Country: England






National Food Strategy (Part One)

Part One of the two-part National Food Strategy contains urgent recommendations to support this country through the turbulence caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and to prepare for the end of the EU exit transition period on 31 December 2020.   It focuses on making sure a generation of our most disadvantaged children do not get left behind, and grasping the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to decide what kind of trading nation we want to be.


Date Published: 29th July 2020
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The Annual Bullying Survey 2019

This year, we are celebrating our seventh annual edition of this crucial body of evidence; documenting the true extent and nature of bullying behaviours from the real and often unheard voices of the young people who experience it.   Our research continues to influence policy and innovation within the anti- bullying sector; whilst empowering educators and various other stakeholders to make more informed decisions in the prevention of bullying.   We continue to utilise this vital research in our own work; powering the development of innovative new support interventions, ultimately aiding our mission to combat bullying.   As always, 50% of the report benchmarks bullying...


Date Published: 11th November 2019
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UCAS 2020 Cycle Applicant Figures – 15 October Deadline

UCAS University Applications: Statistical release published on 7 November, providing core numbers for the 2020 October 15th application deadline, comparison data over ten cycles, and graphical illustrations of key trends.


Date Published: 7th November 2019
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Exploring Mental Health Inpatient Capacity

The pressure on mental health inpatient services in England is growing, and the impact of this pressure on people who use these services and on clinical staff cannot be underestimated. Staff working in mental health units want to deliver safe and effective services for patients, but these aims are severely challenged when wards are fully occupied. The use of inappropriate out of area placements means that individuals are separated from their families and social networks for the duration of their inpatient care. Of even more concern is that people who have received inpatient care out of...


Date Published: 6th November 2019
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Character Education Framework Guidance

This guidance is for school leaders and teachers considering the rationale for character education and personal development, and the practicalities of provision and delivery.   The guidance will support schools as they consider:
  • the 2019 Ofsted inspection framework
  • the social, moral, cultural and spiritual development of pupils
  • preparations for the introduction of ‘Relationships education’ and ‘Health education’ in primary schools, and ‘Relationships, sex and health education’ in secondary schools
  The guidance provides schools with 6 benchmarking questions to support reflection and the self-evaluation of current provision.


Date Published: 5th November 2019
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Department for Education Departmental Overview

This overview summarises the work of the Department for Education including what it does, how much it spends, recent and major developments, and what to look out for across its main areas.   This Departmental Overview is designed to provide a quick and accessible overview of the Department and its performance over the last year. The report focuses on the Department’s responsibilities and how it spends its money, key developments in its areas of work and findings from our recent reports.


Date Published: 28th October 2019
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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. First Report of Session 2019-20

In 2014, Parliament legislated with the intention of transforming the educational experiences of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. The reforms were ambitious: the Children and Families Bill sought to place young people at the heart of the system. However, as we set out in this report, that ambition remains to be realised. Let down by failures of implementation, the 2014 reforms have resulted in confusion and at times unlawful practice, bureaucratic nightmares, buckpassing and a lack of accountability, strained resources and adversarial experiences, and ultimately dashed the hopes of many.   The reforms were the...


Date Published: 23rd October 2019
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Beyond the bare minimum – Are universities and colleges doing enough for disabled students?

Disabled students now make up a significant part of the student population. In 2017, 13.2 per cent of students attending an English university or college reported having at least one disability.1 Disabled students contribute to a more diverse student body and bring a wider variety of views to the seminar room. Students and staff have campaigned for more inclusive practices on campus and against government reforms to their funding. Wider acceptance in society has broadened their opportunities for employment after graduation. Such contributions have made universities and colleges more accessible than ever before.


Date Published: 18th October 2019
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Free schools in England: 2019 report

Free schools are new, state-funded schools that are independent of local authorities. They were one of the flagship education reforms introduced by the 2010 Coalition Government, based on a similar concept in Sweden and charter schools in the United States and Canada.   The first free schools opened in September 2011 and they now number over 500, and are in every region in England. In September 2019, the prime minister confirmed a renewed commitment to the free schools programme, with a further 220 set to open over the coming years.   In November 2017 the Education Policy Institute published its first...


Date Published: 17th October 2019
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