Academic year 2014/15


Supporting the attainment of disadvantaged pupils

Friday, 06 November 2015

Report looking at how different schools support the performance of pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds. Alongside the main research report is a briefing for school leaders and a single page summary of factors that lead to successful outcomes.


CBI/Pearson's Education Skills Survey

Friday, 17 July 2015

The CBI/Pearson’s survey collected results from across 300 employers and looked at how businesses perceive the school leaver labour market, what they think are the challenges for future business and how schools and central government can improve their career provisions.


Comparison between the performance of academies and maintained schools

Friday, 03 July 2015

Research published on 1 July 2015 by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) has found that, on average, pupils attending maintained schools performed as well in GCSEs in 2014 as those attending academies.


Funding for disadvantaged pupils, National Audit Office

Friday, 03 July 2015

The NAO report, published on Tuesday 30 June, looked at the Department for Education’s pupil premium policy and assessed how well schools are spending the money.


The Pupil Premium: Next Steps, The Sutton Trust

Friday, 03 July 2015

The pupil premium was introduced by the coalition government in 2011 to raise the attainment of disadvantaged children in education. Five years on from its introduction, the Sutton Trust have produced a research report into the impact of the pupil premium.


Research and guidance about the local authority school improvement (LASI) Ofsted inspection

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

The National Governors’ Association (NGA) and the National Coordinators of Governor Services (NCOGS) have published two new reports entitled The Move Beyond Effective and Beyond Effective. Both reports take a detailed look at local authority school improvement (LASI) inspections which are conducted by Ofsted. In particular, the reports relate to school governance and how local authority governor services can succeed in the LASI inspection


Cracking the code: how schools can improve social mobility

Friday, 10 October 2014

The Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission has published a report on social mobility in schools, which includes recommendations on how schools can improve disadvantaged pupils' life chances. 


Perceptions of A Levels , GCSEs and Other Qualifications in England – Wave 12

Friday, 26 September 2014

Published research into the confidence of GCSE, A Level and vocational qualifications from headteachers, teachers, students, parents and the general public.


Taking action: Achieving a culture change in careers provision

Thursday, 11 September 2014

This is the National Careers Council's second report to the government and sets out four recommendations it feels are needed to bring about action and greater investment in a culture in careers provision. 


Trojan horse inquiry

Thursday, 04 September 2014

The National Governors’ Association was part of the Review Group set up by Birmingham City Council to review and comment upon the findings of Ian Kershaw, the independent chief adviser. Here, we provide a commentary of the reports and investigations that have subsequently been carried out. 

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