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This revised edition of HM Inspectorate of Education's report How good is our school? replaces all previous versions.

Along with a revised edition of Child at the Centre, this document forms the third part of How good is our school? The Journey to Excellence.

The aim of this publication is to help schools to evaluate the quality of its education, based around a set of quality indicators.

From the 'Findings' section of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation this gives a summary of research published in July 2006. ""This research, by Clare Cassidy, Rory O'Connor and Nike Dorrer, examined how young people from different minority ethnic groups experience growing up in Scotland. It compared these experiences with those of young white people to consider similarities and differences in the transition to adulthood."

Report aiming to make a contribution to the debate on how best to educate children with learning difficulties by arguing that parents are the best people to decide where their children should attend school and laying out a strategy to make parental choice rather than 'expert' opinion the driver for policy.

The document provides guidance on mainstreaming to enable local multi-agency partnerships to benefit from this way of working.

It provides them with a route map, allowing them to determine the appropriate level of response in given circumstances to meet the needs of local partners and neighbourhoods.

Report of a study which looked at routes, destinations and outcomes for pupils permanently excluded from special schools and Pupil Referral Units. The study arose out of concerns over the quality of educational provision for young people with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties in England voiced by the Steer Report.

Article which summarises the methods and findings of a study which examined the role of social care professionals in extended schools and children's centres. It was found that the extended school environment can help strengthen multi-agency relationships. The research was conducted by the National Foundation for Educational Research.

This is a practical guide about how to consult with children and young people on policy related issues. It is written for community workers, youth workers, teachers, local authority workers, facilitators and other organisations and individuals working with children and young people. It is also for children and young people themselves who may be involved or interested in organising a consultation exercise.[Feb 2008 - no longer available from Save the Children]

Report of the development and proceedings of the inaugural Scottish Young Carers Festival which took place at the Broomlee Centre in West Linton on 13th-14th September 2008. The festival's purpose was to gather 500 young carers together and give them the opportunity to air issues important to them and interact with key decision makers to influence the decisions and policies which affect them.

Paper exploring the links between school, family and environmental background influences during adolescence and later adult economic outcomes.

Report of a study focusing on the support available to asylum seeker and refugee children and their families and how effectively this support meets the educational, social and cultural needs of asylum seeker and refugee pupils in school.