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- 14th Nov 2023
Boosting digital skills with behavioural insights
Countries across the globe are facing a significant digital skills gap, and the UK is no exception. UK employers are already finding that over one third of their hard-to-fill vacancies are related to a lack of digital skills.
- 18th Apr 2023
Can behavioural science help improve pupil behaviour and boost school attendance?
Improving pupil behaviour and boosting attendance are two of the biggest challenges facing UK schools right now, and we are excited to be starting work on two large-scale RCTs to learn more about what works to improve outcomes in this space. We are currently recruiting for schools to participate in…
- 24th Nov 2022
Why a Winter World Cup could be the education reform of the decade
No really. The impact of watching summer football is the equivalent of going from a high-performing to an average teacher
- 16th Jun 2022
Common ground: helping tutors and pupils find similarities boosts session attendance
Tutoring is one of the most effective ways to accelerate pupil progress. Indeed, its potential galvanised the creation of the National Tutoring Programme (NTP) - the UK Government’s flagship response to learning loss caused by school closures during the pandemic. However, pupils are only able to benefit from tutoring if…
- 17th Jul 2020
Improving student attendance through timely nudges
In the UK, 90% of teachers report that pupils are doing less or much less work than usual. On average UK pupils have spent just 2.5 hours a day on school work, but a fifth (or 2 million) did no schoolwork or less than an hour a day. School closures…
- 19th Mar 2020
900 million children and young people are learning from home. What works best?
As the UK prepares for schools to shut tomorrow, this post explores the evidence on what works for remote learning and provides ideas for how to help parents support their children’s learning at home, based on our experience running a number of projects in this space
- 29th Apr 2019
How behavioural insights and education technology could transform schools
The Department for Education’s new strategy on education technology, announced earlier this month, aims to build the evidence base for education technology (EdTech) and help schools take advantage of the best products and services.
- 4th Oct 2018
Teachers’ wellbeing matters
The mental health and wellbeing of students in our schools has rightly become a priority in recent years. However, one of the essential components of a students’ educational experience, including that of their mental wellbeing, has been overlooked - their teachers. Today marks the 24th annual World Teachers’ Day -…