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The future of pupil assessment post Covid-19 and beyond

The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in much disruption in the school examination systems worldwide. The GCSE and A-level examinations were cancelled in England in 2021 for the second year, to be replaced by teacher-assessed grades. However, wherever you are in the world currently, the pandemic has provided a dramatic interruption of normal assessment activity. PISA’s…

England & Wales, Global
Members

Oireachtas report: May 2021

This briefing provides a summary of Oireachtas activity in May, covering housing, ticketing and education.

Ireland
Members & Followers

Covid-19: Was the UK government ready for the pandemic?

With the pandemic more than a year old, how has the UK government performed so far? A National Audit Office report praises parts of the public sector for its response while flagging up notable areas where the state could, and should, do better.

England & Wales, Scotland
Members

Understanding the value of digital transformation for local government

In this briefing, developed as part of a scoping exercise for a potential collaboration between LGiU Australia and Western Sydney Councils examining the value of digital transformation for local government and how to achieve it, LGiU Associate Richard Leeming draws on his experience in the UK to explore the value of digitisation for local governments.

Australia
Members

From apocalypse to reinvention: prospects for high streets and town centres after Covid-19

Our high streets have suffered during the pandemic but predictions of an apocalypse appear overblown. Recovery prospects depend on whether behavioural changes prompted by the pandemic become permanent. There may be opportunities for some places. This briefing examines evidence and examples of initiatives to revitalise and reimagine the high street.

England & Wales, Scotland
Members

Moving Councils to net zero: Adopting a retro-first approach

This briefing explores opportunities for local government shifting to a reuse-first approach to property, arguing it provides an opportunity for councils to not only meet their carbon reduction targets, but also better shape their towns and cities in a way that adapts to market conditions, is inclusive, and maximises social and local economic benefits.

Australia
Members

Housing and planning round-up June 2021

Evictions dominate the news again with a ban having ended in England and bans about to end in the rest of the UK. This month’s housing and planning round-up also covers the latest on homelessness, planning reform, material shortages for housebuilding, and human rights.

England & Wales
Members

Skills and Post-16 Education Bill

This briefing is on the Skills and Post-16 Education Bill introduced to Parliament in the House of Lords on 18 May 2021. The Bill provides the necessary primary legislation to support the White Paper Skills for jobs: lifelong learning for opportunity and growth published on 21 January 2021. The briefing includes a summary of the…

England & Wales