Our latest report summarises findings from a survey with parents and guardians of children who took GCSE exams in the Summer of 2022. The report covers approaches to exam preparation, resource purchasing, and student wellbeing. To read a summary of the key findings download the report by clicking here.
By Tahanni Hussein, Research Assistant The challenges of teacher recruitment and retention within the UK is a topic that has garnered much conversation amongst educators, policy makers, researchers and teachers themselves. This issue of recruitment and retention has resurfaced two years post- pandemic, meaning that many schools are being left with insufficient staff numbers. Why … Continue reading UK Teacher Recruitment and Retention Crisis
As part of Green Shoots' ongoing research programme into the UK schools' market, we have initiated a biannual study exploring both macro and micro trends in education. A summary of the findings from the first study is now available, and can be downloaded here. Some key findings include: Feedback on the UK macro-education landscape Teachers … Continue reading Overview of the UK schools’ market
Following the conclusion of an extremely challenging 2020/21 academic year, Green Shoots conducted a short survey with UK university students to gather their feedback on the experience. The research identified a variety of ways by which students' study was affected and there was a very mixed response with regards to the perceived effectivness of the … Continue reading UK Students feedback on the 2020/21 academic year
In response to the school-closure period, teachers have been working hard to provide remote learning opportunities for their students. To see how things are going, we conducted a short survey with teachers, the results of which can be read in full on Google Drive by clicking here. To boil it down to three key points: … Continue reading Teachers’ response to the school-closures
As ever the latest PISA results have prompted a media frenzy across the globe, with the world’s media eager to put the boot into governments where results have not been as good as expected, while in countries where there has been improvement, academics have come out in force to undermine the progress by challenging the … Continue reading What to make of the latest PISA results?
‘Educational equity’ is a term that we have been hearing more and more in recent months, building up to the OECD report at the end of October that provided a detailed analysis of the impact that socio-economic disadvantage has on educational achievement around the world. Unsurprisingly the report concluded that educational opportunity was not ‘equitable’ … Continue reading Equity in education – an analysis of recent publications
Hearing from the latest up and coming start-ups always provides food for thought, and the recent 'Shaking up the drinks industry' event was no different. A panel of start-up founders, put together by isobel, and consisting of WOW drinks, Seedlip, and Ugly provided the opportunity to hear about the journey that each of these emerging … Continue reading Shaking up the status quo with disruptor start-ups