It is estimated that roughly 1.4 million children aged from 2 to 15 years old were classified obese in 2018. Not only is obesity increasing for 10 to 11 year olds, it is increasing even faster for children in deprived areas.
Financial Sustainability of Colleges in England
The financial health of the college sector remains fragile. Evidence shows that financial pressures are affecting wider aspects of provision such as the breadth of the curriculum and levels of student support.
College Staff Survey 2019 Follow-Up
College staff leave at rates higher than primary and secondary schools. The most common reasons that teachers and leaders gave for leaving the FE sector were poor college management and unmanageable workload.
2020 Annual Report on Education Spending in England: Schools
School spending per pupil in England fell by 9% in real terms between 2009–10 and 2019–20. This represents the largest cut in over 40 years.
How Have Schools Coped With COVID-19?
Almost all teachers have reported that their pupils will need additional support to ‘catch up’ with lost learning during lockdown
The Challenges Facing Schools and Pupils in September 2020
Over half of teachers estimate that the learning gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers has widened.
Special Education During Lockdown: Returning To Schools and Colleges in September
This study by the Nuffield Foundation explored how education provision over this time has changed for children and young people with SEND who attend special schools.