Social Mobility Barometer: Public attitudes to social mobility in the UK

January 31, 2019

January 31, 2019

By Social Mobility Commission (published December 2018) This report from the Social Mobility Commission examines public attitudes to social mobility in the UK. The report draws upon an online YouGov survey of over 5,520 UK adults across the UK, as well as a supplementary survey of 1,656 adults conducted in October 2018 and another survey […]

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The impact of undergraduate degrees on early-career earnings

January 31, 2019

January 31, 2019

By Institute for Fiscal Studies and Department for Education (published November 2018) This report from the Department for Education (DfE) and Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) uses the new Longitudinal Educational Outcomes (LEO) administrative dataset to provide an estimate of the impact of Higher Education (HE) on the earnings of graduates at age 29 and […]

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The contribution of realist evaluation to critical analysis of the effectiveness of entrepreneurship education competitions.

January 31, 2019

January 31, 2019

By Catherine Brentnall, Iván Diego Rodríguez and Nigel Culkin (published November 2018) This article explores the effectiveness of entrepreneurship education (EE), particularly the use of entrepreneurial competitions and competitive pedagogy, through a realist evaluation (RE). RE is an approach designed specifically to understand why particular complex programmes/interventions work. The approach assumes that programmes such as EE […]

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Learning about Careers: Open data and Labour Market Intelligence

January 31, 2019

January 31, 2019

By Graham Attwell and Dr Deirdre Hughes (published November 2018). This article from Attwell and Hughes examines how labour market intelligence and information can be used in the current digital age to better understand the UK labour market. Labour market information (LMI) includes any quantitative or qualitative information on the labour market that can assist […]

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Chain Effects 2018: The impact of academy chains on low-income pupils

January 31, 2019

January 31, 2019

By Merryn Hutchings and Becky Francis (published December 2018) This new report from the Sutton Trust is the fifth and final piece in their annual Chain Effects series, examining the impact of academy chains on the attainment of disadvantaged pupils. The academy programme was in launch in 2000 and has been promoted by successive governments […]

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Engaging Employers in School Careers Guidance: A report on our Young Careers service

November 20, 2018

November 20, 2018

By Reed in Partnership (published November 2018) This new report from Reed in Partnership examines the success of its Young Careers service and the benefits of employer engagement for employers and what good careers provision looks like. The Young Careers service takes a whole school approach in building sustainable employer/school relationships and engaging students with […]

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Value for Money in Higher Education

November 20, 2018

November 20, 2018

By the House of Commons Education Committee (Published October 2018) This report from the House of Commons Education Committee examines the concept of value for money in higher education from the perspectives of graduate outcomes, social justice, senior management pay, quality of teaching and the role of the Office for Students. The last few years […]

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Destinations Data: Good practice for schools

November 20, 2018

November 20, 2018

By the Department for Education (October 2018) This new guidance from the Department for Education (DfE) explains how to use destination data and measures to understand the positions of students two years after leaving Key Stage 4 and help teachers plan, review and improve careers provision and student progression. Destination data is any information that […]

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Careers Provision in Colleges: What works?

November 20, 2018

November 20, 2018

By The Careers and Enterprise Company (published November 2018) This report from the Careers and Enterprise Company (CEC) examines best practice in careers provision in colleges in England. While the Gatsby Benchmarks are not a statutory framework for colleges, they are expected to follow the guidance in full by 2020 to ensure that they are […]

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