Child Poverty in Oxford: What do we know and what can we do?

Oxford and District Action on Child Poverty (ODACP) is hosting an event on problems of child poverty specific in Oxford within the national context. The focus is on issues faced by low-income parents and children, and their rights to benefits and services. The event will be chaired by Fran Bennett (ODACP). Speakers include Alison Garnham […]

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Valuable advice for schools on helping families struggling with the ‘costs of education in an age of austerity’

A new report on the costs of education from the viewpoint of parents was published on 13 May by the Oxford and District Action on Child Poverty. The research, based on a survey of parents of children in Year 7 in three local secondary schools, was facilitated by a number of the Deanery’s Research Champions. […]

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Early Career Teacher Conference 2019 brought insights to beginning teachers

Our Early Career Teacher Conference on 11 May 2019 was a thoroughly enjoyable and stimulating event. A very big ‘thank you’ to everyone who joined us, particularly to our keynote speakers, panel members and former Master’s students who presented posters about their recent school-based research. The day ended with a plenary session in which our delegates could seek advice on different issues and concerns […]

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Oxford English Faculty launch a collection of free resources to support English teachers with GCSE 19th century non-fiction

Diseases of Modern Life Resources The new 9-1 GCSE specifications set great store by nineteenth-century writings, both in the literature and language papers of all specifications. This poses a particular problem to today’s GCSE candidates who are increasingly distanced from the socio-cultural norms of the nineteenth-century, not to mention the idiosyncrasies of Victorian modes of […]

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