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January 21st

A new mathematics GCSE curriculum for post-16 resit students

The Nuffield Foundation has awarded funding to Mathematics in Education and Industry (MEI) to investigate the feasibility of a new mathematics GCSE curriculum for post-16 resit students.

January 18th

Living in a state of flux: how pay insecurity affects the choices and living standards of low income families

Later this month, the Nuffield Foundation is convening a seminar on Living in a state of flux: how pay insecurity affects the choices and living standards of low income families.

January 17th

Childcare workers face increasing financial pressures and have low qualification levels

Childcare workers suffer real terms pay losses of 5% since 2013 – in stark contrast to a 2.5% rise amongst the female working population, according to new Nuffield-funded research from the Education Policy Institute (EPI). 

The new detailed analysis of the childcare workforce in England also found that: 

January 9th

Reading with pre-school children boosts language skills by eight months

Parents and carers who regularly read with small children are giving them a language advantage of eight months, Nuffield-funded research from the University of Newscastle shows. 

Led by James Law, Professor of Speech and Language Sciences, a team of experts found that receptive language skills – the ability to understand information – are positively affected when pre-school youngsters read with someone who cares for them.