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Do we really need to ‘aggressively sell’ vocational education? -
By Eleanor Bernardes - LKMco Associate Although Michael Wilshaw's speech on vocational education yesterday has been heavily criticised, looking past the headlines reveals a vision that could help end some of the sector's long-running problems. When I read in today's TES that apprenticeships should be "aggressively sold" I found it hard to see past my emotional...
The LKMco Shipwarming! -
On the 6th of November we welcomed four very special speakers to our new offices at Hackney Pirates along with guests from every corner of the education and youth sector. It was a very special night as these photos reveal: Next week we will be releasing a film of the debate as well as exclusive interviews with some of the guests. In the meantime, enjoy the pictures...
The coastal question: Ofsted and the new frontiers in education research -
By Sam Baars- LKMco Research Associate New data reveals that whilst 90% of Secondary schools serving areas classified as "ethnicity central" are graded good or outstanding, this figure is as low as 58% in areas classified as "hard pressed living" and "constrained city dwellers". It’s not news that our state education system produces different results in different parts of the...
From praise-junky to praise-famished: reading "What makes great teaching" with sensitivity -
By Loic Menzies - LKMco Director "Even where (an understanding of what constitutes effective pedagogy) is widely shared it may not actually be right" argue Prof Coe and his colleagues in today's Sutton Trust report, before putting to rest numerous misconceptions about teaching. Many of the report's findings will be familiar to those involved in pedagogical debates, but...

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