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A Life for Education: Sir Tim Brighouse

Join us as we celebrate the life and contribution of Sir Tim Brighouse. A Life For Education will reflect on Tim’s transformational leadership of education over four decades, with contributions from those who knew, worked with, or were inspired by one of our greatest educationists. All are welcome to attend this free event.

Investing in the Early Years: priorities and challenges

The UK government’s latest policy on childcare will see more parents offered free access to provision from April 2024 with the intention of helping them stay in work (HM Treasury 2023). However, the increasing demand for affordable childcare services is happening in an evolving socio-economic landscape marked by a cost of living crisis and rising […]

Place-value structure of the Arabic number notation is a key to why math is difficult for a subgroup of people with dyscalculia

Developmental dyscalculia (DD) is a math-specific learning difficulty that is believed to be a multi-cause condition. Former measurements found that typically developing adults and children process place-value number notations (such as the Arabic numbers) harder than sign-value notations (such as the Roman numbers) in simple mathematical tasks. Computational considerations suggest that place-value notation processing requires […]

Pupil absence: Questions for policy, for research and in practice

Pupil absence post COVID has risen, yet what the precise causes are and how they can best be remedied remains uncertain. The evidence given to the Education Select Committee Inquiry into this topic set out a number of interlinking factors that need taking into consideration if the situation is to improve. In this panel discussion, […]

Why understanding the development of oral language matters

Abstract: Oral language is foundational for learning and attainment. Understanding the relationships between language and learning requires an awareness of the the key components of the language system and how these impact across development. By corollary language development depends on children’s language learning environments: without effective language learning environments development is compromised. Using an implementation science […]