Using school resources effectively: what is the evidence base?

This event will present three new research studies by Dr Birgitta Rabe from the Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Essex, Luke Sibieta from the Institute for Fiscal Studies and Professor Simon Burgess from the Centre for Market and Public Organisation at University of Bristol to an audience of policy makers, education professionals and researchers. There will be a panel discussion following the presentations.


Using school resources effectively: what is the evidence base?

Welcome Professor Mike Brewer, Co-Director, ESRC Research Centre on Micro-Social Change

10.00 Birgitta Rabe (University of Essex): The effect of school spending on different types of pupils. (Chair Emma Knights, National Governors’ Association)

10.35 Simon Burgess (University of Bristol): Using schools’ most important resources – teachers. (Chair Chris Wood, OFSTED)

11.10 Break

11.20 Luke Sibieta (IFS): The distribution of school funding and inputs. (Chair Andrew Wye, DfE)

11.55 Panel discussion:

  • Chris Wood, Her Majesty’s Inspector, Head of Surveys and Thematic Inspections, Ofsted;
  • Emma Knights, Chief Executive, National Governors’ Association;
  • Andrew Wye, Funding Policy Unit, Department for Education;
  • Malcolm Trobe, Deputy General Secretary, Association of School and College Leaders
  • Carole Willis, Chief Executive, National Foundation for Educational Research

13.00. Close.

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