies (RS) at GCSE and A-Level may become a niche interest have been raised in a report from Liverpool Hope University into the sizeable drop in student numbers in the last school year.

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10/09/2019
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School Governance 2019

Funding, support for pupils with special educational needs, and staff workload and wellbeing are the three key concerns unifying school governors and trustees, according to this National Governance Association report.

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10/09/2019
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Transforming the Education Workforce: Learning Teams for a Learning Generation

The workforce is an education system’s biggest investment and one of its greatest levers for change. This report by the Education Commission makes a case for teamwork as a key to educating the world’s children. The report draws on existing evidence and innovations from education and other sectors to rethink the education workforce needed for the future and puts forward approaches for addressing immediate needs while also creating collaborative teams and systems that respond to our rapidly changing world to equip our young people with the skills they need for the future.

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24/09/2019
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Improving Bereavement Support in Schools

This report, commissioned by Child Bereavement UK, has revealed that only 10% of teachers have received bereavement training during Initial Teacher Training or subsequent professional development. This is despite 86% of teachers saying they have experienced a death in the school community, and nearly three quarters reporting teaching pupils affected by someone significant.

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24/09/2019
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2019 Annual Report On Education Spending In England

This report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies on annual spending on education in England, provides a detailed analysis of each stage of education.

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24/09/2019
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The Children Leaving School With Nothing

This briefing by the Children's Commissioner looks at the children who get to age 19 – the end of free education – without getting 5 GCSEs (grade A*-C) or equivalent technical qualifications. These are children who will have spent 14 years in compulsory education, often having more than £100,000 of public money spent on their education, and yet are leaving the education system without basic benchmark qualifications.

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24/09/2019
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Crunched By Numbers? How Effective Data Can Reduce Teacher Workload

This YouGov report has found that marking and data collation continue to be a major source of concern and stress for teachers in England. The survey by GL Assessment revealed that over a third (38%) of teachers think that their school does not take workload matters seriously and is not acting upon the advice of the DfE.

Date:
07/10/2019
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Not Going To Plan? - Education, Health And Care Plans Two Years On

Children with special educational needs and disabilities are increasingly being failed by the system designed to support them, according to this report by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman.

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07/10/2019
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How Can Schools Support Parents’ Engagement In Their Children’s Learning?

This review of evidence published by the Education Endowment Foundation shows how parental engagement can have a positive effect on a child’s academic achievement – regardless of age or socioeconomic status.

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07/10/2019
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Effects Of Reward Pedagogy On Spelling Scores And Prosocial Behaviours In Primary School Students

Pupils do better in spelling tests if teachers reward them for team – rather than individual – performance, according to new findings published in the peer-reviewed journal Educational Psychology.

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07/10/2019
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