Treating Students Fairly: The Economics of Post-School Education
The tuition fee system for England's universities is ripping off students and giving taxpayers poor value for money, according to this report by the House of Lords economic affairs committee, which attacked a deeply unfair system of fees and loans.
The Relative Labour Market Returns To Different Degrees
Family background, subject choice and university have a significant impact on English students' earnings five years after graduation, according to this report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies.
Student Academic Experience Survey
This report by the Higher Education Policy Institute shows students in the United Kingdom are reporting statistically significant improvements in perceptions of value for money from their higher education experience in a marked reversal of a five-year downward trend.
Involving Parents – Communication Between Schools And Parents Of School-Aged Children
This Estyn report is a short study which reviews how effectively schools communicate and engage with parents of school-aged children and explore parents’ views of the approaches taken by schools.
What Is The Effect Of Secondary (High) Schooling On Subsequent Medical School Performance?
This report by the University of York shows that students from some of England’s worst performing secondary schools who enrol on medical degrees with lower A Level grades, on average, do at least as well as their peers from top performing schools. Leadership Briefing (142)
Pre-Key Stage 2 Standards: Pupils Working Below The National Curriculum Assessment Standard
The government has published details of pre-key stage standards for SEND pupils. It confirmed how it will track the progress of special educational needs pupils working “below test standard” in primary schools next year – but warned that teachers should not use the standards to grade pupils. Leadership Briefing (142)
Improving Quality Of Life Of People On The Autism Spectrum And Their Families Through Parent Education
This report by the University of Northampton’s Centre for Education and Research for the ESIPP project (Equity and Social Inclusion through Positive Parenting), shows that providing accurate information about autism to parents and teaching them to adapt their parenting using good autism practice, helps to improve outcomes for autistic people and their families. Leadership Briefing (142)
Integrated Communities Strategy Green Paper
This Government consultation paper on integration strategy cites school segregation as a major challenge to improved integration. Leadership Briefing (142)
Ofsted’s Inspection Of Schools
This National Audit Office report examines whether Ofsted’s approach to inspecting schools is providing value for money. Approximately 21,500 state-funded schools in England are subject to inspection by Ofsted. They educate a total of some eight million pupils. Ofsted spent an estimated £44 million on inspecting state-funded schools in 2017-18. This is equivalent to 0.11% of the total funding for state-funded schools in the same year. Leadership Briefing (142)
Free For All? Analysing Free Schools in England, 2018
This NFER report takes a snapshot of the free school programme in England, seven years after its establishment, looking at the types of school set up, the characteristics of their pupils, and their academic outcomes. Leadership Briefing (142)