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Revealed - Furloughed workers far less likely to have basic qualifications

@IPPR calls for spending review to include a long-term funding settlement for further education, to help drive economic recovery  Furloughed workers who lose their jobs are far less likely to have higher level qualifications than the general population, hampering their search for new opportunities, according to new research by IPPR.

Government’s ‘lost learning’ catchup plan not enough to close attainment gap say 71 per cent of teachers

Mental health support for the most vulnerable pupils must be prioritised to close growing attainment gap in schools, says IPPR

Podcast with IPPR’s Michael Jacobs on alternate ways to increase productivity

We have a great chat with Michael Jacobs, Chair of the IPPR Commission on Economic Justice about alternate ways to increase productivity. Michael was a part of a panel at the ERSA annual conference.  

Schools' post-Covid gap in mental health counselling for pupils and support for parents

Only half of teachers say their school can offer pupils on-site mental-health counselling in wake of pandemic, finds @IPPR 

Dr. John Brennan Responds to IPPR Research on Curriculum

The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has published research today that finds that schools and colleges should design a new curriculum that keeps teenagers in training and education.

IPPR report on transitions at 14 – a missed opportunity

When the IPPR published their interim report “Transitions at 14” in September 2016, I was encouraged to see high quality research data which backed up my direct experience of UTC student recruitment.  Their interim report identified that UTC students “are more likely to have lower attainment at key stage 2, and to have ‘under-progressed’ between the ages of 7 and 11” and that “based on their attainment at KS2, they are predicted to achieve GCSE grades below the national average.”  They also noted that “…14–19 institutions are, in general, attracting the lower attaining and more disadvantaged pupils from ‘good’ and ‘outstanding’ schools, and the higher-attaining and less disadvantaged pupils from schools rated as ‘inadequate’ or ‘requires improvement’.”

Large number of additional children forecasted to be in poverty by the end of 2020

@IPPR analysis on rise in child poverty  Commenting on an analysis by the Institute for Public Policy Research showing the number of additional children forecasted to be in poverty by the end of 2020,

Save 'children of the pandemic' from becoming its unseen victims

#Covid_19 - @IPPR says an emergency support package is needed to save ‘children of the pandemic’ from becoming its unseen victims  Right to paid parental leave, extra family cash, help accessing online learning and priority use of parks ‘essential’ to protect children from widening poverty, education and health gaps

Half of new jobs in England in the last decade were in London

The Devolution Parliament: Devolving power to England’s regions, towns and cities A new report released today (21 Feb) by IPPR showed that almost half of new jobs in England in the last decade were in London and the south-east, despite only a third of the population living in that region.

IPPR calls for VET investment to tackle 'persistently high youth unemployment'

The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) think-tank has called for more investment in vocational education and training (VET) to create clearer school-to-work pathways for young people.


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