Impact in Practice: Lessons from schools in supporting pupil learning and wellbeing
Impact in Practice is a research series sharing real-time data on pupil learning and wellbeing in England, providing practical insights on how schools can make a difference.

This series will publish reports using data gathered in each term of the 21/22 academic year, sharing findings on the real-time experience of pupils in England, and how school leaders might best support them.

Autumn 2021's report focuses on how disadvantage interacts with pupil learning and wellbeing, and our Spring 2022 report looks at the relative impact of reading attitudes and behaviours. Our summer report will explore the impact of staff wellbeing on pupils.

Access the latest reports in the series below.
Report 2 - Spring 2022

Reading Well: exploring the link between children's wellbeing and when, how and why they read
In partnership with the National Literacy Trust, this research surveyed over 80,000 children on measures related to their wellbeing and anxiety, as well as their confidence in reading and typical reading behaviours.

Download the second report in our series here.

Download a mobile friendly (single pages) version of the report here.

The report is accompanied by a briefing pack for schools to communicate key findings for families. To access this, or explore using the reading and wellbeing diagnostic in the report in your school, contact us via the form below.

Report 1 - Autumn 2021:
Understanding the interaction between disadvantage, learning and wellbeing
Our first report focuses in particular on the experiences of
pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds. By this we mean primarily socioeconomic disadvantage (for example, as measured by Pupil Premium status) but we also consider intersections with other characteristics that are typically linked to educational outcomes (e.g. SEND status, or home learning environment such as access to quiet study space).

Download the first report in our series here.

Download a recording of our launch webinar here.

ImpactEd helps schools and education organisations to evaluate the impact of their support for pupils and understand where they can make the biggest difference.

If you would like to:

1. Use the learning and wellbeing diagnostic with your pupils

2. Find out how we can support you to evaluate your impact

3. Be part of our next Impact in Practice publication

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Finally, we have committed to sharing insights from ImpactEd's research with the sector on an ongoing basis. If you are from an education organisation interested in working with us to assess your impact, or a potential research partner looking to use our wider dataset, please contact us at