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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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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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