Primary National Strategy: An evaluation of its impact in primary schools 2004-05
This is an Ofsted report evaluating the implementation of the Primary National Strategy (PNS). The evaluation began in September in 2004 and covered five key strands within PNS: teaching and learning in literacy and numeracy; teaching and learning across the curriculum; transition from the Foundation Stage into Key Stage 1; leadership and management; and inclusion.
An evaluation of the School Sport Partnership Programme 2005
This report looks at levels of participation in high quality PE and school sport in partnership schools. It also aims to collect information concerning involvement in intra and inter school PE and sport, the range of sports offered by schools, links to clubs, the numbers of pupils registered as gifted and talented and involvement in sports volunteering and leadership.
Teaching Approaches to Promote Consistent Level 4 Performance in KS2 English and Mathematics
A 192-page research report that explores how successfully schools teach English and mathematics. The research conducted through case study visits looks at the ways in which the Primary National Strategy influenced organisation and practice in schools.
Race Equality in Further Education
This is a 50page report by HMI on the progress and good practice evident in further education colleges in response to the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000. The survey covers: • The general duty of colleges to eliminate unlawful racial discrimination and promote racial equality between different racial groups • The assessment by colleges of the impact of their policies on learners and staff from different racial groups • Their monitoring, by racial group, of the participation, retention and achievements of learners, and of staff recruitment and career progress.
Research for the Priory Group on the attitudes and behaviours of young people aged 12-19 to a wide range of issues ranging from schoolwork and relationships to sex drugs suicide and self-harm. The results show that an unacceptably high proportion of British youngsters suffer from a wide range of mental health issues that adversely affect family life, friendships, development and academic achievement.
Reducing Re-Offending Through Skills and Employment
This is a 49-page Government Green Paper which sets out how offenders can be better trained and helped to get jobs. Since 1997 the government has introduced a clearer sentencing framework a National Offender Management Service (NOMS) and more effective education and training through the Offender Learning and Skills Service (OLASS). This strategy document sets out how the government plans to build on these successes and further improve offenders’ prospects by tackling poor skills and high levels of unemployment.
Factors influencing year 9 Career Choices
This is research for the Engineering and Technology Board. This 44-page report looks at Year 9 students subject choices. It focuses on their attitude towards science and the arts and the extent of their involvement in seeking and accessing career information. The project also looked at the relative impact of gender, level of attainment and social background.
EiC: Managing associated initiatives to raise standards
This OfSTED report examines the impact made by Excellence in Cities (EiC) and its associated programmes on raising standards and promoting social inclusion. Crucial to its success has been effective leadership and management. Where these qualities were lacking, there has been no noticeable improvement in the pupils' attainment or their progress.
Early Doors: Experiences for Children in Day Care During the First Hour of the Day
Early doors is an Ofsted report detailing the experiences of children in day care. There is evidence that the care that they receive during the first hour of the day is likely to be of poorer quality than during core hours with a lack of planning and organisation.
Independent Review of the Teaching of Early Reading
This is the first report from the Rose Review focusing on identifying the key principles of high quality phonic work. The report examines current practices for teaching children to read to ensure that the National Literacy Strategy is providing the most effective support for children's progression in reading. The final review will provide an input to the renewal of the National Literacy Strategy Framework, and the development of the new Early Years Foundation Stage.