DfE Announces Single Departmental Plan

PAG Staff Government reporting

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 DfE has identified 4 key ‘ambitions’: 1) Closing the ‘word gap’ in early years The …

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Minding the Gap

PAG Staff Government reporting

The Education Policy Institute (EPI) has published a report examining the progress made by disadvantaged, pupil premium, pupils in attainment. The headline finding is that while there has been a narrowing of the attainment gap, this has happened at a very slow rate. The most disadvantaged pupils are now on average 19.3 months behind their peers, narrowed by only three …