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HE funding: past, present and options for the future

Date: 16.08.2018

There has been a big shift in the way government funds higher education (HE) from up-front grants to student loans....

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Experiences of the early years pupil premium

Date: 01.08.2017

Findings from a study into providers’ experiences of the early years pupil premium (EYPP). The study looked at the use of EYPP funding and its perceived effect on disadvantaged children.

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General Election 2017: An analysis of manifesto plans for...

Date: 01.08.2017

Ahead of the 2017 General Election, the Education Policy Institute (EPI) has published an impartial assessment of the English education policies of the main UK political parties.;This analysis considers the extent to which each of the...

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What kind of outdoor educator do you want to become?...

Date: 01.08.2017

This paper seeks to explore a way of responding to tensions present in formal education and outdoor education in UK higher education. Separation of the doing from the knowing could perhaps be limiting students’ ability to become...

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Good practice in early education

Date: 01.08.2017

Report looking at examples of good practice in curriculum planning assessment and monitoring staffing managing transitions communication with parents and supporting home learning

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The Prime Minister’s plans for higher education...

Date: 01.08.2017

Last week we published an estimate of the effects of potential changes to fees and student loans’ conditions for graduates, public spending and universities. It was based on The Times ’ speculation on the Chancellor’s plans for...

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Childcare and early years survey of parents: sampling frames

Date: 01.08.2017

The research examined the suitability of the child benefit register for future waves of the CEYSP the suitability of alternative sampling methods which sampling method is most appropriate for future waves

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Analysis: Estimating the effects of potential changes in...

Date: 01.08.2017

The Times recently published an article suggesting that the Chancellor is considering altering both the maximum level of tuition fees and the conditions of student loans.;Reportedly, these changes would include: cutting undergraduate...

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Childminders’ views on funded early education

Date: 01.08.2017

Report on the views and experiences of childminders on funded early education. This research focuses specifically on childminders’ views on working parents’ entitlement to 15-hour and 30-hour free early education.

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Entries to arts subjects at Key Stage 4

Date: 01.08.2017

The Education Policy Institute (EPI) has published a new report examining entries to arts subjects at Key Stage 4 (KS4) over the past decade.;This covers a period of considerable change to school accountability measures, including the...

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Early years pupil premium: providers survey

Date: 01.08.2017

The report examined early years providers’ experiences of the application process usage of funding assessment of the barriers to applying

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The Path to Higher Education: Is there a London effect?

Date: 01.08.2017

Recent EPI analysis of widening participation data published by the Department for Education has shown that inequalities remain within progression to higher education. This further analysis examines whether such patterns remain at the...

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Children with SEND: meeting their needs in the early years

Date: 01.08.2017

Study looking at how early years settings meet the needs of children with SEND, and how families experience provision for their child.

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Access and waiting times in children and young people’s...

Date: 01.08.2017

This report by the Education Policy Institute (EPI) examines new data on access to specialist treatment for children and young people with mental health problems, and the waiting times they face. This new data was obtained by EPI through...

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Alternative provision: effective practice and post-16...

Date: 01.08.2017

The research looked at ways to increase young people’s attainment at key stage 4 ways to support progression from alternative provision to post-16 participation which practices have been shown to be ineffective and for which groups of...

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