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Sutton trust research into private tuition 2018

REPORT OVERVIEW The annual Sutton Trust/Ipsos-Mori survey of 11-16 year olds on private tuition in 2018 showed that more than one in four young people in England and Wales have received private or home tuition, a figure which has risen by half since the Trust began collecting the data in 2005. KEY FINDINGS More than one… Continue reading Sutton trust research into private tuition 2018

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Apprentice starts in 2017/18 are significantly down on the equivalent period in 2016/17

There have been 290,500 apprenticeship starts reported to date between August 2017 and April 2018 for the 2017/18 academic year. This compares to 440,300 and 384,500 starts reported in the equivalent period in 2016/17 and 2015/16 respectively. As of May 2017, there were significant structural changes to the apprenticeship funding system including the introduction of the apprenticeship levy… Continue reading Apprentice starts in 2017/18 are significantly down on the equivalent period in 2016/17

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IFS research (2018) – Post 2010 spending down 8 per cent

Between 2009-10 and 2017-18, total school spending per pupil in England fell by about 8% in real terms, which compares with about 5% in Wales. The greater cuts in England are driven by a combination of a greater fall in spending by local authorities and school sixth form spending alongside faster growth in pupil numbers.… Continue reading IFS research (2018) – Post 2010 spending down 8 per cent

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DfE research: Latest teacher retention statistics show that teacher supply in England is not improving

“The total FTE number of teachers in all schools has fallen by 1.2%, from 457,200 to 451,900 between 2016 and 2017. The number of FTE nursery and primary teachers fell by 0.6%, from just over 222,400 in 2016 to 221,100 in 2017. Similarly, FTE secondary teacher numbers fell by 1.9%, from 208,200 in 2016 to 204,200 in 2017.” “The rate of increase in nursery and primary… Continue reading DfE research: Latest teacher retention statistics show that teacher supply in England is not improving

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The impact of academies on educational outcomes

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 of… Continue reading The impact of academies on educational outcomes

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FREE FOR ALL?

More bad news for post-2010 education policy. REPORT OVERVIEW Co-authored with the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER), this report takes a snapshot of the free school programme in England, seven years after its establishment. The report looks at the types of school set up, the characteristics of their pupils, and their academic outcomes revealing that free… Continue reading FREE FOR ALL?

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Free paper (2017) – Learning the Price of Poverty across the United Kingdom.

The corrosive consequences of poverty on young peoples’ learning and attainment in the United Kingdom (UK) are well documented (e.g. Hills et al. 2010; McKinney, 2014; Raffo et al., 2009). Although recent government policy in the UK has consistently identified the pernicious effects of disadvantage, education remains unequal (Beckett, 2016; Smyth & Wrigley, 2013). Locating the problem of poverty… Continue reading Free paper (2017) – Learning the Price of Poverty across the United Kingdom.