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Careers education: What should young people learn and when?

Today we have launched an important new report, which sets out what young people should learn during their careers education, and when. More Than A Job’s Worth: Making Careers Education Age-Appropriate was commissioned by the charity Founders4Schools, and argues that children’s careers education should begin as soon as they start school. While this is something …

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Developing creative writing in schools

Today marks the publication of findings from our three-year long evaluation of Arts Council England’s ‘Creative Writing in Schools’ (CWiS) programme. What did we evaluate? In 2015, Arts Council England committed £1.2m to fund CWiS, which: Was a three-year long programme delivered by First Story and Paper Nations; Involved 3,000 pupils aged 8- to 14-years-old (around …

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‘Boys on Track’: Improving support for white FSM-eligible and black Caribbean boys in London

Today LKMco and the Greater London Authority (GLA) launch ‘Boys on Track’, new research looking at how support for white free school meal-eligible and black Caribbean boys across London can be improved. The GLA commissioned this research because attainment among London’s most disadvantaged young people lags an average of 12 months behind their more advantaged peers, having …

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Inside the black box: how high-performing schools create a positive culture

Anyone who has visited a range of schools soon notices the subtle but distinctive feel of different school cultures. Now, our latest research report, published today by the Department for Education, sets out in detail how these subtle differences can be pinned down in more concrete terms, and identifies the key practices that lie behind …

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