July 2020

DSS 19/20 101Special Educational Needs in England: January 2020

This report from the DfE presents data from the January 2020 school census on pupils with special educational needs (SEN) and on SEN provision.

DSS 19/20 102Getting the Balance Right

This report from the Sutton Trust explores whether the right balance is being achieved between supporting child development and learning and raising parental employment through flexible, affordable childcare.

DSS 19/20 103Monitoring Social Mobility

This report from the Social Mobility Commission audits Whitehall departments against some of the recommendations which it has made over the last 7 years to improve social mobility.

DSS 19/20 104UK Universities and China

This collection of 8 essays provides insights into the difficulties and opportunities encountered by higher education institutions (HEIs) as they engage with China.

DSS 19/20 105Guaranteeing the Right Start

This report from the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) sets out 3 bold measures to avert the pending unemployment crisis and to minimise the numbers of young people who end up as not in education, employment or training (NEET).

DSS 19/20 106Resourcing Higher Education: Challenges, Choices, and Consequences

This report from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) examines evidence around key resourcing challenges faced in OECD jurisdictions.

DSS 19/20 107The Need for Summer Scheme Support in Response to Covid-19

In this report, the Office of the Children’s Commissioner calls for the government to step up its support for summer schemes in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

DSS 19/20 108Support for Vulnerable Children and the Children of Keyworkers

This report from the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) explores the engagement of vulnerable pupils and the children of keyworkers in school, including remote provision and welfare support.

DSS 19/20 109Getting the Grades They’ve Earned: Covid-19

This report from the House of Commons Education Committee reports on its recent inquiry into the system for awarding exam grades this summer.

DSS 19/20 110Students’ Views on the Impact of Coronavirus on their Higher Education Experience

This report from the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) presents research on how the pandemic has affected students’ experiences.

Points of Information No.220

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