schools

How good is our school?: self-evaluation using quality indicators

This edition of 'How good is our school?' replaces that published in 1996. It is designed, as were the earlier editions, to help headteachers and teachers in school self-evaluation and to assist education authority officials in discharging their responsibilities for quality assurance. The continuing strength of this set of quality indicators is that it is used in external evaluation by HM Inspectors as well as in self-evaluation by schools and by local authorities in quality assurance procedures.

Responding to Lord Laming's recommendation for further guidance on effective practice for Local Safeguarding Children Boards: a summary outline for consultation and a call for evidence

Lord Laming published The Protection of Children in England: A Progress Report on 12 March 2009. In his report Lord Laming recommended that “The Department for Children, Schools and Families must provide further guidance to Local Safeguarding Children Boards on how to operate as effectively as possible following the publication of the Loughborough University research on Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs)”.The publication of this summary outline builds on the progress already made in addressing Lord Laming’s recommendations.

New arrangements for Connexions/careers services for young people in England

Report of a survey looking at the impact of new arrangements for careers and related services for young people in England whereby responsibility for managing such services passed from Connexions Partnerships to local authorities.

Post-16 education and disabled learners : a guide for schools, colleges and for information, advice and guidance workers

Guide intended to bridge the gap between school and further and higher education by providing those who work in the area with information about the support available for disabled students in further and higher education in England.

Narrowing the gap in outcomes for vulnerable groups: a review of the research evidence

This report presents findings from a review of the best evidence on narrowing the gap in outcomes across the five Every Child Matters (ECM) areas for vulnerable groups. The aims and focus of the review was to look at the empirically-based research on narrowing the gaps in outcomes that had been carried out in the UK since 2002; identify the vulnerable groups covered in the research; identify which ECM outcome areas in which the gaps are being narrowed; to identify how gaps are being narrowed; and to identify gaps in the research or evidence base.

Exclusion from schools In Scotland: guidance to education authorities

Information on the advice given to local authorities in 2003 from the Scottish Government.

The guidelines include the rights and responsibilities of pupils and parents.

The annual report of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Education, children's services and skills 2007/08

Report presenting evidence and findings from the first full year of inspection and regulation carried out by the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills established in April 2007 and covering childcare, children's social care and education and skills provision for learners of all ages.

Young people and substance use : the influence of personal, social and environmental factors on substance use among adolescents in Scotland

Report presenting the findings of a study which aimed to provide a holistic understanding of substance use behaviour among young people in Scotland and identify the key factors which influence alcohol, tobacco and drug use among this group. The report sets out to inform the development of relevant educational programmes and materials for use within schools.

Mary : Disability : Case Narrative

This short training scenario was originally used in the context of introductory child protection training. It gives brief information from which participants are asked to identify what they are concerned about and what they would do next. A school is concerned about the behaviour of a disabled child.

The annual report of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Education, Children's Services and Skills 2008/09

Report presenting the findings from annual inspections of childcare, children's social care, local authority services for children, schools, colleges, initial teacher education, adult learning, provision for young people in secure accommodation and the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service in England.