Welcome to EDSK

The think tank providing a new perspective on education and skills
OUR MISSION

We design new and better ways for policymakers and educators to help every learner succeed.
OUR RESEARCH AREAS

Primary schools, secondary schools, colleges,
apprenticeships and universities.

 

LATEST REPORT FROM EDSK

FREE TO CHOOSE
FREE TO CHOOSE

MAY 2019

This report sets out a new system for funding post-18 education that can deliver better outcomes and significant savings for both students and taxpayers. It recommends that all 18-year-olds are given an ‘individual education budget’ into which the government places up to £20,000, and this money can be spent on either a university degree, college course or apprenticeship. The report also proposes that each learner is given a ‘lifetime loan limit’ of £75,000, which they can use at any time to invest in education and training throughout their career.

REQUIRES IMPROVEMENT
REQUIRES IMPROVEMENT

APRIL 2019

Ofsted occupies an important position in our education landscape, but inspecting over 20,000 state schools is still a considerable undertaking. This inaugural report from EDSK therefore seeks to answer four questions: first, can parents trust the grades given to schools by Ofsted; second, is Ofsted measuring the right things; third, what impact does Ofsted have on teachers and school leaders; and fourth, do Ofsted inspections lead to better schools?


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The Scottish Government has scrapped its flagship Education Bill, arguing recent school improvements mean it is no longer necessary.

The Bill was intended to give school leaders the power to set the curriculum, hire staff and control their own finances.

https://t.co/gustipPN7g

Philip Augar has said his review’s decision to recommend a £7,500 fee cap in England partly reflected its view that universities had escaped austerity, and that universities in financial trouble were guilty of “bad management”.

(via @JMorganTHE)
https://t.co/yjwXptuHtp

According to a new report from the @SMCommission, the better off are nearly 80% more likely to get professional jobs than those from a working-class background.

Even when people from disadv backgrounds get a professional job, they still earn 17% less.

https://t.co/ae9X2Dovu3