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ACDS publishes updated children’s services policy paper

PAG Staff2024, Article, Attainment Gap, Case Studies, Early Years, Government reporting, Inequalities, Local Authorities, Policy, Schools

ACDS publishes updated children’s services policy paper In a compelling update to its 2017 policy position paper, “A Country That Works for All Children,” the Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ACDS) has released a new policy paper that serves as both a reflection on the past seven years and a fervent call to action. This latest document underscores the persistent …

Prisons Strategy White Paper Response

PAG Staff2022, Article, Inequalities, Justice, Prison, Schools

Prisons Strategy White Paper ResponseOn December 7th 2021, The Ministry of Justice released the Prison Strategy White Paper, setting out their vision for the next 10 years in how to address the most critical areas for reducing reoffending, questions on the content and implementation of some of their proposals, and opened a consultation exercise to those with an interest and …

Disability Confident

PAG Staff2022, Article, Inequalities, Partnerships, Press Release, Recruitment

Premier Advisory & Disability ConfidentPremier Advisory is proud to announce that we have signed up to be part of the Disability Confident Scheme. The scheme, which counts the number of paid employees working at Disability Confident business at 11 million, is in place to support employers in getting the most out of the talents disabled people can offer the workplace.Disability …

Cultural Capital at School – Our interview with Kate Fripp

Anna Fosse-GaltierInequalities, Interview, Policy, Schools

Cultural Capital at School Our interview with Kate Fripp🎙A year ago, PAG published an article about the introduction of cultural capital into the Ofsted Inspection Framework. From September 2019, Ofsted asked their inspectors to ‘consider the extent to which schools are equipping pupils with the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life,’ and to introduce pupils to ‘the …

The Impact of School Closures on the Attainment Gap: A Rapid Evidence Assessment from EEF

Ceri MossAttainment Gap, COVID-19, Inequalities

The Impact of School Closures on the Attainment Gap: A Rapid Evidence Assessment from EEFEarlier this week, the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), an independent charity dedicated to breaking the link between family income and educational achievement, released a rapid evidence assessment focused on the impact of school closures on the attainment gap. What is the Rapid Evidence Assessment?This rapid evidence …

The Sutton Trust’s research into the impact of COVID-19 on the most disadvantaged young people

Yashna SmartCOVID-19, Inequalities, Schools

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are likely to impact on practically every area of government policy for the foreseeable future. The Sutton Trust, a foundation which improves social mobility in the UK through evidence-based programmes, research and policy advocacy, has looked into the impact of COVID-19 on the most disadvantaged young people through their time in education and into …