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Improving Teaching

This Estyn report summarises evidence from inspections,visits to schools, and findings from educational research, of what makes effective pedagogy and teaching. The report outlines the strategic approaches schools have taken to improve the quality of teaching and to build teaching capacity for the future.

Date:
10/07/2018
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Hopes and Streams

This report by the London Grid for Learning looks at the online behaviour of 7-16 year olds and flags growth in sexting, child exploitation, mental health, violent and sexual conduct. The charity has called for technology companies to embrace calls for change and put the safety of children first in all developments in the light of findings.

Date:
18/07/2018
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Selection On Attainment? Local Authorities, Pupil Backgrounds, Attainment And Grammar School Opportunities

Expanding the number of grammar schools is unlikely to promote social mobility by providing more opportunities for disadvantaged pupils, according to this new study published in Educational Review.

Date:
18/07/2018
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Analysing The Case Of Free Schools In England

This research by UCL Institute of Education (IOE) reveals that free schools are socially selective and reproduce socio-economic inequalities. The study analysed attendance at free schools and what impact they had on neighbouring schools.

Date:
18/07/2018
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Can Summer Schools Improve Outcomes For Disadvantaged Pupils?

There are many different types of summer school for children and young people. This NFER research reviews recent evidence on the effectiveness of ‘transition’ and ‘access’ summer schools for pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Date:
18/07/2018
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A New Settlement Revised: Religion and Belief in Schools

This new report has found a lack of reform in the relationship between religion and schools is damaging England's school system and requires urgent reform. The conclusion has been offered by national religion and society expert, Professor Linda Woodhead, and former Secretary of State for Education, the RT Hon Charles Clarke. Their new paper follows on directly from an earlier series of recommendations published back in 2015.

Date:
23/07/2018
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Academy Transfers And Funding In England

The number of academies moving to a different trust has increased by almost a third in one year to reach a record high, according to this DfE statistical release.

Date:
23/07/2018
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Permanent and Fixed Period Exclusions in England: 2016 to 2017

This DfE statistical release shows there has been a spike in the number of permanent exclusions from England's schools, with heads blaming cuts to mental health and behaviour programmes.

Date:
23/07/2018
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