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We believe society should ensure all children and young people receive the support they need to make a fulfilling transition to adulthood. We work towards this belief by articulating a vision for a society which does so, inspiring a desire to pursue it and enabling organisations to achieve it … Read More

Latest Reports

OCR

The future for examining

11th December 2015

Recent changes to exams mean more papers need to be marked at the end of summer exams, requiring more examiners than in the past. This report for OCR by LKMco identifies what appeals to teachers about examining and what stands in the way of them taking on the role. It then explores the benefits examiners gain … Read more

Lead pool

Building the Leadership Pool in London Schools

27th November 2015

Today our report ‘Building the Leadership Pool in London Schools’ is being published. It’s jointly authored by LKMco and Kempton Consulting Ltd, with the support of Challenge Partners and it was commissioned by the GLA on behalf of the London Education Officers Group. The project involved a survey of 665 middle and senior leaders, headteachers … Read more

Why teach

Why Teach Report Launch

19th November 2015

On the 22nd of November we were delighted to co-host the launch of our latest report “Why Teach?” with Pearson at the Ship of Adventures. The event followed a Parliamentary launch attended by (amongst others) the general secretaries of three of national teaching and leadership unions and the Chair of the Education Select Committee. The … Read more

Latest Posts

Play-based Learning in Finland: Why it Matters

3rd February 2016

“If [it’s] minus 15 [Celsius] and windy, maybe not, but otherwise, yes. The children can’t learn if they don’t play. The children must play.” – Principal of Kallahti Comprehensive School, Finland Should play matter? And does far-off Finland have anything to teach us about that? I think, the answer to both questions is yes. I recently had … Read more

Character education: What are we really talking about?

27th January 2016

As someone who considers the ability to sit on a cold, snowy mountain ledge for an hour or so a desirable trait, I’m often tempted to put my (Antipodean) boyfriend’s complaints about doing so down to a severe lack of character. When I see the kids from the posh private school down the road cycling around … Read more

Illusions of grandeur: who can raise the status of apprenticeships?

23rd January 2016

Tomorrow’s papers are expected to announce new moves by the government to raise the status of apprenticeships. New law will compel teachers to encourage pupils into apprenticeships (!) https://t.co/JLtljStp4n— Laura McInerney (@miss_mcinerney) January 23, 2016 However, as Sam Freedman quickly pointed out, politicians are suffering from delusions of grandeur if they think it is within … Read more

Positive interaction: thoughts on the Church of England’s Living Well Together conference

4th January 2016

Back in December I had the opportunity to go along to the Living Well Together conference organised by Church of England Education. The conference raised some tough questions about how schools and colleges could better support communities from different faiths and cultures in UK society in “living well together”. Some argued that many young people … Read more

LKMco Christmas newsletter

17th December 2015

Tuck into a mince pie and have a read of our latest newsletter! We’ve had a very exciting last few months, with the publication of a number of major reports on subjects ranging from teacher recruitment, SEND reforms, how to develop the next generation of  school leaders and the future of examining. Read about these … Read more

The future for examining

11th December 2015

Recent changes to exams mean more papers need to be marked at the end of summer exams, requiring more examiners than in the past. This report for OCR by LKMco identifies what appeals to teachers about examining and what stands in the way of them taking on the role. It then explores the benefits examiners gain … Read more