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This report draws on a survey of 29 secondary schools, including one academy and one pupil referral unit, to identify sustained good practice in re-engaging disaffected students in their learning. The report illustrates the good practice in the schools visited and what might be achieved by others when reviewing support for disaffected students. The report emphasises the importance of also engaging parents and carers in supporting young people.
- 15 Oct 2008
- Ref 070255
This report examines the factors that contribute to good training for intending and newly qualified teachers in preparing them to meet the needs of pupils with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. It recognises the challenge of making sure the training is effective and illustrates how this might be achieved successfully.
- 02 Sep 2008
- Ref 070223
The Behaviour Improvement Programme, funded by the DfES, aims to reduce non-attendance and exclusion while improving pupils' behaviour. It targets schools serving complex catchment areas. Ofsted inspectors have, over a two-year period, monitored the development of the programme. These leaflets focus on what has been most effective where there is room for improvement.
- 18 Jul 2008
- Ref 2477
Ofsted undertook a survey of attendance in 31 secondary schools in the summer and autumn terms 2006. Ofsted and the Department for Education and Skills were concerned about 351 secondary schools whose overall absence or unauthorised absence rates were unsatisfactory. The survey evaluated the impact of the National Strategy in promoting attendance and identified critical factors in reducing and preventing attendance problems in secondary schools.
You can download a leaflet summarising the findings and a briefing note that provides further evidence and recommendations.
- 21 Sep 2007
- Ref 070014
Many adults and 16- to 18-year-old learners in colleges need extra help to enable them to reach their full potential in their studies. In 2005/06 inspectors from Ofsted and the Adult Learning Inspectorate (ALI) evaluated the quality of the literacy, numeracy and language support learners receive in 29 colleges across the country. The colleges were selected because they had received good or better grades for their Skills for Life provision in a previous inspection.
- 30 Jan 2007
- Ref 2368
The Department for Education and Skills (DfES) defines the purpose of learning support units (LSUs) as 'school-based centres for pupils who are disaffected, at risk of exclusion or vulnerable because of family or social issues'. This report is based on a survey of the impact of LSUs, carried out by Her Majesty's Inspectors and Additional Inspectors. Between autumn 2005 and summer 2006, inspectors visited 12 units in secondary schools. All 12 of the units inspected were successful in improving the behaviour and attendance of their pupils.
- 03 Nov 2006
- Ref 2378
This report is based on the progress made in 2005 and 2006 by secondary schools which had been judged to have unsatisfactory behaviour following routine institutional inspections. Her Majesty's Inspectors' monitoring visits to these schools tell a good story. Schools can reduce low-level disruptive behaviour in a reasonably short time using simple strategies, if everyone uses them.
- 03 Nov 2006
- Ref 2377
This survey report illustrates good practice in work on race equality and education in schools and local authorities in England. The survey found that effective incorporation of matters on race and diversity into the curriculum can contribute to teaching and learning and support pupils' attainment.
- 22 Nov 2005
- Ref 589
A survey of a wide range of colleges and inspection reports was carried out by Ofsted and the Adult Learning Inspectorate (ALI) between May 2004 and June 2005. The main purpose of the survey was to evaluate progress and good practice in response to the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000.
- 22 Nov 2005
- Ref 2463
This document complements the PowerPoint presentation, Raising achievement of bilingual learners.
- 07 Nov 2005
- Ref 2613