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Systems and structures

Systems and structures

This review looks at the way high-performing and improving education systems share out power and responsibility. Resources can be critical to achieving policy implementation.  

From exclusion to inclusion

From exclusion to inclusion

With a specific focus on children with special educational needs (SEN), this review addresses the forms of classroom practice that can help all children to participate, focusing on elements of inclusive education and the implications for schools and ...  

Teachers

Teachers

This review addresses the characteristics of effective teachers, tackles the problems in recruiting and securing the best candidates to teaching roles and identifies best practice in not only recruiting, but also deploying and retaining teachers.  

Curriculum and assessment

Curriculum and assessment

This review deals with the structure and contents of the curriculum; curriculum delivery; the relationship between school structures and the curriculum on offer ('study pathways'); and teaching (pedagogy).  

Beyond the digital divide

Beyond the digital divide: young people and ICT

The concept of the 'digital divide' has long been used to justify provision of free or discounted computer equipment to school students in the UK, yet 95% of households with children now have access to the internet.  

Making external school review effective

Making external school review effective

This report considers how learning outcomes can be improved based on findings from the 2012 Windsor International Conference on School Improvement through Inspection and External Review.  

Community based accountabiltiy in India

Community-based accountability for school improvement

A report of a research project which used a novel approach to improve school standards in India: the training of illiterate mothers to inspect and report on local school quality using a traffic-light scorecard process.  

Unleashing greatness

Unleashing greatness: getting the best from an academised system

The Academies Commission, sponsored by CfBT, conducted a seven-month 'rapid review' of the academies landscape and this report documents its findings.  

To the next level

To the next level: good schools becoming outstanding

The research that this report analyses the processes by which good schools move on to be outstanding  

New models for organising education

New models for organising education: ‘Flexi-schooling’ – how one school does it well

This report describes and comments on how Hollinsclough has supported ‘flexi-schooling’, an approach to education which offers to parents, some of whom wish to educate their children at home, opportunities for part-time attendance at the ...