There has been significant focus on ‘recovering’ the existing system but there is also an opportunity to ‘build back better’. This research has identified three areas where the pandemic has the potential to open up new conversations about the future of schooling in England. These can be summarised as:
- a conversation about how our education system can prepare children for life, not just exams
- a conversation about where and how learning takes place – as well as who is involved in it
- a conversation about the need to tackle inequalities outside, as well as inside, the classroom.
Snakes and ladders: Tackling precarity in social security and employment supportAcross the country, people are trying to make ends meet, build financial security and pursue their aspirations. But, in a vicious cycle of snakes and ladders, many are being pulled down into poverty.
Making markets: The City's role in industrial strategyTo tackle climate change, we need a significant increase in public and private capital investment.
Broken hearted: A spotlight paper on cardiovascular diseaseProgress on cardiovascular disease was a significant driver of better health and prosperity in the latter half of the 20th century, however progress has recently stalled – with indications it may be in reverse.