Written by Sam Glanz, Assistant Consultant   It has been a tumultuous six months for the education sector. May saw the publication of the higher education white paper and the Government u-turn on forced academisation; June was, of course, Brexit and the subsequent expansion and reshuffle of the Department of Education; […]

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Helen Merrills looks at what the spending review means for schools. Perhaps the biggest controversy of Chancellor George Osborne’s autumn statement, at least for schools, was the announcement funding allocations will be replaced by a new national formula. The current system, which can see pupils mere miles apart receive funding with differences of up to [...] Read More →

In a recent blog on HE policy site WonkHE, Communications Management MD,  Justin Shaw highlighted our recent MP research (with Ipsos Mori) to explore what our current politicians think about the state of our education system and the big policy issues relevant to universities in particular. His blogpost is republished here. Through individual interviews with policy-makers […]

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Latest research commissioned by Communications Management from Ipsos MORI suggests that bridging the gap between education and the world of work is a top priority for MPs – and key to Britain’s position in the world economy With two months until the general election, cross party MP research shows that over one-third (34%) of MPs […]

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Hannah Ranson looks at how far schools should be responsible for the teaching of character education. Over the past year or so ‘character education’ has been the buzz-word for politicians with Gove and Hunt talking the talk in early 2014, and Nicky Morgan putting their words into action in December by announcing a new £5m […]

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