11-16 Education Committee Report: Government Responds

PAG Staff2024, Article, free schools, Government reporting, Policy, Press Release

House of Lords 11-16 Education Report and Government Response Education for 11–16 Year Olds Committee Report In a 2023 report titled ‘Requires Improvement: Urgent Change for 11-16 Education’, a House of Lords Committee outlined relatively severe reforms it felt were urgently needed to improve the standards of 11-16 year olds’ education, with particular reference to the digital and green economies. A brief …

PAG Explains: Childcare Sufficiency Assessment

PAG Staff2022, Article, Early Years, free schools, Policy, Schools

PAG Explains: Childcare Sufficiency AssessmentsPAG have undertaken full Childcare Sufficiency Assessments (CSAs) for over 30 Local Authorities in England and Wales. We have experience stretching back to the days of childcare audits in the early days of Sure Start and the Childcare Act 2006. As market leaders in the delivery of full CSAs, PAG’s expertise in assessing childcare markets and …

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Analysis of the DfE Implementation Plan

PAG Staff2022, Policy

Analysis of the DfE Implementation PlanIntroductionFollowing the release of the white and green papers, the DfE has released their implementation plan, outlining the next steps towards the ambitions set out by each of those papers. To recap, one of the main headlines from the white paper was that the government is aiming for all schools to be part of a …

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Education Investment Areas for Post-16 Builds

PAG Staff2022, Policy, Press Release, Schools

Education Investment AreasAs part of its Levelling Up White Paper, the Department for Education has announced 55 areas of the country due to benefit from an investment in education. Dubbed EIAs (Education Investment Areas), the locations will all be prioritised for the building of new, high-quality sixth form free schools in the next application wave. At Premier Advisory we have …

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 …

2020 Annual Lecture ‘Social risk taking in adolescence’

Alessia PaganiPolicy

‘Social risk taking in adolescence’ by Prof. Sarah-Jayne Blakemore 2020 Annual Lecture During the Education Policy Institute 2020 Annual Lecture, Prof. Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge, gave a lecture on ‘Social risk taking in adolescence’. The lecture presented the results of recent research and experiments on influence of peers on the behaviour …