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Whole Class Ensemble Teaching Research Report

This research by Birmingham City University reveals that almost 460,000 school children learnt how to play a musical instrument for the first-time last year, following a recent boost in government funding.

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03/01/2018
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Unlocking Talent, Fulfilling Potential

Vulnerable children, including those in care and those with SEND are particularly likely to underperform at school. This DfE report recognises the extra help these children need and pledges a review of the ‘children in need’ system.

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03/01/2018
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PIRLS 2016 in Northern Ireland: Reading Achievement

This NFER survey of pupil achievement in reading shows that pupils aged 9 -10 in Northern Ireland are amongst the best readers in the world.

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03/01/2018
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Economic Returns To GCSEs: Region And Disadvantage

This DfE study has revealed that if disadvantaged pupils in all English regions performed as well as disadvantaged pupils in London, this would lead to an overall economic benefit of around £20 billion in present value terms.

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03/01/2018
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The Effects Of The English Baccalaureate

This Ipsos MORI research commissioned by the DfE looks at the effects of the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) on schools, parents/carers and pupils. The EBacc is not a qualification in itself, but it is the term applied to the achievement of GCSEs at grades ‘A*’-‘C’ across a core of academic subjects; English, maths, history or geography, the sciences and a language.

Date:
10/01/2018
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Local Authority Support For Non-EEA Migrant Child Victims Of Modern Slavery

This report looks at how local authorities support and accommodate non-European Economic Area (EEA) migrant children identified as potential victims of modern slavery, including trafficking.

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10/01/2018
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The Death Of The Paper Trail

Organisations in the education sector rely the most on paper and have the largest amount of work to do to reduce their usage. This new research by WorkMobile has found that the education sector is the furthest industry away from achieving paperless working.

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10/01/2018
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Evaluation of University Technical Colleges: Report - Year One

Understanding the way in which project-based learning and employer engagement is used in the development and delivery of the curriculum within University Technical Colleges (UTCs) is a key focus of this interim NFER report. The overall aim of this two-year study is to understand and share promising practice.

Date:
10/01/2018
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Life In 'Likes': Children’s Commissioner Report Into Social Media Use Among 8 -12 Year Olds

This Children's Commissioner's report on the effects of social media on 8-to-12-year-olds examines the way children use social media and its effects on their wellbeing. ‘Life in Likes’ fills a gap in research showing how younger children use platforms which social media companies say are not designed for them. Whilst most social media sites have an official age limit of 13 years, some research has suggested 3/4 of 10-to-12 year olds have a social media account.

Date:
16/01/2018
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Higher Education Student Statistics: UK, 2016/17

More than one in four UK students graduated from university with a first-class degree last year, according to this Statistical First Release by the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

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16/01/2018
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The Costs And Benefits Of International Students By Parliamentary Constituency

International students are worth £20bn to the UK economy, according to this report from the Higher Education Policy Institute. The analysis says on top of tuition fees, their spending has become a major factor in supporting local economies.

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16/01/2018
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International Technical Guidance On Sexuality Education

This UNESCO report advocates quality comprehensive sexuality education to promote health and well-being, respect for human rights and gender equality, and empowering children and young people to lead healthy, safe and productive lives.

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16/01/2018
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Drawing The Future

Young people in developing countries often have more aspirational career ambitions than boys in the UK, according to this research by the charity Education and Employers. While boys in the UK aimed to be footballers or YouTube stars, their counterparts in Uganda and Zambia wanted to be doctors or teachers.

Date:
22/01/2018
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The Future of Work and Learning

This paper by D2L highlights the changing nature of work and how societies must embrace new or hybrid learning models to allow individuals and economies to thrive going forward. Without a fundamental transformation in how we think about lifelong learning and skill development, individuals, communities, and whole economies will be left behind.

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22/01/2018
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University Heads' Views On The Outlook For UK Higher Education

This report by PA Consulting presents the views of UK university leaders on the developments affecting higher education during 2017 and on the outlook for the sector and for their own institutions. It reveals that the higher education sector is struggling to deal with criticism of universities, costs and value for money.

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22/01/2018
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Developing Character Skills In Schools

There has been increasing recognition of the role that certain character traits or attributes such as resilience, self-regulation, and emotional and social skills can play in enabling children and young people to achieve positive health, education, employment and other outcomes. This DfE report looks at schools activities to support pupils' development of character skills.

Date:
22/01/2018
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