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Education Policy

The Education Policy and Education Outreach teams work closely together, informing each other's work in part for the benefit of teachers and the teaching of science, mathematics and computing.

The Education Policy team aims to influence policy changes in government. The team works across a range of education topics, including the benefits of a broad and balanced curriculum, the importance of experimental science, key themes in mathematics and computing education, and how we can improve the use of education research itself.

The Policy team gathers evidence through commissioned and in-house research, publishes reports, drafts briefings, and holds round-tables with key stakeholders to ensure that Ministers and government departments are as informed as possible when making policy decisions.

They also regularly seek to engage with teachers and school leaders to help understand the key challenges facing the teaching profession.

Ofsted inspection framework consultation

We are looking for teachers' feedback to inform consultation documents on the latest Ofsted inspection framework and research into a new broad and balanced curriculum. This feedback will be gathered by teleconferences (dates to be confirmed). 

If you would like to get involved and have the opportunity to express your own views please email the Education Outreach team before 31 January 2019.

Broad and balanced post-16 curriculum – it’s time to have your say

On 12 February 2019 the Education team are holding a business forum event, focusing on how a broad post-16 education could equip students with the skills needed in a changing world of work as well as exploring how businesses can be involved in broadening the education ecosystem. We are looking for a small number of teachers to attend and later write a blog about the findings to share with the rest of the Royal Society Schools Network. Funding for travel will be available.
Carolyn Fairbairn, Director General, CBI will give a keynote speech and Sir Venki Ramakrishnan PRS, President of the Royal Society will also be speaking at the event.
If you are interested in attending this event, please email the Education Outreach team before 23 January 2019.

Royal Society Schools Network blog

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