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Exploring Moving To Home Education In Secondary Schools

This Ofsted study investigates the steps that parents, local authorities and schools go through in order to move children to home education from secondary school. It claims that home education for many families is not a preferred choice but a last resort amid a breakdown in relationships with schools.

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21/10/2019
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Meeting The Needs Of Students Aged 16-19 Who Were Not In School For Part Or All Of Key Stage 4

This research by the Association of Colleges has led to demands for extra funding for students with ‘complex’ needs, and calls for funding for students progressing to college from Pupil Referral Units to double to £10,000.

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21/10/2019
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Stop and Think: Learning Counter-Intuitive Concepts

This report by the Education Endowment Foundation has found that computer games can improve children’s maths and science achievement. The report found evidence of a positive impact in maths and science outcomes for pupils in Key Stage 2.

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21/10/2019
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Durham Commission On Creativity And Education

This report by the Durham Commission on Creativity and Education calls for a shift towards creativity in the education system. It says teaching for creativity in schools must be given priority so that we can equip young people with the skills they need in later life.

Date:
21/10/2019
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The State of Technology in Education 2019/20

This national education report from Promethean looks at the impact technology is having in education across the UK and Ireland. It found that 41 percent of teachers believe technology helps improve pupil behaviour in the classroom and suggests teachers are strategically using technology to enhance teaching and learning provisions.

Date:
05/11/2019
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Investigation Into University Technical Colleges

This report from the National Audit Office suggest that struggling University Technical Colleges now account for almost 10 per cent of revenue deficits reported by all academy trusts after deficits more than doubled in just four years.

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05/11/2019
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Data Analysis Of Unconditional Offers

Eighteen-years-olds in England who are given unconditional university offers before taking their A-levels are more likely to drop out in their first year of degree study, according to this study by the Office for Students.

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05/11/2019
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Report for the Northern Powerhouse Partnership on Adjusted Progress 8

This new research, commissioned by the Northern Powerhouse Partnership, has found that secondary school league tables continue to misrepresent the performance of schools by failing to show the difference when pupil background is taken into account. Critically, more than half [51%] of schools across England currently judged to be 'underperforming' would no longer fall into this category.

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05/11/2019
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Occupational Aspirations Of Children From Primary School To Teenage Years Across Ethnic Groups

This report by the Centre for Longitudinal Studies and the Runnymede Trust looks at the evolution of occupational aspirations across ethnic groups in the UK. It has found that ethnic minority boys and girls have higher occupational aspirations compared to white children of the same sex, while boys’ aspirations tend to start higher but show some decline over time. The opposite is the case for girls.

Date:
18/11/2019
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Teacher Wellbeing Index 2019

Work-related stress in the teaching profession has increased for the third consecutive year, with sharp rises in tearfulness, difficulty sleeping and irritability amongst education professionals across the UK according to the latest annual Teacher Wellbeing Index.

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18/11/2019
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Inclusion Series Report

This report by Mime Consulting highlights vastly different levels of support available to children with SEND across the country.

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18/11/2019
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The Role Of Status Attainment, Blocked Opportunities And School Context

Having a desk to work at, good grades and high expectations from parents, as well as being happy at school, are key factors in encouraging children to go on to university, according to this study by researchers in Croatia, published in the journal Educational Studies.

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18/11/2019
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