The stresses and strains affecting the mental health and wellbeing of those working in education settings are well documented and were evident long before Covid-19 was placed into the mix (Kidger...Continue reading blog post
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As educators, we know that a child’s home environment is a vital contributory factor towards their cognitive and social development. Bronfenbrenner’s ecological systems theory (1979)...Continue reading blog post
Practice-based learning in a special school placement: How students with the most complex communication barriers teach social work students to overcome theirs
People with learning disabilities are one of the most disadvantaged groups in our society (EHRC, 2016); they experience the most barriers to schools, services and communities. They are often...Continue reading blog post
Understanding and mitigating the impact of Covid-19 disruption on trainee and early career teachers in secondary schools
Covid-19 has led to significant disruption in the established systems and practices of preparing new teachers. This blog post reports on the findings and recommendations from an Economic and...Continue reading blog post
BERA is funding six new small grants in 2022/23 under the title “Learning for all”. These grants support projects which examine educational provision in its widest sense that seeks to provide...
Bringing educational isolation into focus: Identifying non-urban schools and targeting resources to improve educational outcomes
Imagine you’re a student in an isolated secondary school in a rural, coastal or former industrial area of England. You look and sound like all your classmates; there’s very little diversity....Continue reading blog post
School exclusion is a hot issue within education and there is growing concern about the numbers of exclusions and off-rolling in schools in England. In particular, a number of studies have drawn...Continue reading blog post
Why is it that we can predict every year which types of students will have been excluded from school?
While the numbers may change, the trends are largely the same: young people from certain minority ethnic groups, those who receive free school meals, those who are care-experienced or who are...Continue reading blog post
Research Intelligence issue 152: SOS (Save Our Staff): Protecting & enhancing staff wellbeing in education
Due to the budgetary pressures of the 2008 financial crisis the then UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, announced a public sector pay freeze in 2010. In 2013 the pay freeze was...Continue reading blog post
Achieving mastery: Pupils’ perspectives on engaging with feedback and assessment in secondary school
Introduction Assessment and feedback play a key role in pupils’ learning at all levels of education. However, there is much debate about whether feedback, in particular, is given in a way...Continue reading blog post
The final manifesto from the BERA-funded research commission on environmental sustainability calls for sustainability to become a key feature of the curriculum, inspections and other...