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Parents pressure teachers over grades

NEW SUTTON TRUST RESEARCH LOOKS AT IMPACT OF PANDEMIC ON THIS YEAR’S UNIVERSITY ADMISSIONS A significant minority of teachers have been approached or pressured by parents about their child’s grades, with those at more affluent schools more likely to have been contacted.

RESEARCH CONFIRMS ACHIEVEMENT IN READING AND MATHS REMAINS SIGNIFICANTLY LOWER, AND THE DISADVANTAGED GAP REMAINS WIDER, THAN WOULD BE EXPECTED IN NORMAL TIMES

Today (2 Jul) the Education Endowment Foundation (@EducEndowFoundn) has published further findings from an ongoing study, by the National Foundation for Educational Research (@TheNFER), examining the impact of Covid-19 related disruption on the attainment of Key Stage 1 pupils.

Universities should extend their widening access work to postgraduate level

ACCESS TO POSTGRADUATE EDUCATION NEW FRONTIER IN SOCIAL MOBILITY  Government loans introduced in 2015 have enabled low- and moderate-income students to undertake postgraduate study, but rising tuition fees risk wiping out these gains, according to new research published by the Sutton Trust today (24 Jun).

Sutton Trust Calls For Early Years To Be At The Heart Of Education Recovery

Over Two-thirds Of Pre-school Parents Say Not Being Able To Play With Other Children Has Negatively Impacted Their Child  A majority of parents of pre-school children (56%) are worried about the impact on their child’s overall development or wellbeing during the pandemic, according to new polling by YouGov published by the Sutton Trust today. 

SUTTON TRUST CALLS FOR UNIVERSITIES TO HAVE BETTER DATA TO TARGET ACCESS WORK AND CONTEXTUAL ADMISSIONS

@SuttonTrust is calling on the Department for Education (@EducationGovUK) to ensure that universities have access to data on free school meal eligibility so that they can make the fairest admissions decisions.

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