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Adult basic skills

Adult basic skills

Findings from the Education Development Trust (formerly CfBT Education Trust) International Review undertaken to inform continuous improvements in the teaching and learning of adult basic skills. Written and researched by the National Foundation for ...  

Funding the pupil premium

Funding the Pupil Premium

This report explored the introduction of the pre-16 Pupil Premium for pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds  

Data dictatorship and data democracy

Data dictatorship and data democracy

This report presents findings from a nationwide survey of English secondary school teachers on their use of, and attitudes towards, pupil performance and progress data  

Improving coaching

Improving Coaching: Evolution not revolution

This report is based on collaborative research with thirteen schools in four regions of England  

An international perspective on integrated children's services

An international perspective on integrated children’s services

The study involved a review of the international literature on, and policies relating to, the integration of children’s services  

Worldwide provision to develop gifts and talents

Worldwide provision to develop gifts and talents

This report explored the provision of gifted education  

Instinct or reason

Instinct or Reason: How education policy is made and how we might make it better

This report investigates the factors that lie behind the formation of educational policy  

School inspection

School Inspection: recent experiences in high performing education systems

This report focuses on inspection practices in a range of countries with developed education systems, including in particular: England, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore and the Netherlands  

Extended services

Extended services: ensuring sustainability using the social enterprise model

This report examines the extent to which social enterprise is used in schools to deliver extended services  

Safe and special

Safe and Special: An evaluation of bullying prevention methods involving pupils with special needs and disabilities

This summary aims to provide an outline of research into the use of bullying prevention methods with pupils with special educational needs (SEN)