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Durham University

Durham University Evidence Centre for Education (DECE)

Research Briefings

New: Evaluation of National Literacy Trust's Literacy for Life programme

Our new evaluation of National Literacy Trust's Literacy for Life programme by Dr Beng Huat See, Prof Stephen Gorard, Dr Rebecca Morris and Dr Nadia Siddiqui is now available.


New research briefings on Pupil Premium and teacher supply

To mark this year's Evidence Week, we are releasing new research briefings on Pupil Premium and teacher supply. Our Pupil Premium paper looks at how we can find evidence on the impact of the Pupil Premium policy, which was introduced in England in 2010. On teacher supply, we consider how we can attract and retain teachers in hard to staff areas.

Research Briefing: The difficulties in judging what difference the Pupil Premium has made

Research Briefing: Attracting and retaining teachers in hard to staff areas


Using contextualised admissions to widen access to higher education: a guide to the evidence base

Our first research briefing from Professor Vikki Boliver, Professor Stephen Gorard and Dr. Nadia Siddiqui explores the issue of widening access to Higher Education. The briefing offers recommendations to HE providers on how contextualised admissions could work as a policy for widening participation.

Research Briefing No. 1: Contextualised admissions to widen access to HE