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More than the sum of its parts: How London’s boroughs helped drive success -
By Loic Menzies- LKMco Director   This is the first in a series of blogs we will be publishing this week exploring some of the themes to emerge from our Centre for London/CfBT Report, Lessons from London Schools   London is not just a city, it is a region divided into 33 boroughs. Every borough has had a different school improvement trajectory and it is...
London Schools Now we have a full(er) picture… -
By Loic Menzies – LKMco Director As David Laws put it last night, you wait years for some research on a critical question and then, like with buses, it all comes at once: In recent years the apparent success of London’s schools has been considered one of the biggest puzzles in English education but this week has seen big developments in our understanding of what has gone...
Seven Myths About Education: Classroom practice – are we doing the right things? -
Daisy Christodoulou’s new book ‘Seven Myths About Education’, which sets out to challenge the core assumptions underpinning contemporary classroom practice in the UK, sparked a lively debate at its launch on June 10th. LKMco were there to follow the discussion, which ranged from cognitive science and the role of memory in learning, to the nature of assessment and the validity...
Tackling Child Poverty -
By Loic Menzies, LKMco Director The government is currently consulting on its Child Poverty Strategy. In this blog I set out my response to three of the questions that emerge from the strategy. Are there any other policy areas the government should look at in order to help close the attainment gap? 1. Where pupils face mental health problems this is an enormous barrier...

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