Government initiatives over the last 20 years have encouraged schools to work together in partnership. The DfE has published an independent review of these developments which looks at what has happened and the effectiveness of the partnerships. This CSN briefing is on the DfE review.
There has been a rise in parent-paid private tuition for pupils in public schools in recent years. This briefing contains an overview of the issue, a description of recent research and a consideration of the issues for local authorities and schools.
The National Audit Office has published a value for money study on funding for disadvantaged pupils. This CSN Briefing analyses the report.
The DfE has published draft regulations on the definition of a coasting school. This briefing looks at the definition.
Teaching School Alliances are a major development in helping schools and teachers improve. This briefing is on a report which examines how the leadership of alliances has developed and reports on issues for their future development.
The 'coasting' school has recently become an objective of political debate although the term has been is use in educational administration for over 15 years. This Policy Briefing provides a review of the recent debate.
The House of Commons Education Committee has reported on Personal, Social, Health and Economics Education (PSHE) and Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) . The key recommendation is that these subjects should be compulsory in schools. This briefing looks at the report and other recent publications on the subject.
* A Deregulation Bill is making progress through both Houses of Parliament proposing a wide range of measures to reduce burdens on businesses, voluntary organisations and public bodies. * The scope of the legislation takes in health and safety, apprenticeships and employment law, company and insolvency law, rights of way,…
This briefing is based on the DfE consultation Reform of the National Curriculum in England. This is accompanied by The National Curriculum in England: Framework document for consultation which sets out the statutory elements of the National Curriculum and the proposed programmes of study for all National Curriculum subjects at…
This briefing draws attention to the publication of a report available from the DfE research website: How can we encourage good schools to expand? The research project was commissioned to explore how well the ‘market’ in education is working. More specifically, it approaches this question by trying to establish whether…