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The Benefits of #30Hours Free Childcare

14.02.2018 in Due Diligence

Secretary of State for Education, Damian Hinds has previously expressed his belief that the attainment gap between children begins before they even start school. 30 hours childcare offer was universally implemented in September 2017. The scheme was introduced to help cover the costs of childcare…

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DfE Announces Single Departmental Plan

01.02.2018 in Due Diligence

This week the Department for Education (DfE) announced its Single Departmental Plan. The ambition at the heart of the plan is that social mobility and equality of opportunity are available to all. A summary of the key goals of the plan is presented below. The…

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Can we Measure the Success of the Pupil Premium?

26.01.2018 in Education News

A report this month from the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) has audited school funding policy from 2010, given the prominent role it has played in contemporary education policy and debate. Given the National Audit Office’s (NAO) expectation that schools will need to make…

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Education or Vocation, a Divide?

13.12.2017 in Due Diligence

The Government and sector leaders have given increasing focus to the question of vocational qualifications in the education system. Government plans to reform the FE sector and post-16 system via the introduction of ‘T-Levels’, and the introduction of the apprenticeship levy, will in theory put…

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Social Mobility Action Plan Announcement

08.12.2017 in Due Diligence

Tes has been made aware that the DfE is expected to target the opening of new free schools in the bottom third of the country in terms of educational standards. Tes understands the government’s forthcoming Social Mobility Action Plan will state that the majority of…

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