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Systematic literature review on how training and professional development activities impact on teaching assistants’ classroom practice (1988-2006)

The initial review question used to explore and map the research literature was: What is the impact (both measured and perceived) of training on primary and secondary Teaching Assistants (TAs) and their ability to support pupils’ learning and engagement?
This systematic review was published by EPPI-Centre in 2007. Systematic reviews aim to find as much as possible of the research relevant to the particular research questions, and use explicit methods to identify what can reliably be said on the basis of these studies.

Allegations of abuse against teachers and non-teaching staff: interim findings from a survey of local authority designated officers

Research brief that presents the interim findings of the research based on evidence from a census survey of LADOs in 2011. The survey collected data on allegations of abuse made against teachers, non-teaching staff in schools and further education (FE) teachers referred to LADOs in the period 1st April 2009 to 31st March 2010.

Questions explored the number and nature of allegations referred, investigative action taken, time taken to conduct investigations and outcomes.

SCIE guide 13 : learning, teaching and assessment of law in social work education

This guide focuses on learning, teaching and assessing law in social work education. It is not the purpose of the guide to prescribe law curriculum content. Rather, its purpose is to set out the key choices that those engaged in learning, teaching and assessing law must consider. This is followed by examples of how that learning, teaching and assessment might be enriched, for example through the involvement of experts by experience, or the use of case studies.

Safeguarding in schools: best practice

Report that illustrates and evaluates the features of best practice in safeguarding, based on inspection evidence from the 19% of all maintained primary, secondary and special schools, residential special schools and pupil referral units inspected between September 2009 and July 2010 where safeguarding had been judged outstanding.

It also draws on a more detailed analysis and evaluation of safeguarding practice in a small sample of outstanding schools visited by Her Majesty’s Inspectors.

Ethical standards in public life etc. (Scotland) Act 2000

This Act of Scottish Parliament is in seven parts.

Part 1 looks at codes of conduct for councillors, members of devolved public bodies, revisal of members' codes and the duties of councils and devolved public bodies.

Part 2 of the Act covers methods of enforcing the codes of conduct and investigating any claims which allege a code has been broken.

Part 3 contains general and miscellaneous provisions relating to Parts 1 and 2, including definitions of terms in the Act.

Part 4 details codes of conduct for members of other bodies.

OU on the BBC: School Day

This resource looks at the UK education system. On January 15th 2004 a dozen film crews from the BBC in Bristol went out across the length and breadth of the country to capture a day in the life of education. Each crew followed a single person over their normal day.