Degree Apprenticeships: Realising Opportunities
This report by Universities UK sets out the findings of an extensive survey into universities' uptake of and views on degree apprenticeships – their benefits, challenges, and what needs to be done to ensure their future success. Leadership Briefing 11.07(127)
Impossible? Social Mobility And The Seemingly Unbreakable Class Ceiling For Poorer Children
This TeachFirst analysis of Ofsted data shows growing up in a poorer family has consequences throughout a child’s lifetime. The country’s lack of social mobility means new hurdles constantly appear at every stage of a child’s life, making it increasingly difficult for them to break through the so called “class-ceiling”. Leadership Briefing 11.07(127)
Recruitment And Retention Of Teachers
The shortage of teachers is a major challenge for the education sector in England, particularly in certain regions and subjects such as computing, physics and maths, according to this report by the Education Committee. Leadership Briefing 11.07(127)
Why Europe’s Girls Aren’t Studying STEM
This research by Microsoft looks at why more girls aren’t studying science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and crucially, what can we do to reverse this trend. The study shows that, on average, there is just a 5-year window to foster their passion for STEM subjects. Leadership Briefing 11.07(127)
LGBT-Inclusive Sex And Relationships Education In The UK
The Education Minister, Justine Greening, has just announced that the government is to make Sex and Relationships Education compulsory in all schools. This report by the Terrence Higgins Trust includes statistics on sex and relationships education that is relevant to the debate. Leadership Briefing 11.07(127)
Literacy Vulnerability Score
A study by the National Literacy Trust and Experian has revealed that the vast majority of constituencies in England (86%) contain at least one ward with serious literacy issues. According to the data, children’s futures will be put in jeopardy if action isn’t taken at a local level to tackle England’s deep-rooted literacy crisis.
Parents’ Views And Demand For 30 Hours Free Childcare
This DfE brief summarises findings from a survey which aimed to examine parents’ views and demand for the 30 hours free childcare extended entitlement for working parents of three- and four- year olds, due to be rolled out in September 2017.
Evaluation of Subject Excellence Cluster
This DfE report shows how secondary school departmental heads use performance and entry profile data to improve pupil progress and departmental performance. Leadership Briefing 11.06(126)
This report by the charity, RECLAIM, found over 70% of students who identify as working class, feel that their class is a barrier when integrating at university, compared to only 12.5% of those who did not identify as working class. Working class young people are still failing to see universities as a ‘place for them’ and lack the same sense of entitlement and belonging as their middle class peers.
Effective Management Of School Workforce Attendance In Primary Schools
This Estyn report evaluates the impact of the Welsh Government guidance on the effective management of school workforce attendance in primary schools. It considers how well primary schools, local authorities and regional consortia have implemented the guidance and the effect that it has had on the management of teacher and headteacher absence.