Insights and opinions

Looking back and thinking forward – UK teachers’ review of 2019

With 2019 coming to a close we conducted a final survey of the year to find out how teachers fared. A summary of the results can be found here (which links to a pdf document saved on Google drive). Although it has undoubtedly been a challenging year, overall the majority of the teachers that took … Continue reading Looking back and thinking forward – UK teachers’ review of 2019

Equity in education – an analysis of recent publications

‘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

View from the (Ugandan) chalk face

When the Education and Employers charity published the findings of its research into career aspirations amongst primary school children across the globe the headlines made surprising reading. Newspapers drew attention to the conclusion that Ugandan children hold higher career aspirations than their counterparts in the UK, who are seemingly more interested in becoming social media … Continue reading View from the (Ugandan) chalk face