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Regional Schools Commissioners – Commons Education Committee

January 27, 2016

The DfE's Regional Schools Commissioners have been operating since September 2014 with responsibility to oversee the Secretary of State's functions over Academies. Since then their role has increased. The House of Commons Education Committee has reported on these developments and this is the CSN Briefing on the report.

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Teacher supply – update

January 21, 2016

There has been much public debate about the supply of school teachers and a claimed lack of applicants for teaching jobs. This CSN Briefing looks at the evidence ahead of a major report from the House of Common Education Committee on the issue.

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Schools Adjudicator – 2015 annual report

January 14, 2016

The Chief Schools Adjudicator published her annual report at the end of 2015. Schools Adjudicator are now mainly concerned with deciding whether school admission arrangements comply with the DfE's School Admissions Code. This CSN briefing summarises the report including the appeals to the adjudication service and the reports by local…

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Urban School Reform: International Comparisons – five cities

December 17, 2015

Learning from the success of other school systems is an important element of school improvement. CfBT has produced a comparative report on the achievements of five urban education systems. This CSN briefing looks at the report.

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School Accountability and the Effectiveness of OFSTED – Education Datalab

December 15, 2015

The availability of large data sets pupil information, and their matching with school performance and inspection data has enabled independent researchers to ask important questions about the effectiveness and future development of the schools system in England. Education Datalab is one such body and this CSN briefing looks at a…

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School improvement: effective school partnerships – DfE research review

November 25, 2015

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.

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Private Tuition for school children and its impact

October 8, 2015

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.

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