Education & Labour

Publication date: 27 Nov 2019 | Publication type: General Election Briefing | Theme: Education & Labour | Authors: Boshoff, J, Espinoza, H, Lisauskaite, E, Speckesser, S, Xu, L
Overview Labour, Conservatives and Lib Dems have all pledged to increase the education budget. But we ask, from early years via schools to further and higher education: What can be done to make the education system more effective and fairer? How can outcomes across different levels of education be...
Publication date: 18 Oct 2019 | Publication type: NIESR Discussion Paper | Theme: Education & Labour | Authors: Stokes, L, Bryson, A, Wilkinson, D. | JEL classification: I21 | NIESR discussion paper number: 511
We consider the role played by school leaders in improving pupil attainment, going beyond previous studies by exploring the leadership roles of deputy and assistant heads and classroom-based teachers with additional leadership responsibilities. Using panel data for state-funded secondary schools in...
Publication date: 9 Oct 2019 | Publication type: Report | Theme: Education & Labour | Authors: Dolton, P, Samek, L, She, P | JEL classification: J32, H55, J45 | Report to: Office of Manpower Economics
Over the last 10 years the relative value of public and private sector remuneration packages, including pensions, has changed markedly. This report reviews a comprehensive measure of Total Reward (TR) which includes not just pay, but pensions and other ‘benefits in kind’, evaluates it as the...
| Theme: Education & Labour
This study will investigate the digital skills obtained through higher or tertiary level apprenticeships and estimate their value in the labour market.
Publication date: 26 Jul 2019 | Publication type: Report | Theme: Education & Labour | Authors: Speckesser, S
  The Youth Jobs Gap research series uses previously unseen Longitudinal Education Outcomes data to present new insights into disadvantaged young people’s transition from compulsory education into employment. The first three national reports looked at NEET rates, higher education, and...
Publication date: 11 Jul 2019 | Publication type: Report | Theme: Education & Labour | Authors: Runge, J | External authors: Buzzeo, J , Munro-Lott, N | Report to: Education Endowment Foundation
The pilot intervention ‘Embedding contextualisation in English and mathematics GCSE teaching’ trains English and maths teachers to use examples from real life and vocational contexts in their teaching to emphasise the relevance of studies to the future careers of students. The aim is to improve...
Publication date: 11 Jul 2019 | Publication type: Report | Theme: Education & Labour, Employment & Social policy | Authors: Foliano, F, Rolfe, H, Buzzeo, J, Runge, J, Wilkinson, D. | Report to: Education Endowment Foundation
The Changing Mindsets project aimed to improve attainment outcomes at the end of primary school by teaching Year 6 pupils that their brain potential was not a fixed entity but could grow and change through effort exerted. The programme, delivered by Portsmouth University, taught pupils about the...
Publication date: 21 Jun 2019 | Publication type: Report | Theme: Education & Labour | Authors: Speckesser, S, Espinoza, H | External authors: Bursnall, M
This report is part of the Youth Jobs Gap research series, which uses new Longitudinal Education Outcomes data to present new insights into disadvantaged young people’s transition from compulsory education into employment. The first three national reports have looked at NEET rates, higher education...
Publication date: 19 Jun 2019 | Publication type: Report | Theme: Education & Labour | Authors: Stokes, L, Speckesser, S, Dorsett, R | External authors: Gray, H | Report to: DfE
Traineeships are an education and training programme that provide young people aged 16-24 with an intensive period of work experience and work preparation training, as well as offering them support in improving their English and maths, to give them the best opportunity of entering an apprenticeship...

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