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Bullying of young people: Recent Research in England and Scotland

Bullying of young people remains a major area of concern for parents and those charged with running schools and other facilities where young people. This CSN Briefing looks at a recent DfE research publication as well as a similar publication produced for Scotland.

England & Wales Briefing
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English Baccalaureate implementation – DfE consultation

The DfE is consulting on the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) performance measure which it will introduce into English secondary schools. This CSN policy briefing looks at the issues.

England & Wales Briefing
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The Spending Review and Autumn Statement

Today the Chancellor of the Exchequer delivered his second spending review since 2010 and the first under a majority Conservative Government. The statement combines the Spending Review and the Autumn Statement.

England & Wales Briefing
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School improvement: effective school partnerships – DfE research review

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.

England & Wales Briefing
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Joining the Dots: Have recent reforms worked for those with SEND? – policy research

The recent reforms to the system for providing for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities commenced in September 2014. A number of studies dependent of the Government are looking at how the new system is being implemented especially in relation to other the Government's other reforms of the school system. This…

England & Wales Briefing
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Using evidence to guide policy decisions

This briefing focuses on the final obstacle to local authorities’ autonomy: the ability to use evidence of policy success, from interventions inside and outside their local areas, to guide their decisions.

Scotland Briefing
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Building the right support: a national plan to develop community services for people with a learning disability and/or autism with behaviour that challenges

‘Building the right support’ is the national plan to develop community services and close inpatient facilities for people with a learning disability and/or autism who display behaviour that challenges, including those with a mental health condition. We summarise and comment on it here.

England & Wales Briefing
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Apprenticeships: Delivering Skills for Future Prosperity – Ofsted Survey

The Government is committed to delivery three million apprenticeships in this Parliament. However, an Ofsted survey has found that a third of current apprenticeships are failing to provide sufficiently high-quality training, suggesting that the drive to create more apprenticeships has diluted their quality. This CSN Policy Briefing looks at the survey.

England & Wales Briefing
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On Your Radar October – November 2015

On Your Radar provides regular updates on information from central government, Parliament, and other key organisations. This edition contains: • Upcoming LGiU briefings • Government consultations • Select Committee inquiries • Legislation

England & Wales Briefing