The Effects Of Age, Gender And School Type On Primary Maths And Reading Attainment
The attainment gap between summer-born babies and their older peers gradually narrows during their early education but remains significant even at the end of primary school, according to this research by education data analytics company, SchoolDash. Leadership Briefing 13.03(147)
Young People’s RSE Poll 2018
This research by the Sex Education Forum and the National Education Union of young people shows gaps in Relationship and Sex Education on sexual grooming, abusive relationships and how to get help if they are sexually assaulted. Leadership Briefing 13.03 (147)
Families and Schools Together (FAST)
Families and Schools Together (FAST) is a parental engagement programme which aims to support parenting, enhance links between families, school and the community, and make a difference to children’s behaviour and learning. This report by the Education Endowment Foundation focused on pupils in Year 1 and measured the impact of FAST for the whole year group in terms of attainment and behavioural outcomes. Leadership Briefing 13.03(147)
Early Career Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
This qualitative research by the NFER looks at evidence on the development needs of early career teachers (ECTs) and effective practice in meeting needs. It explores the support required by teachers in their early careers and good practice in CPD for early career teachers. The study revealed that new teachers commonly experience 'practice shock' when beginning to teach and need support from colleagues to help them acclimatise to the reality of work in schools. Leadership Briefing 13.03(147)
Affordable Primary Tuition
This report from the Education Endowment Foundation trial of Tutor Trust’s affordable tuition project found that low-cost tutoring in small groups increased maths scores for disadvantaged pupils who are working below age-expected levels in maths.
Caught At The Crossroads?
This report by the Universities and Colleges Employers Association shows that ‘pay penalties’ for ethnic minority groups are significant, with Black men and Black women earning the least on average relative to White men. The report includes recommendations for employers to consider when looking at gender and ethnicity pay gaps and when developing action plans.
Winners And Losers From The Teachers’ Pay Grant
Schools with high numbers of disadvantaged pupils are more likely to struggle to cover the cost of this year’s teacher pay rise, according to this research by the EPI (the Education Policy Institute).
Access Arrangements For GCSE, AS And A Level 2017 To 2018 Academic Years
Nearly one in five pupils get extra time in exams, according to this Ofqual report. Now exam boards have been told to launch a review following concerns that parents are using mental health to exploit a loophole and get students extra time.