May 2021

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DSS 20/21 81 Supporting SEND

This report from Ofsted presents findings from a small-scale research project looking at how well the needs of pupils with SEND are being met in schools.

DSS 20/21 82 Research Review Series: Science

This report from Ofsted presents findings from research to identify the elements of a high-quality science curriculum.

DSS 20/21 83 What and How Kids are Reading

This report from Renaissance Learning looks at pupils’ attitudes to reading and explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

DSS 20/21 84 The Effects of High-Quality Professional Development on Teachers and Students

In this report, the Education Policy Institute presents a cost-benefit analysis of continuing professional development (CPD) for teachers.

DSS 20/21 85 A Review and Evaluation of Secondary School Accountability in England

This report from the Education Policy Institute looks at the state of education in England and examines the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers.

DSS 20/21 86 Centre Judgements: Teaching Staff Survey Summer 2020

In this report, Ofqual presents findings from an online survey and interviews conducted with staff to gain insight into their views of the 2020 assessment process.

DSS 20/21 87 High-Stakes Testing after Basic Secondary Education: How is it Done in High-Performing Education Systems?

This report from Cambridge Assessment explores how RHPJs (repeatedly high performing jurisdictions) assess pupils at the end of basic secondary education, and challenges the view that England is an outlier.

DSS 20/21 88 Working Towards Mentally Healthy Schools and FE Colleges: The Voice of Students

This report from the Anna Freud Centre presents findings from a survey of young people about what they want to learn about mental health, whom they would turn to for support, and what mental health topics they want to discuss.

DSS 20/21 89 Analysis Paper: Preliminary Research Findings on Education Recovery

This report from the Education Policy Institute makes a case for increased spending to support lost learning in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

DSS 20/21 90 The Wood Report

This independent report published by the DfE evaluates the implementation of the new multi-agency safeguarding arrangements.

Points of Information No.229

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