Introduction to the National Pupil Database (UCL Centre for Education Policy and Equalising Opportunities)

12/06/2024 - 14/06/2024

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Event dates

Session 1: 9.30am-12.30pm, Wednesday 12 June 2024

Session 2: 10.30am-12.30pm, Thursday 13 June 2024

Session 3 (optional): 11.30am-12.30pm, Friday 14 June 2024

Cost: Free

Number of places: 50

About the event

Delivered by expert users of the data, this online training course will provide new users with insight into the content of the National Pupil Database (NPD) and how it can be used to address a range of interesting and policy-relevant research questions.

Session 1 will provide a high-level overview of the core datasets comprising the NPD, including the school census and attainment records. You will hear expert advice from experienced users of the data on how to get the most out of it, and learn about research exploiting different features of the data, including the implications of different school admissions policies, and how the take-up of early education entitlements varies amongst children from different backgrounds.

In Session 2, you will hear more about some of the less well used elements of the data – including absences and exclusions from school, and children’s social care data – and how researchers have used them to address new questions, including the impact of school absences on educational attainment and the outcomes of children with experience of the care system. You will gain a brief overview of the application process, and there will also be an opportunity to share your experiences, ask questions or get feedback on the feasibility of research questions you are considering.

In the optional Session 3, participants will have the opportunity to book short one-to-one appointments to discuss questions relating to their own research questions or data applications. There will also be plenty of opportunities to ask questions in earlier sessions too.

A more detailed itinerary is available to registered participants.

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