Children, Education and Skills

Our Children, Education and Skills domain oversees the regulation of data and statistics concerning all stages of education from early years to university and beyond, including statistics on teachers and lecturers, learners, and looked after children.

Education and training, from providing the best start for young people to equipping the workforce, has a profound impact on the society, business and the economy of the countries of the UK. High quality statistics and data to support effective decision making and evaluate policy implementation are crucial.

Our priorities reflect areas of public interest, both in terms of the use of statistics and where there have been recent policy changes.

We will focus on our review of Children and Young People statistics and a compliance check of the Higher Education Statistics Agency’s new Graduate Outcomes Survey.

We will also focus on understanding the pre-16 education statistics landscape, the impact of new technologies on producers, such as the Department for Education’s move to the Explore Education Statistics platform and to understand the impact of data access through the Secure Research Service on users. We will further consider what society’s key questions are in this area and support producers in answering them.

Contact our regulators for this domain Michelle AldersonNisha Bunting and Emily Carless for more information.

Planned Work

ProjectGeographyProject typeTimescale
Children and Young People Statistics ReviewUKSystemic ReviewApril 2020 – Spring 2021
Graduate Outcomes (Higher Education Statistics Agency)UKCompliance CheckSeptember 2020 – December 2020
Public Value of Post-16 Education and Skills Statistics: Phase 2UKSystemic ReviewApril 2019 – Spring 2021

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