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?
Developing a coherent 14-19 phase of education and training
This document evaluates the progress that has been made in developing a coherent phase of education and training for young people between the ages of 14 and 19. It considers the impact of local 14-19 strategies and a growing climate of greater collaboration between learning providers.
The Childcare Bill introduced to Parliament on 8 November 2005 enshrines in law parents legitimate expectation of accessible high quality childcare and services for children under 5 and their families. The Bill implements the aims set out in 'The Ten Year Strategy for Childcare - choice for parents, the best start for children' published in December 2004, which acknowledged that education and care for the youngest children could be brought together in a more coherent way.