New Behaviour Review published – Friday 24 March 2017

This week I highlight the newly published review of behaviour in schools, guidance on eligibility criteria for 30 hours childcare and research on the current provision and operational practice of work experience and work-related activities at schools and colleges in England.

BENNETT BEHAVIOUR REVIEW PUBLISHED
Today the Government published its independent review of behaviour in schools led by teacher and behaviour expect Tom Bennett. It was commissioned to help identify evidence of effective strategies so school leaders can “optimise behaviour” among their pupils. Mr Bennett spent several months meeting classroom teachers and leaders from a variety of schools to identify successful strategies. The Department for Education (DfE) has welcomed the report and in its response has said it will  use the report’s findings to inform ongoing work to help and support schools to deal with this issue.

GUIDE TO ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR 30 HOURS CHILDCARE
Earlier this week the DfE published a short guide setting out the eligibility requirements for 30 hours childcare for parents of 3- and 4-year-olds in England. More information on 30 hours childcare is available from the childcareworks website.

RESEARCH ON WORK EXPERIENCE AND RELATED ACTIVITIES IN SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES
On Tuesday, a research study commissioned by the DfE was published looking at:

• the type, coverage and take up of work experience
• post-placement activities
• the effects of work experience and work-related activities on learners and employers
• good practice in providing effective placements