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Poverty and Policy Advocacy

The Research Commission on Poverty and Policy Advocacy Child poverty is increasing in the UK. But how does that play out differently in the four UK jurisdictions, in relation to education? How do...

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Thatcher the State School Snatcher

Recently critiques of Academisation have focused on themes broadly relating to educational marketisation, (quasi)-privatisation, financialisation and corporatization. To understand these processes...

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  • Alpesh Maisuria

Blog post11 Nov 2015

Can we learn together?

I wrote this whilst at BERA conference in Belfast and pondered the extent to which we can deepen the links between the school system and HEIs in England. From a school leader perspective I see a...

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  • Ian Potter

Blog post27 Oct 2015

Reflections on education in 2015

“The first step in solving a problem is recognizing that there is one.”- Will McAvoy, ‘The Newsroom’, 2012. This should be extremely obvious, yet within our education system, we face a...

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  • Lord Puttnam

Blog post7 Sep 2015

Post 2015 general election thoughts…

In the post 2015 general election period there are a range of issues that we as researchers need to think about when we are writing about education policy. Let me illuminate these with one...

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  • Helen Gunter

Blog post12 Jun 2015