Better schools for all? Insights into school performance in England

Wednesday, 31 January, 2018 - 09:00 to 10:00
2 Dean Trench Street Smith Square
SW1P 3HE London
United Kingdom




The event, organized for a select audience of policy-makers, academics and education experts in the media, will provide an exclusive preview of new research on school performance, due to be published in the February issue of the National Institute Economic Review.

In recent years, governments have spent considerable time, effort and political capital on education reforms in the expectation that pupil attainment will improve. Yet despite government efforts, academic and policy concern regarding pupil attainment in primary and secondary schools persists.

This special issue of the Review, produced in collaboration with UCL Institute of Education as part of work funded by the Nuffield Foundation,  provides new evidence on school performance, examining how much schools matter for explaining variation in pupil attainment. It also explores some of the key areas targeted by policy reforms, considering the prevalence of human resource management practices in state compared with private schools, the use of newly qualified teachers by schools and the role of subject choice.

The event will include presentations on assessing the variance in pupil attainment and whether private schools manage better.


Date:  Wednesday 31st January 2018

Time: 9am to 10am

Venue: National Institute of Economic and Social Research, 2 Dean Trench St, Smith Square, London SW1P 3HE


Registrations and coffee from 8.30 am for a sharp 9am start