Tag Archive: Education

Education Innovation Nation blog #4 – ESIP: Helping East London girls reach their potential

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I first came across Dr Simon Davey through the work he did with Magic Breakfast, a charity supported (and hosted) by Pearson. We had a geeky conversation about education evaluation, I told him about my side project Work&Teach, and he explained that his main project was something called ESIP, the Emerging Scholars Intervention Programme. Since…

Pocket Watch – Developing True Grit

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To download the PDF please click here 2014/12 Introduction Can you teach it? Should you teach it? Should it be part of the school curriculum? The ‘it’ in question is character, or grit, or resilience or all three and more, and it’s been a big talking point this week. Michael Gove believes his school reforms…

Pocket Watch – Top Ten Education Themes for 2014/15

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To download the PDF please click here 2014/4 Introduction This is the last full year before the next general election and while education may not feature as a big theme this time round (currently it’s looking like being the fourth E behind the Economy, Europe and Energy prices,) it will no doubt be hotly debated…

Pocket Watch – Education and social mobility

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To download the PDF please click here 2013/77 Introduction The last week has seen renewed concerns raised about social mobility with particular interest expressed in the role that education can play in this. Notable talking points have been the President of the Girls’ Schools Association urging parents not be “sniffy” about apprenticeships, the Sutton Trust…

Pocket Watch – How are education and skill systems shaping up?

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To download the PDF please click here 2013/49 Introduction Last week saw the publication of two set piece Reports on how education and skills systems are performing both here and abroad. One was the regular OECD ‘Education at a Glance’ Report, at 400+ pages more of a gawp than a glance perhaps but as ever…

Pocket Watch – What’s coming up for education and skills?

To download the PDF please click here 2013/48 Introduction Last week, Government Depts updated their Business Plans. Laid out in the form of simple to read progress reports, start date/end date/status and so on, they offer a useful guide to what Depts such as the DfE and BIS have in store from now up to…

Policy Tracker – Keeping track of what happened in the world of education in January 2013

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To download the PDF please click here Main talking points Little sign of a thaw here with 24 top education measures listed as still outstanding in the Government’s mid-term review launched at the start of this month. Evidence of momentum this month includes for schools, announcements on A level reform and a report on EBCs,…

Pocket Watch – HE Funding and Priorities for 2013/14

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To download the PDF please click here 2013/7 Introduction Nine priority areas and a budget now clearly showing the shift to the fee loan model make up this year’s Grant Letter to HEFCE released this week. HEFCE’s final assessment of the impact of the new fee regime introduced last year will not be complete for…

Pocket Watch: Top 10 education messages from the Party Conference season

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To download the report please click here Introduction The Conference season for the major Parties is over for another year with a number of education announcements made over the last few weeks. Here, in chronological order, is a top 10 listing       More money for disadvantaged pupils under the pupil premium. Announced early…

First termly research digest from eedNET out

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The Pearson  Centre for Policy and Learning is proud to be working in partnership with the Expansive Education  Network. The Network, which is based at the University of Winchester, provides a national and international forum for the development and exchange of ideas and development in teaching and learning.  As such it’s involved in a range…