The Current State of Modern Foreign Languages Is Dire
Languages In Key Stage 4 is a survey by the National Centre for Languages based on responses to a questionnaire sent to a 2000 secondary schools in England on the current state of language teaching at Key Stage 4.
English 2000-05 Standards in English have continued to rise over the period 2000-05 but remain below targets set by the government. This 46-page report is the first to be published by Ofsted reviewing inspection evidence and identifying areas for improvement at a national level.
20 ways to make headship more attractive
Are you looking to inject some positive energy into your job this year? Are you a headteacher who is seeking the passion you had when you were first teaching? Are you a deputy thinking about headship but concerned you will not enjoy it? Or are you happy in your work and keen to make it even better for you and your school?
Race equality in education
This is a 33page OfSTED survey report which illustrates good practice in work on race equality and education in schools and local authorities in England.
Transforming School Food
Turning the Tables: Transforming School Food is a report on the development and implementation of nutritional standards for school lunches prepared by the School Meals Review Panel recommending core changes to school lunch provision.
Tackling the roots of racism: lessons for success
This is a 240page review of what works in anti racist initiatives from Middlesex University. Thirty years after the Race Relations Act racism remains endemic in British society. How successful have policy measures been in addressing the causes of of racism? What lessons can we learn from countries outside Britain? Drawing on a wide range of sources, the report, in book form, particularly highlights the need to understand micro 'everyday' racisms in order to tackle the macro structural roots of racism.
Excellence and Enjoyment: Social and emotional aspects of learning (SEAL)
This 82page curriculum resource from the DfES aims to develop the qualities and skills needed to promote positive behaviour and effective learning. It focuses on five social and emotional aspects of learning: self awareness managing feelings motivation, empathy and social skills.
Migration and Social Mobility
This is a 52page report written by Lucinda Platt of the University of Essex compiled from data over 30 years and involving 140000 children on Britains minority ethnic communities. It shows how young people from working class ethnic minorities have tended to out-perform their white counterparts.