Academies are not doing enough to work with other schools in their neighbourhoods and so are not fulfilling one of their original objectives according to a report published today by the Institute of Education, University of London, which was confirmed last week as the leading centre for educational research in the UK.
First ever study on psychological effects of buggies reveals life in a 21st century baby buggy can be emotionally isolated and language poor
The most popular style of baby buggies – those that face away from the pusher – may be undermining children's development. Children in such buggies are significantly less likely to talk, laugh, and interact with their parents, than are those in buggies that face the pusher, according to the first ever research study on the psychological effects of buggies on babies.
Widespread poor education and careers advice is preventing large numbers of academically able pupils from non-privileged homes going on to higher education and diverting them into 'a cul de sac of opportunity' according to the Sutton Trust, the charity which aims to improve social mobility in Britain.
The vast majority of England's most socially selective state secondary schools are non-grammar schools, a major review carried out for the Sutton Trust reveals today. However, England's remaining grammar schools are currently enrolling half as many academically able children from disadvantaged backgrounds as they could do.
Nearly three out of four people (74%) think that income differences in Britain are too large and seven in ten (69%) believe that parents’ income plays too big a part in determining children’s life chances, according to the first survey of attitudes to inequality and social mobility commissioned by the Sutton Trust.
Sixty thousand state school pupils who have been among the top fifth of academic performers in their year do not go on to higher education, according to new research commissioned by the Sutton Trust published today.
Half of state school pupils do not think that they will be better off financially by going to certain universities over others, and teachers in the maintained sector are reluctant to discuss the different status of universities, suggest two new pieces of research commissioned by the Sutton Trust.
Nearly three out of four young people say they are likely to go into higher education – the highest for five years - and fewer are being deterred from university by worries over debt, according to the latest Ipsos MORI poll of student intentions published today by the Sutton Trust.
Students from non-privileged backgrounds who attended Sutton Trust university summer do well in their university degrees, suggests a review published today.
Many students from poor backgrounds are being put off university because they are afraid of getting into debt and very few of them know about bursaries or maintenance grants on offer, according to a report by Staffordshire University published today.