Academic year 2018/19

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New analysis from Save the Children exploring the early learning gap and teacher supply

Friday, 04 January 2019

Children’s charity Save the Children has published two new pieces of analysis exploring recruitment and retention of early years teachers as well as new analysis of the DfE’s Early years foundation stage profile results: 2017 to 2018.


Sutton Trust: Chain Effects 2018

Thursday, 03 January 2019

On 20 December 2018, the Sutton Trust released their fifth and final Chain Effects report.


The time it takes to chair a multi-academy trust (MAT)

Friday, 19 October 2018

Part-funded by the British Educational Leadership and Management Association (BELMAS), the National Governance Association (NGA) is carrying out research to explore the time commitment associated with being the chair of trustees in a multi-academy trust (MAT).


School governance in 2018

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

The National Governance Association (NGA) has been running a survey of
school governors and trustees in partnership with Tes since 2011. The aim
of the survey is to gather the views of those who govern in order to inform
and shape education policy and, in the absence of official data, to provide
an overview of the state of school governance in England.

New EPI report exploring admissions to secondary schools and parental choice

Friday, 14 September 2018

This week, the Education Policy Institute (EPI) has released a report exploring the relationship between secondary school admissions and parental choice. The research cross-referenced a new “national census” of parental secondary school choices with different datasets, looking to see whether pupils with certain characteristics were more likely than others to be admitted to schools with good or better Ofsted ratings and high performance outcomes.


New OECD report reveals comparatively high secondary headteacher pay in England

Friday, 14 September 2018

On 11 September, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released Education at a Glance 2018. Of particular interest to governors and trustees, this year’s report drew some revealing comparisons between secondary school headteacher pay in England and secondary school headteacher pay in other OECD countries.


DfE research on the impact of school culture and practice in supporting disadvantaged pupils

Friday, 31 August 2018

Over the summer, the Department for Education (DfE) published research into the impact of school culture and practice in supporting disadvantaged pupils in schools. This research is a comparative piece, assessing culture in London schools (which have achieved disproportionately high outcomes for their disadvantaged pupils) with other schools across the country.


Spotlight on disadvantage: the governing board’s role in spending, monitoring and evaluating the pupil premium

Wednesday, 04 July 2018

NGA has produced a new research report exploring the governing board’s role in spending, monitoring and evaluating the pupil premium.

Since the introduction of the pupil premium in April 2011, little has been done to recognise the role of the governing board in spending the pupil premium and more needs to be done to understand the impact of governance on supporting disadvantaged pupils.


In their own words: lessons learned by multi-academy trusts in their journey since creation

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

NGA has put together a series of rich case studies focused on the experiences of those governing a range of multi-academy trusts (MATs). The lessons they have learned can inform those looking to form or join a MAT by shedding light on the approaches others have found productive and some common barriers to success. 


NGA research exploring headteacher appraisal in English schools

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Taking Headtacher Appriasal Seriously is a research paper written by the NGA.

It explores how schools are currently conducting headteacher appraisal, including the challenges they face and the obstacles they need to overcome to ensure an effective, robust and meaningful process is in place.