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2019 End Of Cycle Report: Realising Ambition

The disadvantage gap in university admissions has narrowed, but poorer students are less aware of contextualised university admissions – which take students' socioeconomic background into account. As a result, teachers are being urged to familiarise themselves with contextualised offers.

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02/12/2019
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Education And Learning For The Modern World: CBI/Pearson 2019 Education And Skills Survey Report

84% of firms are expecting to maintain or increase investment in training their workforce, according to this CBI/Pearson Education and Skills Annual Report.

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02/12/2019
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The Effect Of Linguistic Comprehension Instruction On Generalised Language And Reading Comprehension Skills

This report from the Campbell Collaboration examines the effects of linguistic comprehension teaching on generalised measures of language and reading comprehension skills. Examples of linguistic comprehension skills include vocabulary, grammar and narrative skills.

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02/12/2019
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Private Schooling, Subject Choice, Upper Secondary Attainment And Progression To University

This study by the Institute of Education at University College London looks at whether there are any educational advantages to attending private schools in the upper secondary years (Years 12 and 13).

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02/12/2019
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Pass The Parcel - Children Posted Around The Care System

About 30,000 children in care live outside their local area, with nearly 12,000 placed 20 miles or more from friends and family, according to this report by the Childrens Commissioner.

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03/01/2020
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T Levels Research: How Are Providers Preparing for Delivery?

With just under a year until the first wave of the T Level qualifications hit the classrooms in September 2020, there is concern that young people could miss out on studying T Levels due to a lack of awareness and understanding of what the programmes offer. In NFER’s new follow-up report, providers and sector representatives expressed other challenges alongside raising awareness, such as uncertainty around progression routes.

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03/01/2020
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Inequality In Education And Labour Market Participation Of Young People Across English Localities

This research by the Centre for Vocational Education research shows that one in eight teens get poor GCSE passes. More young people are doing well, going on to university, but that does not help those whose school record means they struggle to progress onto any qualification at Level 3, the equivalent of A-level.

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03/01/2020
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Prevalence Of Problematic Smartphone Usage And Associated Mental Health Outcomes Amongst Children And Young People

Almost a quarter of young people are so dependent on their smartphones that it becomes like an addiction, according to this study, from King's College London.

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03/01/2020
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Trauma, Challenging Behaviour And Restrictive Interventions In Schools

This report by the Centre for Mental Health (CMH) claims that putting challenging pupils in isolation for extended periods at school can harm their mental health and drives poor behaviour. The publication is a review of recent literature on the subject, and examines the links between trauma and challenging behaviour.

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13/01/2020
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Access To Child And Adolescent Mental Health Services In 2019

Schools are being forced to pick up the pieces of a failing mental health support system where over a quarter of referred children are being refused help, according to this report by The Education Policy Institute. The study examines access to specialist services, waiting times for treatment, and provision for the most vulnerable children in England.

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13/01/2020
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Fight Or Flight? How Stuck Schools Are Overcoming Isolation

This Ofsted report investigates why some schools that have previously delivered a low standard of education for long periods of time have managed to sustainably improve and others have not. It examines the role of school improvement initiatives and intervention in this process. The report finds that we need a system of deeper inspection and better support to improve education for children in these schools.

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13/01/2020
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A Languages Crisis?

This new report by the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) has found that compulsory study of MFL at key stage 4 is needed to stem the decline of language learning, with more varied study options at A level also needed. The report calls for more varied courses at A level, with options for pupils to carry out creative coursework and a wider choice of topics to study within languages, including media, culture and linguistics.

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13/01/2020
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