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Careers guidance in schools, colleges and universities...

Date: 02.10.2018

This House of Commons Library briefing paper looks at the requirements on schools, colleges and universities in England to provide careers guidance, the quality of the advice provided, and also the organisations working to provide...

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Safeguarding in English schools

Date: 02.10.2018

This briefing provides information on the safeguarding responsibilities of schools in England, including the role of governing bodies, head teachers and school staff, the inspection of safeguarding, safe staff recruitment, and procedures...

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Transport provision for post-16 students in England

Date: 02.10.2018

This House of Commons library briefing outlines the arrangements for transport to education and training for students between the ages of 16 to 19....

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Grammar schools in England

Date: 02.10.2018

This Commons Library briefing paper provides an outline of the current position relating to grammar schools and proposed Government reforms. It covers England only. The paper also outlines recent support and opposition to the...

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Attainment for Pupil Premium pupils lower in 2018

Date: 28.09.2018

Data from 1,670 schools in the FFT Key Stage 4 Early Results Service shows a reverse trend in PP attainment this year....

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Returns to a degree

Date: 27.09.2018

This House of Commons library briefing looks at the returns of participation in higher education and the benefits of higher education for individuals and society in the context of the rise in participation in higher education, changes in...

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Learning Disability

Date: 27.09.2018

House of Commons Library briefing on policies and services for people with a learning disability in England....

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What if there's no Brexit deal?

Date: 27.09.2018

What could happen if the EU and UK negotiators don't agree a withdrawal agreement in time and the UK has to leave the EU on 29 March 2019 without one - and with no framework for future relations either? This paper looks at how such a...

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Suicide Prevention Policy and Strategy

Date: 27.09.2018

This House of Commons Library briefing paper examines suicide prevention policies and strategies throughout the UK. It outlines national and local approaches to prevention policy in England, as well as Scotland, Wales, and Northern...

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2018 annual report on education spending in England

Date: 17.09.2018

School sixth forms have faced budget cuts of 21% per student since their peak in 2010–11, while total school spending per pupil has fallen by 8% in real terms since 2009–10 ...

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Secondary school choice in England

Date: 17.09.2018

The Education Policy Institute (EPI) has published new analysis looking at how parents choose which secondary schools to send their children to in England....

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2018 KS2 results summary

Date: 17.09.2018

KS2 results showed an improved performance overall this year, though substantial variations remain between LAs, while girls continued to outperform boys in reading and writing....

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Lessons in Austerity

Date: 17.09.2018

A survey of 12,120 school support staff across the UK by UNISON revealed the extent to which school funding reductions have impacted on this sector of the workforce. It paints a bleak picture....

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National funding formula delays

Date: 13.09.2018

The DfE have analysed LAs' block funding and found that most of them are almost doing NFF, so have delayed the real thing...

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The teacher labour market in England: shortages, subject...

Date: 30.08.2018

Increases in non-specialist teachers, problems with recruitment and retention, declining uptake at GCSE in shortage subjects, unaffordable pay rises – where does it all end? EPI suggest centrally funded pay rises for shortage subjects....

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