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Evaluation of Booktime in England 2012-2013

Date: 01.08.2013

Appendices;Booktrust commissioned NFER to conduct an evaluation of the Booktime programme in England. The evaluation was designed to build on the findings of previous Booktime evaluations to provide insight into stakeholders’...

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Key stage 2 access arrangements: an investigation

Date: 01.08.2013

The government plans to introduce a robust and fair assessment system for access arrangements in 2014. Under these arrangements it is proposed that an updated and more efficient version of the DfE guidance will also be introduced in the...

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Teacher Guide: Parental Engagement and Narrowing the Gap...

Date: 01.08.2013

This short practical guide sets out the key messages on how to engage parents from disadvantaged groups. We have written it with primary school Senior Leadership Teams in mind. The guide is based on a rapid review of the evidence carried...

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GCSE and AS level results comparison: predictors of...

Date: 01.08.2013

This study forms part of the evidence base as to whether AS level results are necessary to predict university outcomes, or whether GCSE results alone would suffice. The study uses logistic regression models, which estimate the...

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What works in enabling school improvement? The role of...

Date: 01.08.2013

Against a background of increased school autonomy, this research looked at what works in enabling school-led system improvement and the emerging role of middle tier bodies. By ‘middle tier’ we mean the diverse range of bodies that...

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Evaluation of the phonics screening check: first interim...

Date: 01.08.2013

Since the 2010 schools white paper, there has been a clear commitment to ensure that the teaching of phonics is firmly established in the first years of school. This is supported by the core criteria for phonics programmes and also by a...

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An investigation of Headteachers` and teachers` views...

Date: 01.08.2013

The aim of this research was to investigate the views of senior staff, with responsibility for leading CPD strategy, towards science-specific CPD. Within the study there was a particular focus on how schools and FE colleges were...

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School level and LA level finance data: 1999 to 2012

Date: 01.08.2013

These documents contain detailed school revenue balances by school phase and school-level revenue balances for all local authority maintained and special schools in England.

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Rapid review of parental engagement and narrowing the gap...

Date: 01.08.2013

This rapid review explored parental engagement in education, with a particular focus on closing gaps in attainment for disadvantaged pupils. It looked at research published subsequent to a Department for Education review on the same...

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The Catholic School Mission: The role of the RE...

Date: 01.08.2013

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Achievement for All': effect on SEND pupils

Date: 01.08.2013

Research that looks into the outcomes of 16,000 pupils with SEND through data we collected during the first year of the AfA project. We collected the data through teacher surveys academic sources interviews with strategic people...

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Creating Citizenship Communities Project

Date: 01.08.2013

Survey phase report;The Creating Citizenship Communities project is funded by a generous grant from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and has been conducted in partnership between the Department of Education at the University of York and...

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ICT in schools: 2008 to 2011

Date: 01.08.2013

Since the Education Reform Act of 1988, information and communication technology (ICT) has been compulsory for all pupils from 5 to 16 in maintained schools. This report draws on evidence from the inspection of ICT 167 in primary,...

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‘Towards an understanding of the place of ethics in...

Date: 01.08.2013

As school based action research has taken a higher profile in UK schools, the place of ethics warrants particular attention. This paper draws on evidence from a taught online Master of Education (MEd) collated via chat room discussion...

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Investigation of key stage 2 level 6 tests

Date: 01.08.2013

Following Lord Bew’s review of key stage 2 testing, which found that the current system appeared to place a ceiling on the attainment of the most able pupils, the government made level 6 tests available to schools on an optional basis....

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