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Reaching the Parts of Society Universities Have Missed

A new generation of Oxford and Cambridge colleges should be opened to create more places for disadvantaged youngsters, according to this report by the Higher Education Policy Institute.

Date:
30/05/2018
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Involve Us, Respect Us: Engaging Young People In Relationships And Sex Education

This Barnardo's report is for policy makers who are designing statutory guidance on how RSE should be delivered. It is also for schools, teachers and support workers who deliver RSE to young people.

Date:
30/05/2018
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Inter-Ethnic Relations Of Teenagers In England's Schools

Pupils from schools with greater ethnic diversity have more positive feelings towards pupils of different ethnicities, according to this new study of attitudes in English secondary schools from the University of Bristol and LSE.

Date:
30/05/2018
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Teacher Supply, Retention and Mobility in London

This NFER report explores the characteristics and dynamics of London’s teacher labour market in unprecedented depth with quantitative analysis of school workforce data, supplemented by discussions with London teachers.

Date:
30/05/2018
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Stability Index 2018

Thousands of children are being moved around the care system with too much instability, according to this report by the children’s commissioner for England.

Date:
07/06/2018
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Children And Young People's Writing In 2017/18

This report by the National Literacy Trust, used data from 47,786 pupils in the UK aged 8 to 18 to find out how many children and young people enjoy writing, how often they write in their free time, and what they think about writing. It found that half (50.9%) of children and young people in 2017/18 said that they either only enjoy writing a bit or not at all. Overall, fewer children and young people in 2017/18 said that they enjoy writing compared with the year before, decreasing from 50.7% to 49.2%.

Date:
07/06/2018
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Free For All? Analysing Free Schools in England, 2018

This NFER report takes a snapshot of the free school programme in England, seven years after its establishment, looking at the types of school set up, the characteristics of their pupils, and their academic outcomes.

Date:
07/06/2018
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Ofsted's Inspection Of Schools

This National Audit Office report examines whether Ofsted’s approach to inspecting schools is providing value for money. Approximately 21,500 state-funded schools in England are subject to inspection by Ofsted. They educate a total of some eight million pupils. Ofsted spent an estimated £44 million on inspecting state-funded schools in 2017-18. This is equivalent to 0.11% of the total funding for state-funded schools in the same year.

Date:
07/06/2018
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Integrated Communities Strategy Green Paper

This Government consultation paper on integration strategy cites school segregation as a major challenge to improved integration.

Date:
11/06/2018
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Improving Quality Of Life Of People On The Autism Spectrum And Their Families Through Parent Education

This report by the University of Northampton’s Centre for Education and Research for the ESIPP project (Equity and Social Inclusion through Positive Parenting), shows that providing accurate information about autism to parents and teaching them to adapt their parenting using good autism practice, helps to improve outcomes for autistic people and their families.

Date:
11/06/2018
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Pre-Key Stage 2 Standards: Pupils Working Below The National Curriculum Assessment Standard

The government has published details of pre-key stage standards for SEND pupils. It confirmed how it will track the progress of special educational needs pupils working “below test standard” in primary schools next year – but warned that teachers should not use the standards to grade pupils.

Date:
11/06/2018
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What Is The Effect Of Secondary (High) Schooling On Subsequent Medical School Performance?

This report by the University of York shows that students from some of England’s worst performing secondary schools who enrol on medical degrees with lower A Level grades, on average, do at least as well as their peers from top performing schools.

Date:
11/06/2018
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Involving Parents - Communication Between Schools And Parents Of School-Aged Children

This Estyn report is a short study which reviews how effectively schools communicate and engage with parents of school-aged children and explore parents’ views of the approaches taken by schools.

Date:
21/06/2018
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Student Academic Experience Survey

This report by the Higher Education Policy Institute shows students in the United Kingdom are reporting statistically significant improvements in perceptions of value for money from their higher education experience in a marked reversal of a five-year downward trend.

Date:
21/06/2018
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The Relative Labour Market Returns To Different Degrees

Family background, subject choice and university have a significant impact on English students' earnings five years after graduation, according to this report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

Date:
21/06/2018
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Treating Students Fairly: The Economics of Post-School Education

The tuition fee system for England's universities is ripping off students and giving taxpayers poor value for money, according to this report by the House of Lords economic affairs committee, which attacked a deeply unfair system of fees and loans.

Date:
21/06/2018
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