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Rewards don't improve school attendance

Date: 30.08.2018

It's common for schools to offer rewards to motivate individual behaviour but, is this a successful method for improving attendance? Apparently not, say researchers: it makes otherwise poor attenders think they are better at it than...

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The case for PE becoming a core subject

Date: 29.08.2018

There are concerns about PE in schools with inadequate attention paid to it in primary ITT meaning that teachers often lack the confidence and competence to teach PE well and some primary schools hand it over to coaches....

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The changing nature of academy schools in England

Date: 29.08.2018

Differences between batches of academy convertors - very few similarities...

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Grammar schools: a new analysis of social segregation and...

Date: 29.08.2018

he government should consider phasing the existing selective schools out, Durham University researchers say....

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Raising achievement of EAL pupils

Date: 29.08.2018

Raising achievement of English as additional language pupils in schools: implications for policy and practice ...

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Genetic differences in exam performance between pupils...

Date: 29.08.2018

The possible role of DNA differences between students of different schools types on exam performance...

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The effect of schools on school leavers' university...

Date: 29.08.2018

The role that schools have in determining whether school leavers participate in higher education or not...

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School leadership: characteristics and trends

Date: 29.08.2018

How the number and characteristics of teachers in each leadership role and how this has changed over time....

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Best in Class 2018

Date: 29.08.2018

Attitudes to evidence and ‘what works’ in school decision-making and how targeted money for less well-off pupils is spent...

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International comparisons

Date: 29.08.2018

International comparisons of spending, teacher demographics, salaries and workload...

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The governing body's role in spending, monitoring and...

Date: 29.08.2018

Effective PP spending: accounting for how every £ of the PP budget is spent; having clear criteria and clarity are essentials...

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GCSE results 2018 – What is happening with the reformed...

Date: 28.08.2018

It looks as though the pass rates in the 2018 reformed GCSEs have improved at the same rate as for all subjects overall in England...

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Analysis -A-Level Results 2018

Date: 28.08.2018

EPI analyse the 2018 A-level results...

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Primary phase value added measures in performance tables

Date: 28.08.2018

Three main issues with the Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2 value added measures...

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Secondary phase value added measures in performance tables

Date: 28.08.2018

Four significant issues with Progress 8...

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