What I do

My name is Becky Allen. I have spent the past 15 years researching and writing about schools. I am co-founder and Chief Analyst at Teacher Tapp, the daily survey and CPD tool. From 2014-2017, I founded and led the highly successful independent research organisation, Education Datalab. I was Professor of Education at UCL Institute of Education until December 2018.

I spend my days talking to people involved in running our schools, analysing data on pupils and teachers, and looking after my two lovely little children. I am best known for my research on teacher careers, school accountability, school admissions, school expenditure decisions and measuring pupil performance. You can learn more about my research on my publications page or by reading my blog.

Occasionally, I am happy to travel away from home to give a talk. These are usually to headteachers and other senior leaders. Please email becky@allenmoss.co.uk if you are interested in learning more. Topics I am currently giving talks on are:

  • The pupil premium isn’t working. What next for closing the attainment gap?
  • Getting school data back on track
  • Making teaching a job worth doing (again)
  • Schools where teachers get better at teaching
  • Does anyone know which schools are good?
  • School improvement in times of extravagance and in times of austerity
  • What if we cannot measure pupil progress?