Research and Public Policy Partnership

department for education


policy profession

Congratulations to Dr Arlene Holmes-Henderson, Research Fellow in Classics Education and Principal Investigator of the Classics in Communities project. She is to work directly with the Department for Education as part of a University of Oxford/Policy Profession Research and Public Policy Partnership. Arlene has been awarded funding (£4925) by the Higher Education Innovation Fund to share her research evidence, academic knowledge and professional expertise with policymakers regarding the learning and teaching of ancient languages in primary and secondary schools. This collaboration will inform the implementation of the government’s EBacc languages policy and will explore ways to mitigate the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on language teaching.