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    Report 13 May 2019 Updated 13 May 2019

    Quality assurance of teachers' continuing professional development

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    This rapid evidence review looks at lessons from other quality assurance systems, and how they could be applied to teachers’ continuing professional development in England.

    Report 13 May 2019 Updated 4 October 2019

    Quality assurance of teachers’ continuing professional development

    [Summary] This rapid evidence review looks at lessons from other quality assurance systems, and how they could be applied to teachers’ continuing professional development (CPD) in England.

    Report 29 March 2019 Updated 2 April 2019

    The role of informal science in youth work: findings from Curiosity round one

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    'Curiosity' provides funding to help youth organisations develop and deliver inspiring science activities for disadvantaged children and young people. This report looks at the key findings from the 32 projects funded during the first round.

    Report 15 January 2019 Updated 22 January 2019

    What pupils think of science in primary schools

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    We look at pupils’ views of science and how these link to the practice and experience of their science leaders.

    Report 15 January 2019 Updated 15 January 2019

    Understanding the 'State of the nation' report of UK primary science education

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    We conduct deeper interviews with teachers to explore the findings of our 'State of the nation' report.

    Report 12 December 2018 Updated 20 March 2019

    Review of Ofsted school inspection reports 2017 to 2018

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    A review of how often Ofsted school inspection reports commented on science between September 2017 and July 2018.

    Report 12 December 2018 Updated 7 May 2019

    Review of Ofsted school inspection reports 2017 to 2018

    [Summary] A review of how often Ofsted school inspection reports commented on science between September 2017 and July 2018.

    Report 1 March 2018 Updated 12 March 2018

    Being strategic: a guide for governing boards

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    Our guide is designed to help governing boards decide their values and vision, create their strategy and measure progress.

    Report 1 February 2018 Updated 15 February 2018

    Wellcome Global Monitor Questionnaire Development Report

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    A report about how the questionnaire for the Global Monitor was developed to collect people's views about science and key health challenges.

    Report 1 February 2018 Updated 19 February 2018

    Developing great subject teaching

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    A key finding of our report is that teachers are less likely to participate in subject-specific CPD than generic pedagogic CPD, even though it is more beneficial.

    Report 1 December 2017 Updated 18 December 2017

    The science content in primary initial teacher training (ITT)

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    As part of our work to transform primary science education, we commissioned research to look at how supported new teachers feel to teach science in primary schools.

    Report 1 September 2017 Updated 19 September 2017

    Improving science teacher retention

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    We explore how access to continuing professional development helps to keep more teachers in the classroom.

    Report 1 September 2017 Updated 21 March 2019

    'State of the nation' report of UK primary science education

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    Facts and figures on UK primary science education across the UK – from how science is taught, to what pupils think of it.

    Report 1 September 2017 Updated 7 March 2019

    Review of Ofsted school inspection reports 2016 to 2017

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    A review of the nature and frequency of science reporting in Ofsted inspection reports in the school year 2016-17.

    Report 1 September 2017 Updated 22 March 2019

    ‘State of the nation’ report of UK primary science education

    [Summary] Facts and figures on UK primary science education across the UK – from how science is taught, to what pupils think of it.

    Report 1 August 2017 Updated 19 September 2017

    Science and the youth sector: context matters for disadvantaged young people and informal science activities

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    Our report assesses the impact of informal science activities on young people when delivered by youth workers.

    Report 1 August 2017 Updated 6 September 2017

    Science and the youth sector: how to communicate with youth workers

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    A guide for science communicators to use if they want to engage with the youth sector to develop or run informal science learning activities for disadvantaged young people.

    Report 1 August 2017 Updated 8 September 2017

    Science and the youth sector: the context of youth workers

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    Our report looks at what motivates youth workers, what their priorities are, and some of the challenges they face.

    Report 1 February 2017 Updated 7 February 2017

    Young people’s awareness and attitudes towards machine learning

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    Part of our Science Education Tracker, this report explores awareness of, and attitudes towards, machine learning among young people aged 14-19.

    Report 1 February 2017 Updated 7 February 2017

    Young people’s attitudes towards biomedicine

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    Part of our Science Education Tracker, this report explores young people’s attitudes towards biomedical research.

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