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Further Education Post-16 Area Reviews

Date: 27.05.2018

This House of Commons Library briefing provides information on the area reviews of post-16 education and training which were conducted between September 2015 and March 2017....

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Summer-born children starting school

Date: 27.05.2018

This House of Commons Library briefing paper provides an overview of the flexibility for parents of summer-born children in England to request for their children to be admitted to school outside of their normal age group, and potential...

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Schools

Date: 27.04.2018

This Commons Library briefing page has been prepared in advance of an Opposition Day Debate on a motion about schools. This will take place on Wednesday 25 April 2018 in the Commons Chamber....

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Special Educational Needs support in England

Date: 27.04.2018

This House of Commons Library briefing sets out the system of support for children and young people in England aged 0-25 with special educational needs (SEN). The briefing provides an overview of the new system introduced in 2014, the...

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School inspections in England Ofsted

Date: 27.04.2018

This briefing paper gives answers to some common questions on Ofsted inspections of state-funded schools in England. It looks at the practicalities of inspection and the implications of Ofsted gradings. It also provides information on...

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The Pupil Premium

Date: 27.04.2018

This House of Commons Library Briefing Paper provides an overview of policy on the Pupil Premium since its introduction in 2011, including funding levels, eligibility criteria, and accountability....

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The school curriculum in England

Date: 27.04.2018

This note provides an overview of the curriculum in state-funded schools in England. It outlines what schools have to teach and at what ages. It also provides historical information on the development and revision of the national...

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School places in England applications, allocations and...

Date: 27.04.2018

This briefing paper provides an overview of how places are allocated at state-funded mainstream schools in England. It covers appeals, and other options for parents and carers unhappy with their child's allocated school. Updated for...

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Counter-extremism policy in English schools

Date: 27.04.2018

This briefing sets out duties on schools in England to safeguard children from extremism, and promote British values, and related policy debates....

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E-Petition 200299 relating to GCSE English Literature exams

Date: 27.03.2018

There will be a debate on a motion entitled “That this House has considered e-petition 200299 relating to GCSE English literature exams.” This will be led by Helen Jones MP, chair of the Petitions Committee, and it will take place in...

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Tuition fee statistics

Date: 27.02.2018

This note gives a brief summary of statistics on aggregate tuition fee liability/payment under the current and previous systems;the impact on student numbers, payment by student characteristics and the contribution of tuition fees to...

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Experiences of the early years pupil premium

Date: 01.08.2017

Findings from a study into providers’ experiences of the early years pupil premium (EYPP). The study looked at the use of EYPP funding and its perceived effect on disadvantaged children.

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General Election 2017: An analysis of manifesto plans for...

Date: 01.08.2017

Ahead of the 2017 General Election, the Education Policy Institute (EPI) has published an impartial assessment of the English education policies of the main UK political parties.;This analysis considers the extent to which each of the...

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What kind of outdoor educator do you want to become?...

Date: 01.08.2017

This paper seeks to explore a way of responding to tensions present in formal education and outdoor education in UK higher education. Separation of the doing from the knowing could perhaps be limiting students’ ability to become...

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Good practice in early education

Date: 01.08.2017

Report looking at examples of good practice in curriculum planning assessment and monitoring staffing managing transitions communication with parents and supporting home learning

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