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UK Department for Education, 2024
The Department for Education (DfE) is committed to minimising the use of reasonable force, including physical restraint and other restrictive practices in all schools in England, including special schools and alternative provision. This work programme will include updating the 'Use of reasonable force' guidance (2013) to provide school staff with…
Descriptors: Special Schools, Nontraditional Education, Discipline, Students with Disabilities
UK Department for Education, 2024
Over the last year, interest in and use of generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) has rapidly increased. Although GenAI is not new, recent advances in the underlying technology and greater accessibility mean that the public can now use it more easily. This poses opportunities and challenges for the education sector. The Digital Strategy…
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Technology Uses in Education, Automation, Information Technology
Pamela Woolner; Ahmed Kharrufa; Denise Lengyel; Alison Whelan; Katherine Clements – UK Department for Education, 2024
This report details exploratory research undertaken by Newcastle University from November 2022 to May 2023. The aim of this exploratory project was to develop, trial and evaluate approaches to providing indications of how outdoor space is being perceived, used and valued by students in four schools -- to ascertain which approach (or approaches)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Student Surveys, Secondary School Students
Ariel Lindorff; Jamie Stiff; Heather Kayton – UK Department for Education, 2024
This report outlines the results of the 2021 Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) in England. PIRLS is an international comparative study directed by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement. The aim of PIRLS is to assess and compare the reading performance of pupils in their fourth year of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Grade 4, International Assessment
UK Department for Education, 2023
The 'Higher Education Policy Statement and Reform Consultation' was launched in February 2022 with responses required by May 2022. This online consultation included 16 closed questions, which have been analysed quantitatively, and 29 open text boxes, which have been analysed qualitatively and the frequency of themes summarised quantitatively. The…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Student Costs
UK Department for Education, 2023
This review has looked at how to maximise the difference that academy trusts can make to children's lives, so all children can fulfil their potential, through a focus on trust quality and improved system resilience. High-quality trusts deliver for children in their schools and in their wider communities, as civic institutions acting in the public…
Descriptors: Governance, School Administration, Educational Quality, Administrative Organization
UK Department for Education, 2023
The Early Years Foundation Stage statutory framework (EYFS) statutory framework sets the standards and requirements that all early years providers must follow to ensure all children have the best start in life and are prepared for school. This includes the requirements for staff: child ratios for all providers delivering the EYFS and the…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Labor Force, Employment Qualifications
Ben Bryant; Simon Day – UK Department for Education, 2023
This research was commissioned as part of Inclusive Britain, the government response to the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities (CRED). The research sought to answer three main questions: (1) Where schools and trusts have closed attainment gaps between pupils from different ethnic groups, has this been the result of a deliberate strategy…
Descriptors: School Role, Achievement Gap, Racial Differences, Ethnicity
UK Department for Education, 2023
The Department for Education (DfE) commissioned IFF Research to undertake a survey and qualitative follow-up of HE providers to understand the range of institutional policies and practices they use to support student mental health and wellbeing. Questions in this study centred around the extent to which providers have adopted mental health and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, School Policy, Educational Practices, College Students
UK Department for Education, 2023
The proportion of higher education (HE) students reporting a mental health condition to their university has been increasing over recent years. Young people in particular are susceptible to poor mental health as they transition into adulthood. The Department for Education (DfE) commissioned IFF Research to undertake a survey and qualitative…
Descriptors: College Students, Access to Health Care, Mental Health, Well Being
Charlotte Bailey – UK Department for Education, 2023
The School Admissions Code ('the Code') requires school admission authorities to provide for the admission of all children in the September following their fourth birthday. This is when children usually start school, but a child does not reach compulsory school age until the "prescribed day" following their fifth birthday (or on their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Registration, Preschool Children, School Districts
Dina Foster; Caitlin McLemore; Brandon Olszewski; Ali Chaudhry; Ekaterina Cooper; Laurie Forcier; Rose Luckin – UK Department for Education, 2023
A rapid, exploratory review to establish a shared understanding of what constitutes good quality EdTech and implementation. The review: (1) examined existing frameworks and standards; and (2) identified the characteristics, quality components, essential conditions and evaluation criteria for the design and implementation of EdTech. The report…
Descriptors: Standards, Educational Technology, Guidelines, Evidence Based Practice
Jenni Ingram; Jamie Stiff; Stuart Cadwallader; Gabriel Lee; Heather Kayton – UK Department for Education, 2023
The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) assesses the knowledge and skills in mathematics, reading and science of 15-year-old pupils in countries around the world. PISA is run by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and assessment is typically undertaken every 3 years, allowing us to chart how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Achievement Tests, Secondary School Students
UK Department for Education, 2022
In response to evidence that teachers struggled to use technology to support learners with special educational needs, the Department for Education (DfE) ran an Assistive Technology Training Pilot programme for 79 schools from January 2022 to March 2022. The training focused on upskilling school staff in identifying and implementing appropriate…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Special Needs Students, Assistive Technology
Vicentini, Letizia; Day, Laurie; Gill, Valdeep; Lillis, Johnny; Komers, Selina; Olausson, Niklas – UK Department for Education, 2022
In December 2021, the Department for Education (DfE) appointed Ecorys UK to undertake a research project: Future opportunities for education technology in England. The project aimed to provide insights to the future of the EdTech market in England, considering likely developments in digital technology and education policy. This report presents the…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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