National evaluation of diplomas: Cohort 1 - the second year

The purpose of the national evaluation is to provide policy makers and practitioners with systematic and robust evidence which will enable them to make informed judgements about the outcomes of the Diplomas for different stakeholders and to make improvements to design and delivery, if appropriate.

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Devon multi-agency safeguarding hub: case-study report
The Laming review identified key weaknesses in the way that a range of agencies and individuals, who are separately in contact with a child at risk, share pertinent information with one another. This led to the multi-agency safeguarding hub (MASH) model being established. The Local Government Group, on behalf of Devon County Council, commissioned NFER to carry out a case study of Devon’s MASH.
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Devon multi-agency safeguarding hub: value for money report
This report examines the Value for Money (VfM) of the Devon Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) and the metrics that could be used for assessing its impact over the medium and longer term.
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How to sustain and replicate effective practice
The Local Government Group (LG Group) commissioned NFER to examine how identified effective practice examples have been, or could be, replicated and sustained, with a view to informing guidelines for future practice. Guidelines were produced based on the findings, which are available as an interactive web resource and in printable format.
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Teaching reading in Europe: contexts, policies and practices

This latest report from the Eurydice Network examines what is happening to improve reading literacy in 31 European countries. It identifies some of the key factors impacting on the acquisition of reading skills for three to 15 year olds through its investigation of four key topics: teaching approaches, tackling reading difficulties, teacher education and the promotion of reading outside school.

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Key Data on learning and innovation through ICT at school in Europe 2011

The 2011 edition of this Eurydice Network publication looks at how ICT is taught in primary and secondary education in 31 European countries. The study examines how ICT is being incorporated in to school curricula and used to develop skills in students such as creativity, critical thinking and problem solving. It also studies the role of ICT in enabling the development of innovative teaching methods, and approaches to assessing students' ICT competencies.

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