• New teachers happier, but feel hard work 'isn't appreciated'

    Newly qualified teachers are happier than other graduates, but are more likely to say their hard work is unrewarded, new research has found. Researchers at the UCL Institute of Education found that, on average, new teachers work nine hours more every week than other graduates. Professor John Jerrim, lead author of the report, said it

    10.04 Mar. 6th, 2020 | News

  • Ofqual's new price guide will show 'real cost' of the exam system

    Ofqual has promised to publish an exams price guide that will include increased qualification costs. The exams regulator announced in its corporate plan published last month that it will release a qualifications price index next year, “measuring changes over time in the published price of a representative sample of qualifications”. It will track the prices

    17.00 Jun. 21st, 2019 | News

  • KPMG Foundation report left out negative findings

    An education foundation left out negative findings from a study of its flagship literacy programme. In December the KPMG Foundation, the charity arm of the global consultancy firm, released the findings of a major study into the Reading Recovery programme. The report said pupils on the programme, which the charity’s website describes as its “flagship

    7.00 Feb. 15th, 2019 | News

  • Researcher: A private tutoring tax 'would level grammar school playing field'

    A leading education researcher wants a new tax on private tutoring services, to help “level the playing field” for lower-income pupils trying to get into grammar schools. Such a tax would be particularly vital to counteract parents who use private tutors to “coach” children for the 11-plus entrance test, said Professor John Jerrim of the

    0.02 Mar. 22nd, 2018 | News