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16 to 19 funding formula programme cost weightings review

Date: 01.08.2013

The Secretary of State for Education announced his intention to review the funding formula for post-16 learning in the ‘16 to 19 funding statement’, published in December 2010. Prior to the development of the new funding formula, a...

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Evaluation of the Work Experience Placement Trials

Date: 01.08.2013

The Department for Education (DfE) funded an initiative that aimed to support young people to participate in high-quality work experience placements which Wolf recommended in her review of vocational education. DfE allocated funding to...

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Evaluation of the work experience placement trials

Date: 01.08.2013

This summary presents the findings, conclusions and recommendations from an independent evaluation by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) of the Department for Education work experience placement trials. The trials...

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Tomorrow`s Engineers evaluation of careers materials

Date: 01.08.2013

This report presents the findings of NFER’s research into the usage, perceptions and impact of the careers materials distributed by the Tomorrow’s Engineers programme and which are designed to help engage pupils and teachers in...

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SEND pathfinder programme: green paper support contracts

Date: 01.08.2013

Green paper support contracts were commissioned by the Department for Education to support the pathfinder teams working on reforms to the special educational needs and disability (SEND) system. SEND reform proposals were trialled in 20...

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Influence of problematic child-teacher relationships on...

Date: 01.08.2013

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Research into the phase 4 locally-led delivery projects...

Date: 01.08.2013

The 2008 Education and Skills Act included legislation to raise the age at which young people are required to stay in education or training in England to 17 years from 2013 and to their 18th birthday from 2015. To support the...

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Evidence on physical education and sport in schools

Date: 01.08.2013

The majority of the statistics are taken from the most recent PE and sport survey, which was commissioned by the Department for Education, and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s Taking Part survey.

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Parents’ views and experiences of childcare

Date: 01.08.2013

This report covers findings from a telephone survey among 1,000 parents of children aged under 15 in England. It was commissioned to inform the work of the joint Department for Education and Department for Work and Pensions commission on...

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Evidence to inform the childcare commission

Date: 01.08.2013

In June 2012, the Prime Minister announced a joint Department for Education and Department for Work and Pensions commission on childcare to look at how to reduce the costs of childcare and burdens on childcare providers in England. The...

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School food: headteachers’ and school senior...

Date: 01.08.2013

This report provides the results of a survey of primary and secondary school headteachers and senior managers, to examine their views on, and their school’s policies regarding, school food. The aim of the study was to provide evidence...

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NFER Teacher Voice Omnibus November 2012 Survey: New...

Date: 01.08.2013

The DfE submitted two questions to NFER’s Teacher Voice Omnibus Survey in November 2012. The questions covered the awareness and impacts of the new Teachers’ Standards and appraisal regulations. They covered the topics: awareness of...

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Teacher voice omnibus: May 2013 survey - pupil behaviour

Date: 01.08.2013

Responses to questions DfE put to NFER ’s teacher voice omnibus survey in May 2013.

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Connecting children’s worlds: Creating a multilingual...

Date: 01.08.2013

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Evaluation of pupil premium

Date: 01.08.2013

Findings of an independent evaluation of how schools are spending the pupil premium. The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly-funded schools in England to improve the attainment of disadvantaged pupils.

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