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Changing, improving and learning is a game we all play, as leaders of education

Our setting is a small school with the maximum capacity of 30 pupils. As of July 2019 we have 26 pupils on role with 23 members of staff (including auxiliary staff). The school has a Senior Leadership Team (SLT) team made up of a Headteacher and two Assistant Heads (one for Education and one for Pastoral). In addition, there are subject leads for Science, English and Maths and a Senior Keyworker. As part of the development of specialisms other key roles include, an Assistant Educational Psychologist and a Team Teach Tutor.   The case study plots a journey of ups as...


Date Published: 10th October 2019
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More Than a Job’s Worth: Making Work Experience Fit for Purpose

Work experience encompasses young people’s experience of work tasks in work environments on time-limited placements, alongside their education.   It offers a range of benefits for young people, including providing:
  • Insight into the world of work that improved their ability to make decisions about the future, understand workplace ‘norms’ and behaviours, and to understand different sorts of workplaces;
  • Development of career-relevant skills valued by employers including communication, teamwork, resilience and confidence, and;
  • Improved long-term careers outcomes, including wage-premiums, employability, and a reduced likelihood of becoming NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training).
  However, work experience’s potential to achieve these benefits remains untapped. The...


Date Published: 2nd May 2019
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Arts and Culture in Health and Wellbeing and in the Criminal Justice System: A Summary of Evidence

Arts Council England has undertaken an assessment of the current evidence base around the place of arts and culture in health and wellbeing and in the criminal justice system. The key themes this review explores are:
  • can arts and culture make a contribution to reducing (re)offending?
  • the impact of art and culture on health and wellbeing throughout life
  • the role of art and culture in physical, psychological and social health
This report provides a summary of the evidence, and highlights key themes within the evidence base to inform Arts Council England's future strategic priorities.


Date Published: 23rd November 2018
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