Tackling Child Obesity
This 62–page is report, prepared jointly by the National Audit Office, the Healthcare Commission and the Audit Commission, considers the effectiveness of government work to tackle child obesity and how it might be improved. The report shows that while a multifaceted approach to child obesity is the most effective, there is little evidence to show whether the range of programmes and initiatives in place to improve children’s health and nutrition is sufficient to achieve the government's target. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 07
Drug use, smoking and drinking among young people in England
This is a 25–page survey on secondary school children aged 11 to 15, carried out for the Health and Social Care Information Centre and the Home Office by the National Centre for Social Research and the National Foundation for Educational Research. It shows that around 11% of 11–15 years olds had taken drugs in the timeframe of 4 weeks, 9% had smoked at least one cigarette in a week and 22% had drunk alcohol in a week.
White children’s perspectives on inter–ethnic relations
This is a summary of a 74–page report by the Glasgow Centre for the Child & Society on the experiences of young people from white ethnic backgrounds following the move from primary to secondary school. It examines young people's school experiences within the context of wider family, peer and neighbourhood relationships, and the relations between young people from a variety of backgrounds. Update Note: The full report is no longer available.
ASBESTOS – An important message for schools
The Health and Safety Executive has updated its information on managing asbestos in schools. The potential exposure of teachers and pupils to asbestos remains low but HSE is re–issuing the guidance to remind those responsible of their duties relating to the management of asbestos.
Learning Behaviour Principles and Practice – What Works in S
This publication forms Section 2 of Learning Behaviour, the report from the Practitioners’ Group on School Behaviour and Discipline, which was produced by the DfES in October 2005. The group, chaired by Alan Steer, identifies examples of good practice that promote improved behaviour and can be adopted by all schools.
Childcare and Early Years Provision: A Study of Parents’ Use
This 316–page report from the National Centre for Social Research is intended to provide salient, up–to–date information on parents’ use, views and experiences of childcare and early years provision, as well as to continue the time series data on these issues from two previous survey series.
Estimating the Relationship between School Resources and Pup
This report summarises the results from a project investigating the effect of additional school resources on pupil attainment in examinations for the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE).
Food for thought: A survey of healthy eating in registered c
This 13–page survey looks at whether children in the paid daily care of others receive good quality meals and whether they learn at an early age the benefits of a healthy diet.
Safeguarding children in a digital world – Developing a stra
This 44–page document by Becta considers the development of an e–safety strategy, drawing together policies and practices, education and training, and infrastructure and technology – all underpinned by inspection and standards. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 08
Evaluating mathematics provision for 14–19–year–olds
This Ofsted report looks at factors leading to high achievement, motivation and participation in 14–19 mathematics, and the factors which act against high achievement. The findings are intended to contribute to the debate on the future of mathematics education in England, following the publication of the Smith Report, ‘Making Mathematics Count’. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 08