• Children prefer teachers who build relationships, research shows

    Children studying in alternative provision favour teachers who they think teach well, according to new research, a perception which significantly contributes to in-class behaviour. Pupils were also found to prefer teachers who build strong and lasting relationships, according to research which studied young people across four alternative provision settings undertaken by Newman University in Birmingham.

    0.01 Sep. 7th, 2017 | News

  • Top universities reluctant to sponsor struggling schools

    The UK’s most prestigious universities are turning down chances to sponsor struggling schools through the government’s academies programme, research by the British Educational Research Association has shown. Just four of the 13 universities that became lead sponsors for formerly struggling schools in 2015-16 are classed as “high-status” institutions, according to factors such as research activity,

    0.01 Sep. 5th, 2017 | News

  • Mixed-ability classes barely exist in schools, researchers find

    Teaching pupils in mixed-ability groups is so unpopular that researchers struggled to find enough examples to complete a recent study into the practice. They found that factors driving schools to avoid such classes included the “fear that parents may respond negatively and results will be endangered”, according to a new paper from the British Educational

    0.01 Sep. 5th, 2017 | News