A small-scale randomised controlled trial was carried out in the Manchester area to evaluate the effects of the PEN Home Learning Project on children’s development during their time in nursery. Researchers found that taking part in the intervention had a significant effect on the child’s home learning environment, measured by learning activities the parents reported they do at home with their children.
Fairer Fees assesses reforms to student finance that would introduce lower fees for less well-off students and reintroduce maintenance grants, and analyses how this could increase fairness and widen access to higher education.
This report provides new evidence on the use of contextualised admissions amongst a group of highly selective universities in the UK today, and offers some insights into the difference that greater use of contextual data might make to the numbers of disadvantaged students at these universities.
This report, by Carl Cullinane and Rebecca Montacute, brings together new polling from Ipsos–Mori, NFER and YouGov to highlight the recognition among teachers, employers and young people of how important life skills are to the success of young people, as well as exploring current provision for life skills development in state schools and the level of demand for improvement.
This report gives a comprehensive overview of the current state of early years policy in light of evidence about what works. It assesses the strengths and limitations of where we are today, and identifies priority areas and key next steps for policy attention.
Our annual polling with Ipsos MORI on the aspirations of young people aged 11-16 looks at the likelihood they will go to university and their views on tuition fees and debt, showing an increase in financial worries.
This report summarises the educational backgrounds of MPs after the June 2017 election, looking at trends in independent school and comprehensive attendance, along with the university backgrounds of the new parliament.
The Sutton Trust surveyed 1,361 teachers in its annual teacher polling through the National Foundation for Educational Research Teacher Voice Omnibus survey, highlighting how budget cuts are affecting schools.