The latest report from a Longitudinal Study of Young People
in England by the Department for Education contains some heartening news for
all involved in the development of young people. The report has a focus on 13
to 14 year olds and shows a very positive picture of secondary education today.
The Times Education Supplement has selected some interesting headlines
which include, 71% of year 9 pupils
think that discipline in their schools is about right, only 32% (down from
55%) have tried alcohol and 93% agree that school work is worth doing. It's
not all roses young people from deprived backgrounds tend to be less positive about
education but the report does show progress from a decade ago and confirms
that the professionalism and hard work of our schools is having an impact. For more information see the full report.