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 […]
EPI’s Executive Director and Head of Research reflects on this week’s Queen’s Speech, and looks at what we can now expect from the government with education policy. Three months ago, the education sector, academics, bloggers and think tanks all had a reasonably clear expectation of the direction of education policy. They may not have liked that direction, […]
Speculation about the new government is rife, but the challenges facing our education system remain the same – funding needs to be urgently addressed, writes the executive director of the Education Policy Institute As a new government takes shape, speculation about what this means for public policy and politics continues. As this is relatively new […]
Today the Education Policy Institute publishes a detailed assessment of the English education policies of the three main political parties. The good news is that all parties have much to say about education — it is clearly a priority for all three.