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Tuesday, 18 September 2018
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.