Social Media, Social Life
Social media platforms are central to every aspect of teens' lives, from how they stay in touch with friends to how they engage with politics. This survey of 13- to 17-year-olds by the non-profit Common Sense Media, sheds light on teens' changing social media habits and why some kids are more deeply affected by their digital worlds.
Early Education Use And Child Outcomes Up To Age Four Years
This Natcen report explores whether child development at age four is associated with the amount of differing types of ECEC that children receive aged two to four years; the early years home environment and the quality of the parent/child relationship at age two to three; and the quality of the ECEC settings that children have attended at age two to four.
Higher Education Student Statistics: UK, 2016/17
The government has announced plans to crack down on grade inflation in universities amid fears that the growing number of first-class degrees being awarded to students is undermining their value. More than a quarter of graduates (26%) were awarded a first-class degree last year, up from 18% in 2012-13, according to data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.
Understanding KS4 Attainment And Progress
This DfE report looks at the academic attainment of young people in year 11. This is the point at which most sit their GCSE exams (or equivalents), which are also referred to as key stage 4 (or KS4) qualifications.
The Professional Learning Continuum: Mentoring In Initial Teacher Education
This Estyn report focuses on the development of student teachers’ critical thinking, reflection and evaluation as vital skills for professional learning, the mentor’s role in developing these skills, and how involvement in mentoring in ITE impacts on and relates to professional learning in schools more generally. Leadership Briefing 13.01(145)
Survey of Paediatric Audiology Provision in England 2018
This report by the National Deaf Children’s Society reveals mounting problems in children’s audiology, as one in five deaf children face delays and a third miss school. Leadership Briefing 13.01(145)
Access To Children And Young People’s Mental Health Services – 2018
This report by the Education Policy Institute assesses the state of children’s mental health services in England. The research examines access to specialist services, waiting times for treatment, and provision for those children that are not able to receive treatment. Leadership Briefing 13.01(145)
UTCs: Are They Delivering For Young People And The Economy?
More than half of students who attend University Technical Colleges (UTCs) - which take in pupils from the age of 14 to 19 - are dropping out between the ages of 16 and 17, according to this Education Policy Institute (EPI) report. It says the government scheme for technical education is costing hundreds of millions of pounds and failing to deliver good results for students. Leadership Briefing 13.01(145)
Improving Children And Young People’s Mental Health Services
This report by the National Audit Office looks at the issues of parity of esteem between physical and mental health services for children and young people. It says that even if current initiatives are delivered as intended, there would remain significant unmet need for mental health services amongst young people. Leadership Briefing 13.01(145)
Readiness For Additional Learning Needs Reforms
This Estyn report examines the extent to which maintained primary and secondary schools, pupil referral units (PRUs), and education otherwise than at school (EOTAS) settings are preparing to meet the demands of the new Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Act 2018. The findings of the report are based on a wide range of school inspection evidence and includes case studies for local authorities and schools to consider. Leadership Briefing 13.01(145)