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Study Support Publications 

Barriers to Achievement - Special Educational Needs
The document sets out the Government's vision for giving children, with special needs and disabilies, the opportunity to succeed. Building on the proposals for the reform of children's services in 'Every Child Matters', it sets a new agenda for improvement and action at national and local level.
Reference Code: 0117/2004 Full document, 0118/2004 Summary
Available from: DfES Publications*

Best Value in Schools
This guide describes what best value means for schools and how applying the best value principles might benefit your school. The guide will outline how much current management practice in schools falls within the principles of best value.
Reference Code: 0090/2002
Available from: DfES Publications*

Bright Sparks : A Good Practice Guide
A guide designed to help you set up your own Bright Sparks programme in partnership with other schools. It highlights a range of generic issues affecting all study support schemes.
Reference Code: BS1
Available from: DfES Publications*

Bright Sparks :An Evaluation of a Study Support Programme Designed to Support the Process of Transition
An evaluation report designed to help those wishing to set up a Bright Sparks programme.  It highlights a range of generic issues affecting all study support schemes.
Reference Code: BS2
Available from: DfES Publications*

Cricket Explorer
A curriculum support material, developed in partnership with the England and Wales Cricket Board and npower, the England team’s sponsor. Cricket Explorer is a cricket based interactive educational resource which aims to raise key skills in geography. Available from: mailbox.playingforsuccess@dfes.gsi.gov.uk

The Essential Guide to Summer Schools
The Guide is based on the experience of 25 summer school pilot projects funded by DfES to encourage young people to take part in out of school hours learning activities.
Reference Code: 0082/2000
Available from: DfES Publications*



The Essential Guide to the Impact of Study Support
The Guide is based on the findings of the Study Support National Evaluation and Development Programme.
Reference Code: DfES 0248/2002
Available from: DfES Publications*

Extended Schools Providing Opportunities and Services for All
An extended school is one that provides a range of services and activities often beyond the school day. An excellent resource for all those involved in the same.
Reference Code: EXSG
Available from: DfES Publications*

An Introduction to Extended Schools Leaflet Providing Opportunities and Services For All
Reference Code: EXSGL
Available from: DfES Publications*

Extending Opportunity : A National Framework for Study Support
The National Framework will help those who play a part in study support.It aims to offer guidance and support and to raise awareness of what study support can achieve.
Reference Code: EOSS
Available from: DfES Publications*

Homework: Guidelines for Primary and Secondary Schools
Many schools have experience of planning and managing an effective homework programme. These guidelines draw on their experience and good practice.
Reference Code: HGPSS98
Available from: DfES Publications*

The Impact of Study Support
A study into the effects of participation in out-of-school-hours learning on the academic attainment, attitudes and attendance of secondary school students. 
Reference Code: RB 273 Research Brief (free)
Reference Code: RR273 Research Report (cost £4.95)
Available from: DfES Publications*
Also available to download from the DfES Research Website 



Inspecting Subjects 11-16 - New Developments in Secondary Curriculum with Guidance on Self-Evaluation
This booklet is intended to help inspectors, head teachers and staff to evaluate some new developments in secondary schools for pupils aged 11-16. It complements the Handbooks for Inspecting Secondary Schools and Special; Schools that were published in December 1999. It should also be read in conjunction with the Guidance on Evaluating Educational Inclusion published in October 2000.
Reference Code: HMI 262
Copies can also be downloaded from the OFSTED website  


Learning FC
A Key Stage 2 and 3 curriculum resource of literacy, numeracy and ICT exercises on the theme of football.
Hard copy is out of print but a copy can be downloaded from the  PfS website
Reference Code: LFC1

 

Learning Out of Hours: The Quality and Management of Study Support in Secondary Schools
This report summarises inspection and research evidence on aspects of out-of-hours learning activities in secondary schools.
Reference code: HMI 466
Full and summary report copies can also be downloaded from the OFSTED website:

The National Literacy Strategy Framework for Teaching Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 Head teachers and Teachers
This document sets out teaching objectives for Reception to Year 6 to enable pupils to become fully literate. It also gives guidance on the literacy hour in which this teaching will take place.
Reference Code: DfES 0500/2001
Available from: DfES Publications*

The National Numeracy Strategy – Framework for Teaching Mathematics from Reception to Year 6
This is a key element of the training materials that will support the numeracy strategy.  It is part of the package of support available for teachers, head teachers and governors.
Reference Code: NNFT
Available from: DfES Publications*

The National Numeracy Strategy Mathematical Vocabulary
The purpose of this publication is to identify the words and phrases that children need to understand and use if they are to make good progress in mathematics.  It is designed to support the national numeracy strategy alongside the Framework for Teaching Mathematics.
Reference Code: 0313/2000
Available from: DfES Publications*

The National Strategy Framework for Teaching English Years 7, 8 and 9 Key Stage 3 Head teachers and English Teachers
This document sets out an ambitious agenda for all abilities.  The framework is the starting point for a fresh approach to teaching and learning which is key to the whole Key Stage 3 strategy.
Reference Code: DfEE 0019/2001
Available from: DfES Publications*



Out of School Hours Learning Activities: An evaluation of 50 Pilot Study Support Schemes
The evaluation of 50 pilot study support schemes that received DfES funding in 1998/99 to set up out-of-school-hours learning schemes or to extend existing schemes.
Reference Code: RB178 Research Brief (free)
Reference Code: RR178 Full Report (cost £4.95)
Available from: DfES Publications*
Research Briefs and Research Reports are also available on the DfES Research Website

Out-of-Lesson-Time Learning Activities: Surveys of Head Teachers and Pupils
Surveys provide a map of current provision and participation in out-of-lesson-time learning activities (study support).  Both the nature and extent of study support schemes were examined.
Reference Code: RB127
Available from: DfES Publications*
Research Briefs and Research Reports are also available on the DfES Research Website

Playing for Success: An Evaluation of the First Year
Reference Code: RR167 Research Report (cost £4.95).  RB167 Research Brief (free)
Playing for Success: An Evaluation of the Second Year
Reference Code: RR291 Research Report (cost £4.95).  RB291 Research Brief (free).
Playing for Success: An Evaluation of the Third Year
Reference Code: RR337 Research Report (cost £4.95).  RB337 Research Brief (free)
Playing for Success: An Evaluation of the Fourth Year
The Evaluation findings demonstrate that Playing for Success is continuing to make a real impact on the pupils who attend.
Reference Code: RR402 Research Report (cost £4.95).  RB402 Research Brief (free)
Available from: DfES Publications*
Research Briefs and Research Reports are also available on the DfES Research Website



Playing for Success
Key Skills - Good Practice Guide
This is the second in a series of papers focusing upon a range of practices that are integral to the success of the Department for Education and Skills’ Playing for Success initiative.
Reference code: PFSGPG2
Available from: DfES Publications* 

Playing for Success Leaflet
The third edition of this useful promotional tool.
An introduction to Playing for Success: what it is; how it operates; who is involved; funding issues, and does it work? Quotes included, from a teacher/Club manager/mentor, development officer, and a student.
Available from DfES Publications*
Reference code: PfSleaf04

Playing for Success
Mentoring – Good Practice Guide
This is the first in a series of papers focusing upon a range of practices that are integral to the success of the Department for Education and Skills Playing for Success initiative.
Reference Code: PFS/GPG1Reprint
Available from: DfES Publications* 

Playing for Success: The Longer Term Impact.  A Multilevel Analysis
The Report sets out to explore the potential usefulness of a statistical approach to investigate the impact of attending Playing for Success on subsequent pupil performance in National Curriculum Assessments.
Reference Code: RR593     Research Brief: RB593
Available from DfES Publications*

Playing for Success Tips for Successful Sponsorship
This simple guide has been developed to help Centre Managers and their colleagues understand the world of commercial sponsorship. It offers advice on how to improve existing arrangements as well as steps to access sponsorship opportunities, attracting both cash and in-kind support.
Reference Code: PfS/GPGS
Available from: DfES Publications*

Playing for Success Yearbook 2004
This is a review of the substantial progress that Playing for Success has made in 2004. It is the fifth in the Yearbook series.  
Reference Code: PFSYB04
Available from: DfES Publications*

Put Yourself in the Picture video.  Study Support Video for Secondary Schools
This video explores ways that secondary schools and art galleries can work together to develop innovative study support projects.  It was produced from a young person’s perspective and presents four different projects developed with young people in mind.
Reference Code: PYPV
Available from: DfES Publications*

Respect: Together We Can Beat Racism
This is an anti-racism resource aimed at providing Centre Managers with materials with which to approach the subject of racism and celebrate diversity. The resource was developed in partnership with the Football Foundation and Kick It Out.
Available from mailbox.playingforsuccess@dfes.gsi.gov.uk

Safe Keeping.  A Good Practice Guide for Health and Safety in Study Support
This comprehensive guide for study support providers gives access to the wealth of legislation and good practice on running study support activities.
Reference Code: 0197/2000
Available from: DfES Publications* 

The Study Support Code of Practice
Improving the quality of out of hours learning
The main purpose of the Code of Practice is to provide a flexible tool for both planning and quality assurance. It is designed to accommodate a diversity of settings and approaches. It recognises that growth takes place when people have opportunities to set their own goals.
Reference Code: DfES 1063-2004
Available from: DfES Publications* 

The Study Support Handbook 2
Precise to follow 
Reference Code: SSH2
Available from: DfES Publications*



Study Support in Teacher Training and Professional Development: Part 1
Approaches to Developing ITT and CPD Course Content
Materials designed to stimulate and support the development of study support programmes for trainee and practising teachers by higher education institutions (HEIs) and other training providing agencies.
Reference Code: DfES 0492/2001
Available from: DfES Publications*

Study Support in Teacher Training and Professional Development: Part 2
 Exemplar Materials for ITT and CPD Programmes
Reference Code: 0568/2001
Available from: DfES Publications*

Study Support through Physical Education and Sport: A Strategic Guide
Reference Code: YS1 STRAT
Available from: DfES Publications*

Study Support through Physical Education and Sport: School Guide
Reference Code: YS2 SCHL
Available from: DfES Publications*

Study Support through Sport: Sports Organisations Guide
Reference Code: YS3 SPT SORG
Available from: DfES Publications*

The Study Support Toolkits:
Extending Opportunity LEA Briefing Guide
Reference Code: 0167/2000
Available from: DfES Publications*

Introductory Guide for Primary Head teachers
Reference Code: 0164/2000
Available from: DfES Publications*

Introductory Guide for Secondary Head teachers
Reference Code: 0165/2000
Available from: DfES Publications*

Making it Work in Schools
Reference Code: 0163/2000
Available from: DfES Publications*

Trainers Pack
Reference Code: 0166/2000
Available from: DfES Publications*



Support for Schools: A Guide to Tax Relief on Business Gifts, Charitable Giving and Other Means of Support
This leaflet updates and supersedes ‘Support for Schools: A Guide for Employers’. It explains a measure introduced in the 1991 budget to give tax relief on donations of equipment.  It is applicable to England and Wales.
Reference Code: EBLD005
Available from: DfES Publications*

Tackle Learning
A curriculum support material, developed in partnership with the Rugby Union and the Rugby League. Rugby-themed activities to promote the development of literacy, numeracy and ICT skills; also feature a range of other curricular subjects, including drama, history, citizenship and design technology.
Reference code: PFS TL
Available from: DfES Publications*
Copies are also available on the PfS website

Tutor/Mentor Training in Playing for Success
This resource has been developed to support Playing for Success Centre Managers in the training of tutors/mentors.  It is intended to provide a comprehensive bank of materials from which Centre Managers and/or Mentor Co-ordinators can select those sections which are of greatest importance.
 Reference Code: PFS/TMHB
Available from: DfES Publications*

Youth Work and Study Support Framework: Key Policy and Practice Issues 
This framework and guidance is for anyone who wants to set up a study support programme involving youth work and the youth service, including: local education authority officials; youth work manager and school managers and teaching staff. 
Reference Code: FYWSS
Available from: DfES Publications*

Youth Work and Study Support: The Code of Practice
The Code of Practice demonstrates how high quality youth work can play a vital role in the success of study support programmes.
Reference Code: YWCOP
Available from: DfES Publications*

The Quality in Study Support Recognition Scheme - Information Pack
Based on the Code of Practice for Secondary schools, the recognition scheme promotes quality in study support and is available to schools, libraries, Playing for Success and youth and community organisations.
Available from: Quality in Study Support **   Free of charge.


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