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The Office for Public Management was commissioned by the Department for Children, Schools and Families to design and deliver a series of Action Learning Sets (ALS) to support 25 Targeted Mental Health in Schools (TaMHS) phase 1 pathfinders. This report presents the key points of learning from the quarterly ALS summary reports and 11 interviews with people involved in delivering TaMHS.

This Statistics Publication Notice presents national information on the follow-up destination status in March/April 2009 of those young people who left school in school year 2007/08. The publication also provides information on the change in status of these young people since information was published on them in the “Destinations of Leavers from Scottish Schools: 2007/08” publication on 11 December 2008.

UK Government guidance providing advice on how local partnerships can develop obesity plans, including understanding the scale of the problem in their communities, setting local objectives, choosing interventions where and when required and making sure progress is monitored and evaluated.

UK Government consultation document on proposed school-level indicators to improve the information available to schools to help them assess the well-being issues their pupils face and evaluate the school's performance in promoting pupil well-being.

An online self-assessment and development resource that features a step-by-step online guide to help schools audit how they are meeting safeguarding standards. The standards have been cross referenced with the Ofsted self-evaluation form and National Healthy Schools framework.

This publication covers the review of published material which formed a part of the larger research undertaken by the University of Birmingham. The purpose of this research was to: review published material to determine the range of characteristics and definitions of challenging behaviour used by academic researchers and practitioners; survey a range of educational practitioners about their understanding of behaviour that presents challenges to settings, schools and colleges.

Report looking at options for reforming public services in the UK to make them more effective and responsive. It argues that reform should be based on principles such as a lessening of bureaucracy and over-management, better training for staff and better accountability.

Jointly commissioned report by the Scottish Government and Glasgow City Council of the Independent Inquiry into Abuse at Kerelaw Residential School and Secure Unit.

Guidance document setting out the main provisions of the law on child employment. It is aimed mainly at local authorities, employers and parents to increase understanding and effective operation of the law. It includes best practice advice to help those implementing the law deal with the sorts of questions they regularly face.

UK Government guidance outlining the types of bullying which might happen in extended services and the actions which can be taken to both stop bullying happening and respond effectively when it does happen.