Graduates Career Planning And Its Effect On Their Outcomes
This DfE research examines student outcomes and career planning strategies. The study examined UK students who completed their full-time undergraduate study in 2011/12 and were aged 18-21 at the outset of their study. The cohort consisted of 7,500 students drawn from 27 institutions. Leadership Briefing 11.08(128)
Does Teacher Encouragement Inﬂuence Students’ Educational Progress?
Encouragement from teachers is key to keeping pupils engaged with education after the age of 16, suggests this study by Cambridge University research of more than 4,000 students in England. This is the first study of its kind to quantify the effect of encouragement on pupils, says the university. Leadership Briefing 11.08(128)
Financial Sustainability Of Schools
The biggest school funding shortages in England since the 1990s are threatening to damage standards, according to this report by the cross-party Public Accounts Committee, which finds that funding per pupil is reducing in real terms, which will mean schools cutting spending by £3bn by 2019-20. Leadership Briefing 11.08(128)
Learning To Be An Engineer
This research published by the Royal Academy of Engineering and the University of Winchester’s Centre for Real-World Learning found that schools that adapted their teaching to encourage students to develop ‘engineering habits of mind’ reaped the benefits not just in science and maths, but in pupils’ communication skills, artistic ability and confidence to engage in class discussions. Leadership Briefing 11.08(128)
Growing Up With The Internet
This report for the Lords Select Communications Committee highlights that children are adopting recently innovated technology in their everyday lives before policy makers, schools or parents can consider the implications of such technology.
Understanding School Segregation in England: 2011 to 2016
This research by The Challenge social integration charity looks at segregation by income and ethnicity in England’s schools. The study covers all of England’s 20,000+ registered state schools and found that thousands of schools across England are segregated along ethnic and socio-economic lines.
Safe Steps CSE Innovation Project
This DfE evaluation of the Safe Steps project examines community-based children’s homes, as an alternative to placing girls in secure care. It looks at how the project helps support young women experiencing, or at risk of, sexual exploitation. It also discusses how concerns about their safety can lead to placement in secure children’s homes or homes far from their own area.
Work Experience And Related Activities In Schools And Colleges
This DfE report looks at the current provision and operational practice of work experience and work-related activities at schools and colleges in England. It follows on from recommendations made in the Wolf review, which advocates a period of work experience, or a more extended work placement, as a core part of programmes for all post-16 students, whether following an academic or a technical curriculum, in order to support them in developing their work readiness.
Mental Health Services And Schools Link Pilots: Evaluation Report
This DfE report presents the findings from an independent evaluation of the Mental Health Services and Schools Link Pilot Projects on the effectiveness of improving children and young people’s access to mental health support.