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10 years on: why we still need better sex education for the digital world

  Jessica Ringrose with Amelia Jenkinson and Sophie Whitehead of Sexplain.  Last month new guidance  for Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education for England was put out for consultation by the Department for Education. This draft statutory guidance is intended

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Posted in Social sciences and social policy, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment, young people

International School Meals Day: who gets a ‘proper’ dinner, who gets less and who gets nothing?

Rebecca O’Connell, Julia Brannen and Abigail Knight. If we had not included Portuguese young people in our cross national study of Families and Food in Hard Times*, the inadequacies in the free school meal system in England might not have

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Posted in Education policy, International comparisons, Social sciences and social policy

‘I don’t want to have to apologise for wanting a career at 60’: staff development for older workers

Domini Bingham.  Ageism is a dirty word, stretching across workplaces and society as a whole. Even if in principle equality and diversity are established by the law, the reality can be different, and a number of factors are in play.

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Posted in Employment and skills, Further higher and lifelong education

Taking back control of school accountability

IOE events. This month our What if…? debate tackled a reoccurring theme from the series – how we hold schools to account and the impact that has on how schools are run and what they provide for their pupils. This issue

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Posted in accountability and inspection, IOE debates

Exclusion and mental health difficulties: unravelling cause and effect and seeking answers in classroom practice

Amelia Roberts.  We are in an ‘exclusions’ crisis.With a rise in exclusions for three years running, we now have 40 children per day being permanently excluded across the UK. There is a clear link between exclusions and subsequent mental health difficulties.

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Posted in Evidence-based policy, Special educational needs and psychology, Teachers and teaching assistants
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