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Cost of university courses in England

Date: 27.08.2018

This House of Commons briefing paper analyses the cost of higher education provision and raises issues around the value for money of higher education, the existence of a higher education market and how tuition fee funding is spent by...

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The Brexit White Paper on future relations and...

Date: 27.08.2018

The Government published its White Paper on future relations between the UK and the EU on 12 July. It envisages a 'common rulebook' to facilitate 'frictionless' trade, and among other things, UK cooperation in security matters, a...

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Relationships and Sex Education in Schools (England)

Date: 27.08.2018

This House of Commons Library briefing provides an overview of the legislation and guidance currently in place regarding sex and relationship education (SRE) in schools, and also outlines related reviews and proposals in Parliament....

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School meals and nutritional standards (England)

Date: 27.08.2018

The main recent policy developments regarding school meals in England, including the revised school food standards and provision of free school meals....

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Personal, social, health and economic education in...

Date: 27.08.2018

This House of Commons Library briefing sets out the rules relating to the provision of personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) in England, as well as introducing the debates about the quality of provision and the...

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Children and young people’s mental health – policy,...

Date: 27.08.2018

House of Commons Library briefing on children and young people’s mental health policy...

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The STEM gender gap: what can we do about it?

Date: 22.08.2018

Only dramatic intervention will change girls’ low take-up of physics and maths: IFS...

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Inequality in schools

Date: 21.08.2018

Labour analysis finds “shameful” inequality in England’s education system...

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University aspirations 2018

Date: 16.08.2018

The proportion of young people who think it’s important to go to university is at it’s lowest since 2010....

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Free For All? Analysing Free Schools in England, 2018

Date: 16.08.2018

Only one third of free schools set up to date were found to demonstrate a novel approach...

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Can summer schools improve outcomes for disadvantaged...

Date: 16.08.2018

Recent evidence on the effectiveness of ‘transition’ and ‘access’ summer schools for pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds...

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Education in England: Annual Report 2018

Date: 16.08.2018

Overall, there is little change in the gap in school attainment between disadvantaged pupils and their peers. ...

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Why new DfE statistics may be concealing the number of...

Date: 16.08.2018

The overall effect of DfE presenting data this way is to underestimate the number of academies that are in financial difficulties...

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Curriculum based financial planning

Date: 16.08.2018

Half of schools will receive insufficient additional funding to cover a 1% increase in expenditure on staff...

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Early years education: what does high-quality provision...

Date: 16.08.2018

If the government is serious about using early years provision to improve outcomes then it must pay attention to these findings ...

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