• Major MAT Progress 8 scores tumble when accounting for ex-pupils

    The progress scores of major multi-academy trusts including Harris Federation, Outwood Grange and Delta all drop off if they include pupils who leave before the end of year 11. Researchers at Education Datalab have “reweighted” the performance data of the 62 trusts in MAT league tables last year to include the GCSE results of pupils

    5.00 Jun. 30th, 2018 | News

  • Teachers ARE motivated by pay, research shows

    The idea that teachers are not motivated by pay is misleading and not backed by evidence, according to a leading researcher. In fact, teachers with degrees that could let them earn more money in another job are more likely to leave the profession, Sam Sims, a researcher at Education Datalab (pictured below), has found. His

    15.00 Jun. 29th, 2018 | News

  • Academy trust gender pay gap is three times the national average

    Women working for academy trusts in England earn 31 per cent less than men, new research shows. According to Education Datalab, the median gender pay gap at the 471 academy trusts that have submitted pay data to the government is 31.7 per cent in favour of men, more than three times the national average. The

    16.33 Apr. 4th, 2018 | News

  • Pupils moved in GCSE year from maintained schools as much as MATs

    In some schools, 10 per cent of pupils leave before their GCSEs. Headteachers blame transient populations; academy critics say it is to boost exam results. Schools Week looks at the figures More than one in ten pupils are leaving some maintained schools during their final GCSE year, calling into question claims that academies are the

    5.00 Mar. 17th, 2017 | News

  • Long-awaited Ofsted report on double inspections to be published 'before March'

    A long-awaited Ofsted report on the “reliability” of inspections – tested through sending two inspectors to a school to see if they give the same judgment – will finally be delivered this month. Joanna Hall, director for schools at the inspectorate, told Schools Week a report on the results of its “double inspections” would be

    5.00 Feb. 10th, 2017 | News

  • Black girls take the lead in STEM subjects

    Black girls are the only ethnic group that outnumber their male peers taking science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) A-levels, research exclusively shared with Schools Week reveals. The finding comes from further analysis by think tank LKMco of a report they co-authored with Education Datalab for the Social Mobility Commission last month. When it looked

    9.24 Jan. 27th, 2017 | News

  • The 7 schools doing REALLY well on Progress 8

    High-quality homework and tireless teachers are behind the soaring success of outlier schools leading the way in new Progress 8 scores, according to new analysis. Research by Education Datalab into the provisional key stage 4 data has identified seven secondary schools with Progress 8 scores above the +1 mark (listed below article). That means every

    5.00 Oct. 21st, 2016 | News

  • New findings reveal teacher training drop-out rates

    The government has this afternoon published three reports analysing recruitment and retention issues. The National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) released the documents, looking at the “customer experience” of initial teacher training (ITT), returning teachers, and an analysis of ITT routes by teacher retention. The reports highlight issues within the application process for ITT

    17.03 Jul. 6th, 2016 | News

  • Ensuring more women progress into education leadership

    A 2008 McKinsey report highlighted that the most powerful force holding women back is entrenched beliefs. To address this, at the Festival of Education four of the WomenEd national leaders focused on one of our core values – confidence. Keziah Featherstone explored one of the privileges of headship which is to nurture leadership talent. Both children

    5.00 Jul. 2nd, 2016 | Opinion

  • Why we’re all on board in the north east

    Heads in the north east say that teacher recruitment is one of their greatest problems. So its regional network set up a jobs board all of its own – and so far things are blossoming, says Mike Parker It was a scene worthy of George Orwell’s dystopian masterpiece, Animal Farm. “Four legs good, two legs

    8.00 Apr. 24th, 2016 | Opinion

  • Where pupils live affects their A level choices, data reveals

    Regional differences in post-16 provision could affect young people’s chances of getting into top universities, data released today shows. Analysis by Education Datalab’s chief statistician Dave Thompson, based on children who completed GCSEs in 2011, found that pupils at secondary schools without sixth forms were less likely to get places at Russell Group universities. A

    8.04 Aug. 19th, 2015 | Exam results, News