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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.

books, library, education, knowledge

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.

school colouring pencils - education

Pencils, school, education, early years

classroom, pencils, teaching, education, children

Pencils, school, education, early years

Coasting Schools – a literature review

June 24, 2015

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.

children walking to school

Life lessons: PSHE and SRE in schools – Commons Education Committee

March 25, 2015

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.

red tape, deregulation, regulation

Deregulation Bill

June 17, 2014

* 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,…

Reform of the National Curriculum in England: DfE consultation

March 1, 2013

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…

How can we encourage good schools to expand? DfE research

January 24, 2013

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…

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