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Playing Politics with Inspection – are British values community cohesion revisited? -
By Loic Menzies, LKMco Director "Every school – whatever its intake and wherever it is located – is responsible for educating children and young people who will live and work in a country which is diverse in terms of cultures, religions or beliefs, ethnicities and social backgrounds" Tonight’s speech by Nicky Morgan at London's exclusive Carlton club was big on British...
Have academic standards really stagnated? -
By Meenakshi Parameshwaran - LKMco Research Associate In his recent blog post, Sam Freedman asks why, if pupils have become more sensible and happier, we haven't seen “a commensurate, observable, rise in academic standards?” As Sam points out, it’s a question we need data and measures to answer. In this blog I ask what information we have available and whether it really...
Setting-up an Education Focused Social-Enterprise: 10 tips for success -
By Loic Menzies - LKMco Director Yesterday, the Aspire Programme asked me for a few words of advice on “trying to make it in the education sector”. I was just heading out at the time and only had 5 minutes to respond; so I sent over 10 things that immediately sprang to mind. They weren’t the most deeply cogitated tips so I figured a few sentences of explanation would be...
White Lightning and happy teenagers- the standards and well-being conundrum -
By Sarah Jones - LKMco Associate In his recent blog Sam Freedman poses a question: "Given the improvements in behaviour; the reduction in criminality; the falls in truancy; the increase in aspiration; the improvements in home lives - all of which are known to link to academic attainment - why haven't we seen a commensurate, observable, rise in academic standards?" At...

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