Sir Peter Lampl writes in The Times on the need for improved social mobility in the legal profession.
Improving poor teachers would transform england’s education performance to be among the best in the world
English schools could improve their low position in international league tables in Reading and Mathematics and become one of the top five education performers in the world within 10 years if the performance of the country’s least effective teachers was brought up to the national average according to new research published today by the Sutton Trust.
Nearly a quarter (23%) of schoolchildren aged 11-16 in England and Wales have received some private or home tuition according to the latest survey of 2739 students commissioned by the Sutton Trust and carried out by Ipsos MORI earlier this year.
Children from poor backgrounds should have priority in school admissions and should be the main children to benefit when successful schools expand, says the Sutton Trust in its response to the Government’s proposals on changes to the admissions code. It does not think schools should give preference to children of their own teachers.
Sir Peter Lampl writes on the bursaries available at leading US universities in The Times.
Four schools and one college sent more students to Oxbridge over three years than 2,000 schools and colleges across the UK, reveals the latest report on university admissions by individual schools by the Sutton Trust.
Just under a third of secondary school children correctly understand the fees system for universities in England reveals the latest survey commissioned by the Sutton Trust.
Smaller classes, uniforms, and primary homework among the least effective ways of boosting school performance
Reducing class sizes, setting homework during primary school, and introducing school uniforms are among the least effective ways of improving school results, according to a new ‘Which?’ style guide for education published by the Sutton Trust today.
Less than 10% of teachers think government school reforms will improve outcomes for less privileged children
Less than one in ten teachers think the Coalition Government’s school reforms introducing more academies and establishing free schools will help improve the educational outcomes of disadvantaged children, a major survey of teachers has found. The majority of teachers also fear that moves to provide more freedom for schools will lead to greater social segregation across the education system.
Sir Peter Lampl makes the case for Open Access to independent day schools in The Times.