This report considers understanding previous policies, how they worked, what went well, and what challenges were faced, essential to developing and delivering good policy. Each of the Learning from the Past reviews id focused on a specific historical policy.
Schools Week extract from Issue 312, dated 10th February 2023, with a very handy key to the status of each policy.
This is a 12 page tabular review of governance structures in 12 leading education jurisdiction compared to England. It documents the prevalence of long-term planning and the abundance of advisory bodies, wide consultation and strong supporting institutions.
This is a 6 page analysis in tabular format, exploring 7 organisations that provide assistance to the NHS in policy development. It indicates that support for NHS policy making is vastly better supported than for Education.
This publication is the lightly edited transcripts of conversations with nine former Secretaries of State. The aim of the interviews was to explore how they carried out their time in office, and reflections on it. It makes the case that education is too important to be purely within the gift of Ministers, and that the right type of environment – people, research, programmes, insight and intelligence – needs to be around them in order to support effective policymaking and address some of the most challenging problems within the system.