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GCSE Exams Summer 2022: Parental survey

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.

UK Teacher Recruitment and Retention Crisis

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

UK Students feedback on the 2020/21 academic year

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

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

Shaking up the status quo with disruptor start-ups

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