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Party like a pirate: LKMco is 5 years old today! -
By Loic Menzies: LKMco Director Sat in my bedroom five years ago to the day, I registered LKMco as a company. Today, the LKMco team celebrated this big birthday by moving into our exciting new office... In a pirate ship. We'd thought about getting ourselves an office for a while and we were advised it should be in Westminster, so a few months ago we started looking. But then...
The secret life of the "gap flipper" -
By Loic Menzies - LKMco Director In today's TES, I highlighted the strange phenomenon of England's 102 mainstream secondaries with a 'reverse gap'', i.e. disadvantaged pupils outperform their peers. Here I present a more detailed analysis which paints a vivid picture of our polarised education system.... Reverse Gaps: What can we learn from Englands 102 gap flipping schools...
Poverty in Society: What role for schools? -
Last week, a barnstorming blog by Classroom Truths precipitated a flurry of Twitter debate by questioning the idea that education is a panacea for inequality and injustice. I am devoted to the idea of better education as a cure for myriad evils and so found the blog (and its follow up) a valuable kick in the rear. It prompted me to think more critically about what education...
The underrepresentation of ethnic minorities in higher education: are aspirations to blame? -
Young people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds are underrepresented at high status Russell Group universities. Why is this? Data from a major panel study of young people suggests it has little to do with their aspirations to apply to university, their expectations that they will get in if they do apply, or their propensity to seek information, advice and...

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