Policy Reports

What parents think about their child’s education and how these views can be used in adopting new public policy.

Parents are the experts on their children, and we regularly use polling, surveys and discussions with parents to inform changes brought forward by governments in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. In reports found here, we analyse our extensive parent voice research and produce policy reports based on the findings, offering detailed conclusions. 

We summarise polling and surveys, highlighting trends over time, and also consider recommendations for policymakers on how to widen access to parental participation and better empower parents to support their child’s learning. Policy reports are aimed at a readership of education stakeholders, academics and journalists looking for research to cite. They may also appeal more widely to parents who have an interest in our research and policy asks.