31 interim reports were published in ten groups between October 2007 and February 2009, and generated considerable media, professional, political and public interest.
Dissemination of the findings of the final report during 2009-10 was led by Robin Alexander and Julia Flutter, with support from members of the Advisory Committee, contributors to the final report and many others. The dissemination programme included major conferences under CPR’s own auspices and numerous events organised by other agencies. This phase culminated in the publication of a set of primary education policy priorities that were presented to the parties contesting the 2010 general election and were given widespread media coverage.
After the election CPR entered a period of constructive engagement with the incoming government and since then, with the support of the Secretary of State, has had regular meetings with senior DfE officials and occasionally with ministers. By 2012, many of CPR’s policy priorities had been acted on and CPR’s influence was evident in a number of major policy developments. Meanwhile, dissemination continued and formed a parallel strand to the 2010-12 phase of network-building.
Between October 2009 and late 2012, CPR had organised or participated in about 450 events concerned with dissemination, policy engagement and/or professional networking and had established links with interested parties in 150 countries.