Does extending the school day make any difference to pupil outcomes?
I've taken a look at two pieces of research. One is a systematic review of research between 1985 to 2009. The other, a new paper analyses administrative data from 2,815 English secondary schools over five years (2010 to 2014) to consider 'how best to allocate curriculum time'.
What are we 'catching up' on?
As a result of the pandemic, educationalists and politicians have been scrambling together to figure out how pupils can 'catch up on lost learning'. What I am trying to distinguish, is what exactly is