We’re making slow progress in closing the attainment gap, claims the Education Policy Institute’s Jo Hutchinson, because the picture is far more complex than you’d think The gap in attainment between disadvantaged pupils and their peers has been entrenched in our education system for generations. These gaps become evident in the early years and grow […]
In this report, the Education Policy Institute has examined the progress made in closing the gap in attainment between disadvantaged pupils and their peers. The analysis considers how that gap varies across the country and how it has changed since 2007. You can download the report here. Key findings Overall trends Persistently disadvantaged pupils: The […]
In April 2017 the Department for Education launched a consultation, ‘Analysing Family Circumstances and Education‘. The document sets out a proposal to measure the educational needs of pupils from “ordinary working families” – described as those pupils that are not entitled to the pupil premium, but come from families that earn below median incomes. The […]
In March 2017 a consultation was launched on the future of the primary assessment system in England. The government’s stated aim for the proposal was to ‘ensure that we establish a stable, trusted assessment system that supports all children to fulfil their potential, whatever their background’. The consultation seeks views on the best starting point from […]
Away from the manifesto speculation, today marks National Children’s Day in the UK. A day established by the UN General Assembly in 1954 to recognise children’s role in society and our future, as well as to remind ourselves we have a responsibility to help them to grow into happy, healthy adults. But how many children […]
The Secretary of State for Education has this morning spoken on the topic of “ordinary working families”, the expansion of selective education, and the launch of the consultation “Analysing family circumstances and education”.
The Government launched a 12-week public consultation, Schools that Work for Everyone, which closes today. This set out a series of proposals aimed at improving access to good schools. Within these proposals, an intention to allow selective schools to expand backed by £200 million was announced in the 2016 Autumn Statement. In September, the Education Policy Institute […]
The Education Policy Institute has published new analysis on Ofsted’s inspection of English schools. Using data from inspections that took place from 2005/06 to 2014/15 (inclusive), School Inspection in England examines the extent to which Ofsted acts in a timely manner to identify schools with substantial declines in performance – and if Ofsted grades schools with differing pupil […]
Thousands of parents across the country will be immersed in the process of applying for secondary schools for their children, who are due to start Year 7 next year. Many of those parents will have already trudged through open-evenings, head teacher talks, Ofsted reports and school performance data.
The Government has launched a 12-week public consultation, Schools that Work for Everyone, setting out its intention to allow selective schools to expand, for new ones to be set up and for non-selective schools to become selective. The Education Policy Institute has published new, rigorous data analysis and evidence to inform this important debate. This is […]