16th Nov 2021, EPI and edpol Roundtable: Evidence-based education policy - can we do better?
EPI and edpol held a roundtable with former Civil Servant, professional organisations and policy lobbyists. The roundtable confirmed that there is an evidence gap, that leads to unsubstantiated positions and unforeseen consequences. There are demand and supply problems and the DfE is in no position to correct these issues. An policy centre should be created to curate the evidence base. It should be open to all, to better inform the education landscape. It must be respected as neutral, rational and objective.