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Establishment

Subject: Religion

In ecclesiastical usage, the recognition by the State of a particular Church as that of the State. In OT Judaism and in much of the ancient world, religious observance was part of the ...

inspection

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Isabella Wallace

A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Education
Length:
170 words

... The process by which an independent, external evaluation of an educational establishment’s effectiveness is carried out. National inspectorates across the UK are: • Ofsted • Independent Schools Inspectorate • Education and Training Inspectorate • Estyn • Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Education In addition to facilitating the improvement of education providers, the process is designed to provide information about the performance and provision of schools so that parents can make an informed choice about where to have their children educated....

nursery

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Annie Woods

A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Education
Length:
100 words

... 1. Until comparatively recently ( 2000 ), a nursery was the first classroom setting for 3-year-olds entering school. A nursery is more commonly classified as a day nursery if it provides full day care for children. Since the establishment of the Foundation Stage in 2000 , and the Early Years Foundation Stage in 2008 , foundation units within schools may incorporate nursery and reception children aged 3–5 years. 2. A term used by parents, advertisers, estate agents, and magazines to describe a room in a house decorated and equipped with play,...

mechanics’ institutes

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A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Education
Length:
290 words

...institutes Adult educational establishments for working men (and sometimes working women) which were set up in the second quarter of the 19th century. The establishment of the institutes at this juncture in the country’s industrial development reflected employers’ needs for a skilled workforce at least as much as it served to meet the workers’ aspirations to learning and self-improvement. The institutes provided elements of a general education as well as work-related skills. Classes were held in the evenings, and those who attended usually came there...

Tomlinson Report (1996)

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Viv Channing and Karl Aubrey

A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Education
Length:
235 words

...should operate regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, or disability. The Report envisaged that such a focus on inclusive learning would improve the quality of learner experience for students with difficulties or disabilities, and, indeed, change the culture of educational establishments by focusing on planning with and supporting the needs of individuals. Viv Channing , Karl Aubrey...

academy

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A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Education
Length:
715 words

...other, competing schools to raise their own standards. To become an academy, a school was required to raise up to £2 million in private sponsorship. The government then contributed a further sum—usually in the region of £25 million—towards the school’s start-up costs. The establishment of an academy sometimes involved the demolition and replacement of old school buildings on existing sites; or the creation of an entirely new school. The influence, expertise, and business acumen of external sponsors was, it was argued, vital to the regeneration and...

Reggio Emilia

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A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Education
Length:
1,070 words

...the comparative poverty of southern Italy to the more prosperous industrial north, including the district of Reggio Emilia. The care and education of children whose parents were both working outside the home was of major parental concern, and so provided added impetus to the establishment of pre-schools which were run as cooperative ventures with heavy parental involvement. Indeed, the importance of parental involvement is a central element of the Reggio Emilia approach. Parents are accorded respect as the child’s initial teacher, and are involved in every...

Excellence in Cities

Excellence in Cities  

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An initiative launched in 1999 to raise standards of pupil achievement in schools situated in large cities. It provided funding to support learning mentors, the development of pupils deemed to be ...
nursery

nursery  

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1 Until comparatively recently (2000), a nursery was the first classroom setting for 3‐year‐olds entering school. A nursery is more commonly classified as a day nursery if it provides full day care ...
Tomlinson Report (1996)

Tomlinson Report (1996)  

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The Tomlinson Report Inclusive Learning played a key role in the post‐compulsory sector's widening participation agenda. Where the Kennedy Report of 1997 examined ways of improving learning ...
intervention

intervention  

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1 Following the assessment and identification of special educational needs (SEN) it is necessary to implement intervention strategies for support which enable students to make progress. Intervention ...
city academy

city academy  

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A secondary school set up as a trust with private sponsorship and government funding, as part of a government initiative to establish city academies aimed at improving the standards of performance in ...
Reggio Emilia

Reggio Emilia  

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An approach to the education of young children in the pre‐school and primary phase which is based on the belief that children's learning should be unconstrained by formal curriculum planning, but ...

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