Better Schools for All? School effectiveness and the impact on pupils
By linking data from the School Workforce Census to data on pupil attainment from the National Pupil Database, together with Consistent Financial Reporting returns, school inspection data from Ofsted; and also linking the above to schools in the Workplace Employment Relations Survey, this study will establish how much of the variance in pupil attainment in England is related to school effectiveness. The project is exploring the school level traits, such as staffing, resourcing and governance that are linked to school effectiveness, and how these are changing over time. We also examine which of these traits appear most salient in improving outcomes for pupils both at the average and for disadvantaged pupils towards the bottom of the attainment distribution.
Timescale and funder
This project is funded by the Nuffield Foundation. It began in May 2015 and will be completed in April 2017.