CentreForum’s Director of Education Data and Analysis, Jon Andrews, has made a submission on behalf CentreForum to the Education Select Committee inquiry on multi-academy trusts. You can find out more about the inquiry here: www.parliament.uk/education-committee/inquiries/multi-academy-trusts-15-16/ The submission focuses on two areas of the inquiry: The current MATs landscape, including the number, size, and geographical coverage of […]
Analytical briefing – April 2016 Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen some totemic policy proposals from the Department for Education. First, a consultation on the National Funding Formula (NFF), followed by the Budget and an education White Paper, ‘Educational Excellence Everywhere’. This White Paper, the first since 2010, announced a range of changes, […]
We have today released our first Annual Report into the state of English education. The report charts progress towards a series of world-class benchmarks in Early Years, Primary and Secondary education. You can download the full report here: Education in England: Annual Report 2016 Key findings Attainment is improving, but over 60 per cent of secondary […]
In March 2016, CentreForum will publish its first Annual Report, which will consider the progress of pupils in England against ‘world-class’ standards. This booklet, produced in partnership with Education DataLab, sets out proposals for what those world-class standards should look like and the progress we think pupils and schools should make over the next fifteen […]
This report argues that recent efforts to raise school standards, important though they are, have arguably focused too narrowly on reforming the academic curriculum and qualifications, at the expense of the education of the whole child.
Alternative providers (APs) play an increasingly important role in widening access to higher education, promoting innovation in programme design and delivery, and enhancing student choice. Yet there is a continuing perception among APs that they suffer from the lack of a “level playing field” in the way public and private institutions are regulated, inhibiting their […]
The “Read On. Get On.” campaign has set an ambition that all 11 year olds in Britain should be reading well by 2025. Of the one in four children that are not currently reading well, a disproportionate number come from disadvantaged backgrounds. Disadvantaged children already face many challenges and not being able to read well […]
This report sets out ways that early years policy can narrow the opportunity gap between disadvantaged children and their peers. The report urges government to be clearer about how progress towards narrowing the gap should be measured. It calls for greater focus on helping parents develop their children’s home learning environment. It also backs calls […]