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Why Gove Was Absolutely Right About State & Private Schools. (And Yet Not Correct). -
Written by Laura McInerney, Policy Development Partner Yesterday Michael Gove made headlines when he asked why it was that state school students didn't enjoy all the extra-curricular opportunities offered in private schools. And remarked "We know England's private schools are the best independent schools in the world. Why shouldn't our state schools be the best state schools...
Extended Schools 2.0 - how to make an extended school day/year into something really valuable. -
By Loic Menzies - LKMco Director On the 24th of June 2010, the government published statistics showing that 98% of schools in England were now providing the full core of ‘extended services’ including “A varied range of before and after school activities including study support in a safe place to be for primary and secondary schools”. Since then talk has been of a rather...
Question #6 - What rule best predicts teacher ‘behaviour’ ratings of pupils? -
By Anna Trethewey - Senior Associate In all my time as a teacher, what was the topic that received the most staffroom discussion? Pupil behaviour. And Saturday’s Touchpaper Party was no exception. The difference at the weekend was that my group (Loic Menzies, David Weston and myself) were trying to answer the question above. We drafted a model and formula (explanations to...
The Importance of Evangelism - Notes on the first Touchpaper party -
By Loic Menzies - LKMco Director This is just a quick note/call to arms, rather than a blog and comes out of a post-Touchpaper-pub chat yesterday: Katherine Richardson and I were talking about how much more interesting the day was compared to traditional CPD sessions and decided it was time to get evangelical. During the Touchpaper party we worked on questions that...

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