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Are free schools working?

Date: 22.10.2019

The Education Policy Institute has published its latest assessment of the free schools programme in England...

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Winners and losers in the 20-21 funding allocations

Date: 11.10.2019

We look at the distribution of school funding announced today, 11 Oct 2019....

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Parents' financial support for schools

Date: 25.09.2019

Survey shows that over half of parents are concerned about the cost of sending a child to school, and most feel that the cost is increasing...

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SATs 2019: gender and disadvantage inequities

Date: 12.09.2019

A sizeable gender gap exists – in girls’ favour - while the disadvantage gap narrowed only fractionally this year...

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Funding and efficiency in secondary schools in England

Date: 02.09.2019

Is the current funding policy working? Will the new funding be allocated wisely? We examine school efficiency metrics to find out....

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IFS 2019 annual report on education spending in England:...

Date: 02.09.2019

The Institute for Fiscal Studies considers trends in school spending since 2003 - and what it means...

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The education disadvantage gap in England

Date: 30.07.2019

The new EPI report examines the progress made in closing the gap in educational attainment between disadvantaged pupils and their peers, known as ‘the disadvantage gap’....

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Observing effective mathematics teaching

Date: 27.07.2019

This review examines a range of lesson observation frameworks designed for and used in the observation of teaching in mathematics....

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London schools - the secret of their success

Date: 27.07.2019

Success in recruiting and retaining great teachers, highly effective school leadership and the impact of well-designed school improvement interventions....

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MATs: benefits, challenges and functions

Date: 22.07.2019

An Ofsted investigation into multi-academy trusts shows a great deal of variation....

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Teachers feel unsupported on classroom behaviour

Date: 22.07.2019

Ofsted has published research that shows the well-being of most teachers is generally low or moderate....

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Primary PE and Sport Premium Survey

Date: 22.07.2019

The DfE finds that its Sport Premium is increasing the quality and physical education in England...

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Where have all the teaching assistants gone?

Date: 22.07.2019

DfE report exposes the impact on SEND of schools' rationalisation of TA provision to address cutbacks....

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Increasing EBacc entry rates

Date: 22.07.2019

The DfE conducted research into how schools have (or haven't) increased EBacc uptake. Here are the key findings from this small scale research study....

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The recruitment gap

Date: 22.07.2019

Research shows the extent to which schools in disadvantaged areas struggle to recruit staff...

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