School admissions: lessons from the evidence

A newly-published review of research into school admissions in England stresses the need for strong regulation to continue but warns policy makers and campaigners to resist coming to simplistic conclusions about how to tackle unfairness.

In the week in which parents of children moving on to secondary school learn about whether their preferences have been met, the analysis of research on school admissions, by Professor John Coldron of Sheffield Institute of Education, Sheffield Hallam University, is published today by RISE (Research and Information on State Education).

5 March 2015

RISE publishes report of seminar on school governance

Education experts raised key concerns about the future role of school governors at a seminar organised by RISE.

Speakers and participants discussed current changes and asked whether these were threatening the moral purpose and social responsibility involved in being a school governor.

A full report of the seminar School Governance – what we know now and what will the future hold? is now available on the RISE website.

2 December 2013

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