National Tutoring Programme: guidance for schools, 2022-2023

19 September 2022

The National Tutoring Programme (NTP) provides primary and secondary schools with funding to spend on targeted academic support, delivered by trained and experienced tutors and mentors. On 31st March 2022,…

Ofsted: Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on schools

3 September 2022

Over the past year, Ofsted has produced a series of reports in their education recovery series, where they have explored how schools, prisons, early years providers and further education and…

Recovery premium funding updated

12 July 2022

The DfE has updated the payment dates for the academic year 2022 to 2023. They have also added information about the menu of approaches: 'As with pupil premium, any activities…

EEF blog: Moving Forwards, Making a Difference

25 May 2022

It is clear, both from the research and in talking to teachers and school leaders, that pupils continue to feel the effects of the partial school closures. Although national lockdowns…

New Schools Bill to boost education standards across the country

18 May 2022

The Schools Bill is set to deliver on the government’s mission to raise standards across the country, increasing attendance and improve safeguarding for children wherever they are educated. This bill…

DfE press release: National Tutoring Programme

5 April 2022

Plans have been set out for the next year of the National Tutoring Programme, where schools will receive funding directly to help reach pupils most in need of support. Children…

The Impact of Covid-19 on pupil attainment – a summary of research evidence

25 March 2022

The pandemic and associated partial school closures have led to considerable disruption to the learning of pupils in England. In order to inform policy- and decision-making, a range of studies…

School funding statistics

28 January 2022

On 27th January 2022 school funding statistics were released on the GOV.UK website. The publication provides statistics on school revenue funding from 2010 through to the 2022/23 financial year. Headline…

Learning from rapid response and ongoing research about the impact of the pandemic on young people’s mental health

21 January 2022

This free seminar from the Anna Freud National centre for children and families will explore evidence of the impact of the pandemic on child and youth mental health emerging from…

School recovery strategies: year 1 findings

18 January 2022

Schools’ approaches to education recovery in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The DfE have published a research report detailing the interim findings from a mixed methods study. Aiming to…

Education recovery in schools: autumn 2021

4 January 2022

A briefing on the continued impact of the pandemic and education recovery has been released, which draws on evidence from inspections that Ofsted carried out in autumn 2021. Inspection handbooks…

Ex-teachers asked to return to the classroom

20 December 2021

The Government is asking former teachers who have the skills and time to return to the classroom to sign up to be part of the national effort to support face-to-face education in…