White Boys From Low-Income Backgrounds: Good Practice In Sch
This is an Ofsted report on a small survey of good practice in the education of white boys from low-income backgrounds. The survey consisted of 20 schools across England where white British boys from low-income backgrounds performed better in public tests and examinations than their counterparts in other schools. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 3.08 (32)
Anti-Social And Other Problem Behaviours Among Young Childre
This research report for the Home Office presents the findings of two studies carried out on a sample from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children at two ages – 8.5 and 10.5 years. It looks at both risk factors and resilience or protective factors. The findings from these studies highlight the importance of early intervention to tackle individual and family factors, particularly those associated with cognitive and behavioural development. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 3.08 (32)
More Good Teachers
This report by leading think-tank Policy Exchange shows that undergraduates and professionals think teaching is like social work or nursing. The report demonstrates how we can recruit, retain and develop a new generation of talented, inspired and effective teachers to tackle educational inequality and that we should resist calls to further ‘professionalise’ teaching in ways which only make it less appealing to the high performing graduates whom we need in our schools. The report makes a series of radical recommendations that would encourage more such people to enter teaching. Underlying all of these recommendations is a shift away from seeing teaching as a career for life but instead something that talented people can easily move in and out of. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 3.08 (32)
The Good Teacher Training Guide 2008
More than a quarter of trainee teachers never work in the classroom. Many drop out before the end of courses or decide to shun the profession altogether - despite obtaining an official teaching qualification. The conclusions - in this study by Professor Alan Smithers and Dr Pamela Robinson, from Buckingham University - come amid growing concerns over teacher shortages in some subjects. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 3.08 (32)
Admissions: The Higher Education Sector’s Plans For Change.
With the increase in student numbers and political concern to ensure fair access to higher education, universities have been reviewing their admissions processes in order to improve their transparency, efficiency and effectiveness. This report highlights the areas where there is scope for improvement and outlines how the sector is addressing the practical implications of any changes. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 3.08 (32)
Carbon Emissions From Schools: Where They Arise And How To R
This report quantifies for the first time the contribution of English schools to greenhouse gas emissions, and also offers scenarios for how these may change on the way to 2050. The report finds that England’s schools system is responsible for 9.4 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions per year. Heat and power used in school buildings account for 37% of those emissions. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 3.08 (32)
A Longitudinal Study Of Immigrant Children.
Children as young as 5 have been shown to understand issues regarding integration and separation. This research, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), confirms that the ethnic composition of primary schools has a direct impact on children’s attitudes towards those in other ethnic groups and on their ability to get on with their peers. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 3.08 (32)
A review of vocational qualification achievements in the UK.
Over 3,250,000 vocational qualifications were awarded in the UK last year. The figures, contained in an independent review of vocational qualifications by education foundation Edge, show a rise of 8.3 per cent on the previous year and a 117 per cent rise on the numbers awarded five years ago. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 3.08 (32)
Draft Apprenticeships Bill
The draft Apprenticeships Bill has been published to establish a statutory basis for the entire apprenticeships programme for uniform high quality apprenticeships that will have the confidence of both apprentices and employers. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 3.08 (32)
DCSF Capability Review
This review assesses the capability of The Department for Children, Schools and Families to deliver on long term aims and identify improvements that are needed for the future in terms of leadership, strategy and delivery. In particular the review finds that the Children’s Plan has helped the Department develop a shared purpose and direction. But this new agenda brings significant challenges and the review has identified areas where we need to continue to improve so we can deliver our future objectives. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 3.08 (32)