Engaging Young People.
Engaging young people draws upon evidence from the inspections of local authority youth work which took place as part of Ofsted’s joint area reviews of children’s and young people’s services. It illustrates how the best youth work, properly planned and supported, contributes to young people’s broad education, promotes them as active citizens and helps them acquire the wider skills and attributes needed to engage fully in society. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 4.01 (37)
A Guide to School Choice Reforms.
This report sets out a blueprint for creating real school choice in the UK. It also looks at the lessons from the introduction of school choice reforms in Sweden and the USA. The report concludes that successful reform will mean combining elements from each system and building on the academies programme. The report also finds strong evidence that allowing independent providers into the state education system and giving schools greater freedoms dramatically raises educational standards. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 4.01 (37)
Our Global Future – How Can Schools Meet The Challenge Of Ch
Almost one third of teachers believe that the school system is failing to prepare pupils to deal with life and work in a fast changing and globalised world, according to this new Ipsos MORI research for education charity DEA. DEA has put forward a number of policy recommendations backed by a wide coalition including NASUWT, ATL, NUT, ASCL, AQA (the examining board) and the Council for Subject Associations. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 4.01 (37)
The Value Of The After-School Conversation.
Becta has launched new guidelines to help parents better engage with children’s learning. This report looks at how much parents and carers know about what their children get up to at school. The report exposes that after-school communication is a challenge for parents with 43% revealing they find it either difficult or very difficult to extract information from their child about their day at school. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 4.01 (37)
Deprivation and Education: Foundation Stage to Key Stage 4
This paper summarises research and statistical evidence on the subject of deprivation and education for pupils in Foundation Stage 4 in England, in maintained mainstream schools. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 4.01 (37)
Annual Maladministration Report
The annual maladministration report from the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority details the range of allegations of maladministration reported to the National Assessment Agency’s (NAA) national curriculum assessment maladministration team throughout 2008. The report compares the patterns of allegations made and the outcomes of cases submitted to the maladministration committee between 2006 and 2008. This report also offers recommendations for improvements in 2009 and for future test cycles. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 4.01 (37)
Safeguarding Children And Young People Who May Be Affected B
This is a consultation on new guidance to help professionals spot the first signs of gang membership. The guidance is aimed at professionals such as social workers, youth workers and youth offending teams already working with young people displaying risk factors. The new guidance, developed with the police and local authorities, lists 16 signs that should ring alarm bells and will be sent to thousands of youth and social workers later this year. It outlines what signs to look for, what traits make a young person most 'at-risk’'of getting caught up in a gang and provides an overview of support and intervention that are available to anyone working with young people. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 4.01 (37)
Progression Through Apprenticeships
The UK’s Apprenticeship renaissance could stall if careers information and guidance is not overhauled, warns this major new report from the Skills Commission. The report states too few young people, of all academic abilities, are taking up Apprenticeships due to inadequate careers advice but also a lack of clear progression routes. One of the major issues uncovered during the inquiry is that careers guidance professionals don’t understand local skills shortages or employer demand for apprentices. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 4.01 (37)
Raleigh’s Work With Disadvantaged Young People
In 2008, the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) was commissioned by Raleigh to research the long-term impact of Raleigh’s work with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. This research had two key objectives: 1. To provide Raleigh with feedback on its work with disadvantaged young people over the past 25 years. 2. To provide a case study of a practical intervention which has broader lessons for Policymakers and practitioners concerned with improving young people’s lives. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 4.01 (37)
Sharing Good Practice In Developing Pupils’ Literacy Skills
This report is based on a conference on literacy and the findings of two of Estyn’s most recent reports on literacy – Improving the learning and teaching of early reading skills and Best practice in the reading and writing of pupils aged 7 to 14 years. It considers ways of improving practice in order to raise standards of literacy for learners aged 3 to 14-years-of-age. Effective practices are grouped under key questions to assist leaders and managers to review areas of work and drive improvement further. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 4.01 (37)