December 2021

Reference Title
EPRS 21/22 31 The Annual Report of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services, and Schools, 2020-21

The annual report presents Ofsted’s findings from inspections under the new framework for early years childcare, schools, further education and skills, and social care in the academic year 2020-21.

EPRS 21/22 32 SEN Support: Findings from a Qualitative Study

This research from the DfE presents findings from a qualitative study on schools’ approaches to identifying and meeting the needs of pupils receiving SEN support.

EPRS 21/22 33 Ability-grouping and problem behaviour trajectories in childhood and adolescence

This study by researchers from University College London explores the role of ability-grouping in primary school in the development of emotional and behavioural problems across the primary and secondary school years.

EPRS 21/22 34 Financial Sustainability of Schools in England

This report from the National Audit Office looks at schools’ financial health, and at whether the DfE has supported schools effectively to improve their financial sustainability.

EPRS 21/22 35 Which University Degrees are Best for Intergenerational Mobility?

This report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies, in partnership with the Sutton Trust, evaluates universities in terms of their contributions to social mobility.

EPRS 21/22 36 Impact of School Closures and Subsequent Support Strategies on Attainment and Socio-Emotional Wellbeing in Key Stage 1

This study, funded by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) and written by a team of researchers from the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) examines the impact of the disruption to learning and social skills caused by the pandemic on pupils in Key Stage 1.

EPRS 21/22 37 English Higher Education 2021: The Office for Students Annual Review

The OfS 2021 review of English Higher Education looks back on a challenging year for the high education sector and sets out priorities for 2022.

EPRS 21/22 38 Hidden Voices: Graduates’ Perspectives on the Student Loan System in England

This report from the Higher Education Policy Institute explores graduates’ views on the students loan system in England.

EPRS 21/22 39 Annual Report on Education spending in England

This report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies provides a comprehensive overview of spending per pupil across different stages of education.

EPRS 21/22 40 Relative Wages and Pupil Performance: Evidence from TIMMS

This paper by Joshua Fullard, a researcher at the University of Essex explores links between teachers’ pay and pupil performance.

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