Research

NFER releases new report on children’s development

New analysis of data collected by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has identified the most significant factors affecting the development of five-year-old children across England. Today’s report, published by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER), examines the data collected by the International Early Learning and Child …

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New research leads the call to legally protect SENCOs’ time

New research has found that almost three-quarters of Special Educational Needs Coordinators (SENCOs) in the UK do not have enough time to sufficiently support pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), leading to a widespread call to legalise the protection of SENCOs’ time. That’s according to the National SENCO …

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Learn2Think Foundation launches news writing competition for 8-11 year olds

Charitable company The Learn2Think Foundation is offering young students the chance to develop their writing, as well as critical thinking, reasoning and research skills in the 2018 Learn2Think Young Journalist Prize. The focus this year is on questioning, challenging 8-11 year olds to think like an investigative journalist, using interviewing …

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School students to become Earth Observation researchers through UK Space Agency funded project

Currently in its pilot phase and set to roll out to other schools in Spring 2018, the Institute for Research in Schools (IRIS) has launched MELT, a project that offers students the chance to contribute to the understanding of our planet’s environmental changes. The UK Space Agency has provided a …

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Study of over 17,000 students reveals endemic mental health crisis

Dig-In, the leading student brand-engagement platform, in collaboration with mental healthcare provider The Insight Network, has today released initial findings from one of the world’s largest-ever student mental health surveys, questioning more than 17,000 students from 130 universities across England, Scotland and Wales. The results will go on to form …

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