This report by the Education Policy Institute, in partnership with UCL Institute of Education (IOE), examines how well primary school pupils in England are performing compared to those in top performing nations – with the findings represented, for the very first time, in English measures of attainment. English Education: World Class in Primary? converts countries’ results from the […]
Justine Greening was challenged at yesterday’s Teach First Impact Conference on why there are currently no Opportunity Areas in the North East. The Secretary of State said she hoped that areas in the North East would be included ‘over time’. However our analysis finds that, if the DfE uses the same method for selecting Opportunity […]
Natalie Perera: “We’d be wrong not to question whether educational standards in this country should be better”
There are two choices: we can bury our heads in the sand while educational standards in England stagnate or we can push successive governments to do better, writes the executive director at the Education Policy Institute.
The Education Policy Institute (EPI) has published a paper examining the impact of academies on educational outcomes. The comprehensive report brings together EPI’s own analysis, along with research undertaken by the London School of Economics. You can download the report in full here. Executive summary Background The expansion of the academies programme has been one […]
The Education Policy Institute (EPI) has today published new analysis on how the government can proceed with school funding and a new National Funding Formula. You can download the paper in full here. Key findings The analysis finds that in order to address the inflation pressures faced by schools, the government would need to allocate an additional £1.3bn […]
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 […]
In June 2017 the OECD published ‘Starting Strong 2017’, the first international report comparing early childhood education and care (ECEC) . Following the report’s launch, which was hosted by EPI, Executive Director Natalie Perera offers reflections on the key findings. One of the long-standing challenges in public policy-making in the UK has been the tension […]