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Disentangling what it means to be a Teacher in the st...

Date: 01.08.2013

The work of teachers has always been subjected to criticism. If there are concerns about the attitudes and behaviours of young people, then teachers and teacher education are usually expected to respond in some way. If there are...

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Evaluation of the sector-led peer challenge programme...

Date: 01.08.2013

Evaluation of the early adopter sector-led improvement programme pilots research report;The Children’s Improvement Board (CIB) and LGA commissioned NFER to carry out the second evaluation of the ‘sector-led peer challenge...

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Early professional development and languages teaching in...

Date: 01.08.2013

This article describes an Escalate-funded research project, which investigated the professional development of new primary teachers,trained on employment-based routes, in teaching modern foreign languages (MFL). Five universities in...

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Pupils not claiming free school meals: 2013

Date: 01.08.2013

This research updates the data collected in the 2012 report ‘Pupils not claiming free school meals’. This new report uses tax credits and benefits data from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) for December 2012 along with...

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Learning difficulties/disabilities: supported internship...

Date: 01.08.2013

Supported internships were one of a number of initiatives proposed in the 2011 special educational needs (SEN) green paper ‘Support and aspiration: a new approach to special educational needs and disability’. A supported internship...

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Relationship support trials for new parents: evaluation

Date: 01.08.2013

Much evidence exists around the breakdown of relationships and the negative associations this has on adult physical and mental health. Breakdown in this context refers not only to couple separation but also a substantial decline in the...

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Indicators to identify the disengaged

Date: 01.08.2013

Related blog post by Tami McCrone;Checklist and discussion aid;This research builds on the earlier scoping study to explore ways to further improve the system of identification of young people at risk of disengagement from learning but...

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16 to 19 funding formula programme cost weightings review

Date: 01.08.2013

The Secretary of State for Education announced his intention to review the funding formula for post-16 learning in the ‘16 to 19 funding statement’, published in December 2010. Prior to the development of the new funding formula, a...

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Evaluation of the Work Experience Placement Trials

Date: 01.08.2013

The Department for Education (DfE) funded an initiative that aimed to support young people to participate in high-quality work experience placements which Wolf recommended in her review of vocational education. DfE allocated funding to...

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Evaluation of the work experience placement trials

Date: 01.08.2013

This summary presents the findings, conclusions and recommendations from an independent evaluation by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) of the Department for Education work experience placement trials. The trials...

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Tomorrow`s Engineers evaluation of careers materials

Date: 01.08.2013

This report presents the findings of NFER’s research into the usage, perceptions and impact of the careers materials distributed by the Tomorrow’s Engineers programme and which are designed to help engage pupils and teachers in...

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SEND pathfinder programme: green paper support contracts

Date: 01.08.2013

Green paper support contracts were commissioned by the Department for Education to support the pathfinder teams working on reforms to the special educational needs and disability (SEND) system. SEND reform proposals were trialled in 20...

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Influence of problematic child-teacher relationships on...

Date: 01.08.2013

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Research into the phase 4 locally-led delivery projects...

Date: 01.08.2013

The 2008 Education and Skills Act included legislation to raise the age at which young people are required to stay in education or training in England to 17 years from 2013 and to their 18th birthday from 2015. To support the...

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Evidence on physical education and sport in schools

Date: 01.08.2013

The majority of the statistics are taken from the most recent PE and sport survey, which was commissioned by the Department for Education, and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s Taking Part survey.

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