Obesity, Healthy Eating And Physical Activity In Primary Schools
By the start of primary school, almost a quarter of children in England are overweight or obese. This rises to over a third by the time children leave Year 6. Obesity in children starting Reception has risen for the second year in a row. This Ofsted research looks at the actions primary schools are taking to reduce childhood obesity.
Review of Level 4 and 5 Education
This DfE research reveals that less well known Level 4 and 5 qualifications could be the key to unlocking the skills demanded by employers and lead to rewarding, well-paid jobs.
Secondary School Choice And Selection
This research, commissioned for the Department for Education by Lancaster University explores how choices and admissions vary across different English cities, and for different socio-demographic groups within those cities.
School Cultures And Practices: Supporting The Attainment Of Disadvantaged Pupils
This DfE research makes a series of recommendations for the Department for Education after identifying the characteristics of schools that do well with children from disadvantaged backgrounds both in and outside London.
Improving Teaching Effectiveness: Final Report
This report published by the RAND Corporation, shows the findings from an evaluation of a $575 million programme to improve teacher performance. It found that while sites implemented new measures of teaching effectiveness and modified personnel policies accordingly, the programme had no impact on pupil outcomes.
Alternative Provision And The Scandal Of Ever Increasing Exclusions
This report by The Education Committee examines the reasons behind an increase in exclusions in mainstream schools and looks at how to overcome the obstacles and problems encountered by parents and children in the process of exclusion and referral. It also sets out the issues and challenges faced by alternative provision providers and what good practice looks like.