Intute: Education news round-up

Here’s a round-up of the latest Education research news to have reached the inbox of the Intute: Education editors.

The National Foundation for Educational Research has just released a study on school admissions and found that academy schools were admitting pupils with lower academic ability and pupils in their intake were more likely to receive free school meals. A summary of the research study is available along with a full report (PDF) of ther findings.

The DfES Find Out More service highlights gifted and talented pupils ahead of the rollout of local gifted and talented programmes across the whole of England. It features research from Brunel University into Nurturing Gifted and Talented Children at Key Stage 1, as part of its summary.

ESCalate, the Education Subject Centre of the Higher Education Academy, has announced that it is looking for ideas and contributions for their Help Directory for Teacher Educators. The Directory aims to provide the ITE community a quick and easy place to find help on anything to do with teacher education practice or research.

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