What is the prevalence of child disability?

What is the prevalence of child disability? is a research summary outlining the measures of disability used in the Millennium Cohort Study and the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England, and showing how they overlap. It identifies rates of disability at different ages in childhood and the extent to which disability is long-term. This … More What is the prevalence of child disability?

SEN, school life and aspirations

SEN, school life and aspirations is a briefing looking at how teenagers with persistent SEN (those with identified SEN at both primary and secondary school) feel about school, their academic ability and their future educational and occupational aspirations. The briefing was produced for the Educational and occupational aspirations of young people: influences and outcomes project and is … More SEN, school life and aspirations

Gender pay gap: girls want jobs that pay less

Gender pay gap is perpetuated by teenage girls who want jobs that pay less is an article by the Daily Telegraph’s Education Correspondent Camilla Turner, which outlines findings from a Working Paper by Lucinda Platt and Sam Parsons. Is the future female? Educational and occupational aspirations of teenage boys and girls in the UK examines the educational … More Gender pay gap: girls want jobs that pay less

A few more Oxbridge places for disadvantaged children is just tinkering

A few more Oxbridge places for disadvantaged children is just tinkering is an article by Frances Ryan published in the Guardian looking at the barriers to a university education for children from disadvantaged backgrounds. The article references research by Stella Chatzitheochari and Lucinda Platt which investigates the links between disability and educational attainment. Read the journal … More A few more Oxbridge places for disadvantaged children is just tinkering

Children with SEN: school and long term outcomes

SEN, school engagement, attainment, and long term social and economic outcomes is a presentation given to the Department for Education in August 2018 by Lucinda Platt and Sam Parsons. It shares a range of findings from research making use of the British Birth Cohort Studies. The research includes a look at at how the current generation of … More Children with SEN: school and long term outcomes

Childhood disability and educational attainment

Childhood disability & educational attainment: the impact of parental expectations and bullying is a policy briefing looking at what influences the attainment and educational decisions of young disabled people at key points in the English school system. It explores the extent to which the low rates of disabled young people attending university are a result … More Childhood disability and educational attainment