This publication sets out areas where DfE is interested in more research and new evidence2. Given the broad policy agenda of the department it is not practical to provide an exhaustive list of research questions of interest. Instead this is a targeted list of areas which are both key departmental priorities and where we feel the research community is currently well placed to add to our evidence base. In terms of approaches to answer the questions, we are interested in both primary qualitative and quantitative research, secondary data analysis, and literature reviews/synthesis of existing evidence. For all questions we are interested in international perspectives and what has worked, or not, in other countries. For all our questions we are interested in how results differ for relevant sub-groups such as Free School Meal pupils, Pupil Premium pupils, Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) pupils, Black and Minority Ethnic pupils, and gender.
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Background: Pupils with Special Educational Needs (SEN) in Northern Ireland (NI) experience extreme educational disadvantage and the Department of Education (DE) has made considerable investment to ensure identification,...
Funded by: ESRC
Lead research organisation: University of Ulster
The project focuses on creating a profile of SEN pupils in Northern Ireland, which partially addresses the question about condition-specific learning needs and SEND outreach work.
Helping children with special educational needs reach their potential requires significant reforms in policy and support processes. With waiting lists for special needs assessment and appeals to Tribunals at a record hig...
Funded by: Innovate UK
Lead research organisation: Fullspektrum Ltd
The project introduces a software solution to help support SEN pupils, which partially addresses the question about approaches for better outcomes in mainstream schooling.
Education is central to any country's economic development and welfare. The principle global challenge of our times is how to ensure every child's equal access to inclusive, equitable and quality educational provision re...
Funded by: ESRC
Lead research organisation: University of Edinburgh
The project focuses on promoting inclusive and quality education for disabled children in China, which partially addresses the question about condition-specific learning needs and SEND outreach work.