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Why does poor children’s progress drop off at secondary school? Social Mobility Commission report

Today we publish our second report in collaboration with the Social Mobility Commission and Education Datalab. PRESS RELEASE Gap between poor pupils’ attainment at primary and secondary school is worsening Milburn: Closing the gap must be a ‘top of mind’ for schools and Government should set a new target for progress Children from poor backgrounds …

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Time to end complacency on teacher recruitment and retention

Time to end complacency on teacher recruitment and retention: Today’s Education Select Committee report on recruitment and retention uses data from LKMco and Pearson’s “Why Teach?” study to highlight the key role workload plays in driving teachers from the profession. Lead author of the study and Director of the education think-tank LKMco, Loic Menzies welcomed …

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Schools that Work for Everyone: Our response

The consultation on the DfE Green Paper, “Schools that Work for Everyone” recently closed. Here is our response: Selective Schools How should we best support existing grammars to expand? The government should not allow grammar schools to expand. The government’s own evidence (p11) shows that disadvantaged students are few and far between in the upper reaches of …

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