October 18, 2013

OECD’s Skills Beyond School Project: Reflections on the Position in England

October 18, 2013

This seminar focused on the success of the Skills Beyond School project in England. Abstract: Across the world’s most developed economies, countries are looking beyond secondary school to more advanced qualifications to provide the skills needed in many of the fastest-growing technical and professional jobs. The OECD project, Skills Beyond School, reviews policy and practice […]

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June 24, 2011

School Governors and Employer Engagement in Education

June 24, 2011

This seminar focused on the benefits of employer engagement in a governing capacity in schools. Abstract: The 2010 Education White Paper confirmed the importance of school governing in England and explicitly stated an intention to work with the Education Employer Taskforce and others “to encourage business people and professionals to volunteer as governors”. The seminar […]

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June 21, 2011

A Study into the Experience of School Governors Recruited Through the Open University

June 21, 2011

Published by the School Governors One-Stop-Shop (SGOSS) The Open University has encouraged 300 students, staff and alumni to apply to be school governors. This report analyses that recruitment drive, the training given and the reasons behind their volunteering. Read ‘A Study into the Experience of School Governors Recruited Through the Open University’

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October 21, 2010

What Is To Be Gained Through Partnership?

October 21, 2010

This Taskforce report¬†published on 15 October 2010 pulls together robust UK and international evidence on employer engagement. What is to be gained through partnership? provides high quality evidence about the benefits of education and employer engagement to young people, schools and employers, including recent research: from the US demonstrating 11% higher wages eight years after […]

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June 21, 2010

The ‘Hidden Givers’: A Study of School Governing Bodies in England

June 21, 2010

A report by the University of Bath (Chris James, Steve Brammer, Michael Connolly, Mike Fertig, Jane James and Jeff Jones), commissioned by the CfBT Education Trust This study sought to establish the relationship between governing body effectiveness and pupil attainment in primary schools and secondary schools in high and low socio-economic settings. The report combines […]

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June 21, 2010

Governors Mean Business: School Governors’ One-Stop Shop Volunteers – Their Contribution and Added Value to Schools in England

June 21, 2010

A report by the University of Hertfordshire (Dr Anne Punter and Prof. John C. Adams), commissioned by the School Governors’ One-Stop Shop (SGOSS) SGOSS places business volunteers in school governing bodies and commissioned this report to assess volunteers’ effectiveness. Data collection took place over the Autumn term 2009 and Spring term 2010. The study sample […]

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June 19, 2008

The School Governance Study

June 19, 2008

A report by the University of Bath, commissioned and summarised by Business in the Community The University of Bath were commissioned by Business in the Community to undertake research examining the effectiveness of school governance. Their findings were published in a report entitled The School Governance Study and used to inform the production of a […]

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