With a deadline of midday December 12, 2014, the Education Committee is inviting your views, via an online forum, on the strength of the evidence in relation to the DfE’s current policy on Summer Born Children (among others).
In order to identify areas for scrutiny in early 2015, the Committee asked the DfE to provide a two-page note answering the questions ‘What’s the policy?’ and ‘What’s the evidence for this policy?’ for nine topics, and is now asking members of the public to evaluate the DfE’s evidence and submit comments via an ‘Evidence check’ forum.
The nine topics covered are:
• Teaching Assistants
• Professional Measurement Metrics
• National College of Teaching and Leadership
• Summer Born Children
• Universal Infant Free School Meals
• Impact of Raising the Participant Age
• Music Education
• School Starting Age
The Committee is also asking for views on the Department’s use of evidence in its policy making and its mechanisms for analysing evidence, as a whole.
• Department’s use of evidence
The Committee will use the comments it receives to select topics for one-off oral evidence sessions in early 2015. The Committee may wish to quote comments made. Comments will be pre-moderated.