Not By Degrees: Improving Student Mental Health In The UK’s Universities
Levels of mental illness, mental distress and low well-being among students in higher education in the UK are increasing, and are high relative to other sections of the population, according to the findings of this IPPR report. Leadership Briefing 12.01 (133)
No Shortcuts: Quality And The Free Childcare Extension
Working parents of three and four year olds in England are now able to access 30 hours of free childcare per week during school term time. This report by the Family and Childcare Trust finds that a third of local authorities don’t know whether there will be a reduction in the quality of care available as a result of the roll out of the 30 hours offer. Leadership Briefing 12.01 (133)
Added Protection: Highlighting Teacher Abuse
A study carried out by Bath Spa University’s Psychology Department has revealed that almost a third of teachers (three in ten) have suffered abuse from parents in the past, over a quarter of primary teachers experience abuse once a month and a fifth of secondary teachers are subjected to similar behaviour. These shocking statistics are a sad reflection on the stresses of the job and the potential for conflict, but what protection do teachers have in these situations? Tim Gooder, an education sector expert at Gordons law firm, explores.
On Course For Success? Student Retention At University
This SMF report analyses the factors that affect student drop-out rates from universities across England. It argues that there has been much focus and activity directed towards increasing the proportion of students from ethnic minority and disadvantaged backgrounds that enter university.
Commission on Inequality in Education
Reducing inequality in education is a challenging task where progress has been all too slow. This report by the Social Market Foundation reviews the evidence on inequality across time and observes how little it has changed, and in some cases how the situation has actually worsened over time.
Developing Character Skills In Schools
This DfE report provides a survey and case studies on activities to support pupils' development of character skills, and eports on the number of schools that offer specific activities to support development of desirable character traits and skills.
School Funding And Pupil Outcomes Review
This DfE report shows how changes in school funding from 2010 to 2015 have affected pupil outcomes in England. The report is a review of existing academic evidence and a new analysis of schools with reduced funding to assess whether this has had an impact on pupil outcomes.