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Exploring transitions to post-compulsory education in Wales

In a new ADR Wales Data Insight, researchers Dr Katy Huxley and Rhys Davies looked at the transitions to post-compulsory education in Wales. The team linked Welsh education data sources,…
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Gender pay and career progression gap widens with experience in the teaching sector in Wales

Recent analysis from ADR Wales’ researchers used administrative data to estimate career progression and pay differences among female and male teachers and school leaders in Wales. Using anonymised administrative data…
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New Data Explained: HAPPEN dataset

This Data Explained summarises experiences and learning from working with the HAPPEN (Health and Attainment of Pupils in Primary Education) dataset while producing research into children’s health and wellbeing in…
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Latest Publications

Data Insight: Exploring transitions to post-compulsory education in Wales

This Data Insight explores transitions from school to Post-Compulsory Education and Training (PCET) in Wales.

Data Insight: The gender progression and pay gap for teachers in Wales

This Data Insight examined differences between female and male teaching staff at different career stages using the School Workforce Annual Census (SWAC). The analysis found that female teachers earned more than male teachers at classroom teacher level. However, this trend reversed for teachers in senior leadership, where male teachers earned, on average, 6% more after controlling for other measured characteristics. In addition, female teachers were significantly less likely to hold senior management roles.

Data Explained: HAPPEN dataset