schools

Changing childhoods?: the same as you?

This report, one of a series of supplementary reports to 'The same as you?' review of services for people with learning disabilities, focuses on improving services and supports for children and young people with learning disabilities and with autism spectrum disorder in Scotland.

School funding and social justice : a guide to the pupil premium

Report examining the system of funding for schools in England. It concludes the system should be reformed and recommends part of the reform should be the introduction of a premium for pupils from more disadvantaged backgrounds. It argues a pupil premium would enable schools to plan their budgets around their admissions and fund programmes to improve educational attainment.

Learning from Targeted Mental Health in Schools phase 1 pathfinders : summary report

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.

Healthy weight, healthy lives : guidance for local areas

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.

Indicators of a school's contribution to well-being : consultation document

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.

Improving safeguarding in schools (ISIS): are you meeting safeguarding standards in your school?

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.

A study of children and young people who present challenging behaviour

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.

Leading from the front

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.

Independent Inquiry into Abuse at Kerelaw Residential School and Secure Unit

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 on the employment of children

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.