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GCSE results: "volatility is normal"

Date: 15.10.2018

Why does school GCSE performance sometime vary quite widely from one year to the next?...

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Music: an uncertain future?

Date: 11.10.2018

A survey by Sussex University shows how music is suffering in the curriculum....

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Childhood obesity latest

Date: 11.10.2018

Obesity on the increase at top end of primary schools and the social deprivation gap in obesity is widening...

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Physical education and sport in schools

Date: 02.10.2018

This briefing provides information on the provision of physical education and sport in schools, including National Curriculum requirements, funding, the School Games, and regulations relating to school playing fields....

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School uniform costs in England

Date: 02.10.2018

Concerns are regularly raised about the cost of school uniform - this briefing introduces the rules and policy discussion in England, and sets out the support available for school uniform costs across the UK....

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Careers guidance in schools, colleges and universities...

Date: 02.10.2018

This House of Commons Library briefing paper looks at the requirements on schools, colleges and universities in England to provide careers guidance, the quality of the advice provided, and also the organisations working to provide...

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Safeguarding in English schools

Date: 02.10.2018

This briefing provides information on the safeguarding responsibilities of schools in England, including the role of governing bodies, head teachers and school staff, the inspection of safeguarding, safe staff recruitment, and procedures...

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Transport provision for post-16 students in England

Date: 02.10.2018

This House of Commons library briefing outlines the arrangements for transport to education and training for students between the ages of 16 to 19....

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Grammar schools in England

Date: 02.10.2018

This Commons Library briefing paper provides an outline of the current position relating to grammar schools and proposed Government reforms. It covers England only. The paper also outlines recent support and opposition to the...

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Attainment for Pupil Premium pupils lower in 2018

Date: 28.09.2018

Data from 1,670 schools in the FFT Key Stage 4 Early Results Service shows a reverse trend in PP attainment this year....

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Returns to a degree

Date: 27.09.2018

This House of Commons library briefing looks at the returns of participation in higher education and the benefits of higher education for individuals and society in the context of the rise in participation in higher education, changes in...

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Learning Disability

Date: 27.09.2018

House of Commons Library briefing on policies and services for people with a learning disability in England....

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What if there's no Brexit deal?

Date: 27.09.2018

What could happen if the EU and UK negotiators don't agree a withdrawal agreement in time and the UK has to leave the EU on 29 March 2019 without one - and with no framework for future relations either? This paper looks at how such a...

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Suicide Prevention Policy and Strategy

Date: 27.09.2018

This House of Commons Library briefing paper examines suicide prevention policies and strategies throughout the UK. It outlines national and local approaches to prevention policy in England, as well as Scotland, Wales, and Northern...

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2018 annual report on education spending in England

Date: 17.09.2018

School sixth forms have faced budget cuts of 21% per student since their peak in 2010–11, while total school spending per pupil has fallen by 8% in real terms since 2009–10 ...

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