Education Observatory

Research in Education at the University of Wolverhampton


This page shows our projects in this area. Click the links for more details.

Evaluation of TALK Derby

TALK Derby is a programme of support to strengthen the development of speech, language and communication skills in the early years in Derby. Its overall aim is to increase the social mobility of children in some of the most disadvantaged areas of Derby.

Black Country Education Insight Reports

These annual reports consider education in the Black Country holistically and broadly. It moves from early years through compulsory and post-compulsory education, addressing key issues such as mental health and special educational needs and disability along the way, and concludes with a look at possible futures.

North South Divide project

North South Divide

This research examined the credibility of the notion of a north-south divide and its effects on children, young people and staff in schools.

HeadStart Wolverhampton

An Evaluation of HeadStart Wolverhampton

Between 2017 and 2020 we evaluated Headstart in Wolverhampton, part of a ground-breaking £8.8m project funded nationally by Big Lottery, which focused on improving young people’s resilience, mental health and wellbeing.

Research Leads: Karl Royle (Project Lead), Professor Michael Jopling (Research Director)