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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

How can we develop creative writing in schools?

20th July 2017

Today LKMco, First Story and Paper Nations publish a literature review showing how schools currently develop young people’s creative writing, and how the impact of creative writing interventions could be strengthened. The literature review examines six key themes: Sustainability Engagement Skill development Best practice and pedagogy for creative writing Networks Valuing creative… Read more

Progression to University by Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Pupils

8th July 2017

PRESS RELEASE: ‘Respectable Racism’ Holding Back Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Pupils Pupils from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller backgrounds estimated ten times less likely to go to university compared to peers. New research by LKMco, in partnership with Kings College London’s Widening Participation department reveals barriers ‘at every level’ that combine… Read more

Testing the Water: Interim report on the future of assessment

9th May 2017

Today we publish the interim report for “Testing the Water,” our consultation on the future of assessment. Commissioned by Pearson, the report explores perceptions of and attitudes towards assessment among teachers, parents, governors and young people. The report is groundbreaking in bringing together the views of such a wide range of stakeholders for the first… Read more

Latest Posts

How can we develop creative writing in schools?

20th July 2017

Today LKMco, First Story and Paper Nations publish a literature review showing how schools currently develop young people’s creative writing, and how the impact of creative writing interventions could be strengthened. The literature review examines six key themes: Sustainability Engagement Skill development Best practice and pedagogy for creative writing Networks Valuing creative… Read more

UTCs: Who’s Going and Why Should We Care?

12th July 2017

The Baker Dearing Trust’s call for University Technical Colleges to recruit ‘best-fit’ pupils has rightly been criticised for promoting selection. However, formally sanctioned selection is not the only form of pupil sorting. Recent research demonstrates the need to examine UTC’s existing, albeit organic, pupil selection and how this impacts on… Read more

How research can have a place in the maths classroom: brief reflections on The Telegraph Festival of Education 2017

10th July 2017

  How can maths teachers make lessons relevant to their students? How can teachers use research to impact their classroom practice? How can teachers make their classrooms a welcoming space to lead to engagement that then has a knock on effect to learning? These were the questions that were subconsciously… Read more

The underrepresentation of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller pupils in higher education: on the couch with BBC Breakfast

8th July 2017

This morning we launched our report on the underrepresentation of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller pupils in higher education, commissioned by King’s College London. Our research demonstrates that ongoing prejudice combines with poor school outcomes to make progression to university a struggle for many pupils. Lead author Ellie Mulcahy sat on BBC… Read more

Progression to University by Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Pupils

8th July 2017

PRESS RELEASE: ‘Respectable Racism’ Holding Back Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Pupils Pupils from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller backgrounds estimated ten times less likely to go to university compared to peers. New research by LKMco, in partnership with Kings College London’s Widening Participation department reveals barriers ‘at every level’ that combine… Read more

What is our biggest blindspot in education? LKMco BBQ 2017

7th July 2017

Last night we were delighted to host a debate on “What is our biggest blindspot in education?” Attendees will be receiving an email next week to vote on which of our four speakers’ proposed blindspot is deserving of our research team’s attention. We were particularly excited to announce that we… Read more

The LKMco Youth and Education Podcast

#006 – Prof. Geoff Whitty: Realities of evidence-informed education policy (part 1)

14th July 2017

Discussing evidence-based educational policy and how to Professor Geoff Whitty has used his career to take educational disadvantage. Read more

#005 – Ellie Mulcahy: Links between improving reading in schools and prisons.

30th June 2017

What lessons can schools learn from Sound Training, a programme that improved reading ability in prisons? Read more

#004 – Research round up: Neuro media, The Matrix and flow

16th June 2017

How would teachers need to be in a future world where knowledge was embedded instantly into our brains? Read more