The Key Stage 4 curriculum
This is a 33-page Ofsted report evaluating how well schools are adapting to the curriculum at Key Stage 4 and meeting the needs of students as a result of changes that now allow a flexible approach and the statutory entitlement to work related learning.
Children In Trouble Matter
This is a discussion paper from the Association of Directors of Social Services and the Local Government Association youth crime group on children and young people affected by domestic violence. The 20page document discusses opportunities for incorporating the needs of children experiencing domestic violence into the planning of children’s services.
A review of GCE and GCSE coursework arrangements
This is a 35page report on a QCA review of the role of coursework in current GCSE and GCE specifications and how those involved perceived coursework.
An evaluation of the post16 citizenship pilot 2004/05
A 45page report from Ofsted and the Adult Learning Inspectorate on the benefits of involvement in citizenship programmes.
Higher Standards – Better Schools For All
Higher Standards Better Schools For All More Choice for Parents and Pupils is a 104page Education White Paper which sets out the governments plans to radically improve the school system and increase parental choice.
Realising the potential
This is a 110-page DfES review of the future role of further education colleges advising on the key challenges and opportunities facing FE colleges.
Learning behaviour is a 100page report from the Practitioners Group on school behaviour and discipline recommending how schools can nurture the ideal conditions to improve behaviour and discipline in schools. The specific recommendations will become part of the forthcoming education White Paper.
Developing Enterprising Young People
This report evaluates enterprise learning in schools at Key Stage 4 drawing on the research of two surveys performed in 2003/04 and 2004/05 and concludes that many shortcomings identified in the earlier surveys are still present in the latest. The key features required for the successful development of enterprise education are also identified.
Safeguarding Children in Education
Safeguarding Children in Education: Dealing With Allegations of Abuse Against Teachers and Other Staff is new guidance for schools and the authorities to speed up the process of dealing with allegations of abuse against teachers and support staff.
Improving the education and training of 14-19 year olds
This is the second annual report of the Nuffield Foundations review of 14-19 education. The 234page report concentrates on examining more deeply the three main questions raised in the first Report: What are the aims of education in the 14-19 phase? Which of our young people are participating and progressing within the current system? How could the system be changed to enable more of them to do so?