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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

‘Boys on Track’: Improving support for white FSM-eligible and black Caribbean boys in London

10th December 2018

Today LKMco and the Greater London Authority (GLA) launch ‘Boys on Track’, new research looking at how support for white free school meal-eligible and black Caribbean boys across London can be improved. The GLA commissioned this research because attainment among London’s most disadvantaged young people lags an average of 12 months behind…

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Pupil diary excerpts

Inside the black box: how high-performing schools create a positive culture

8th August 2018

Anyone who has visited a range of schools soon notices the subtle but distinctive feel of different school cultures. Now, our latest research report, published today by the Department for Education, sets out in detail how these subtle differences can be pinned down in more concrete terms, and identifies the…

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Partners in Progression: Engaging parents in university access

12th July 2018

Universities should work with parents to increase access to university, according to a new report published today by King’s College London’s Widening Participation Department and LKMco. The recommendation comes in response to the finding that 95% of parents have concerns about their child going to university, including worries about debt,…

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Top of the Blogs: Your favourite LKMco pieces from 2018

5th January 2019

So what Were Your Favourite LKMco Blogs in 2018? Here’s the run down! 2018 saw some old favourites clinging to their place at the top of the table. Tens of thousands of people still want to know what A Level subjects Russell Group Unis like best and turn in droves to…

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Lessons in school choice

21st December 2018

I’ve spent years conducting research in schools: interviewing teachers; speaking to pupils; poring over performance tables, dodging footballs whilst scribbling notes in playgrounds. As a researcher I’ve often been in the thick of it, but it’s a role that always places you at arm’s length – an observer rather than…

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Improving London’s schools: LKMco shares insights with Austrian press

21st December 2018

  LKMco had an international impact this week, when the Austrian education and technology news website APA-Science interviewed our chief executive Loic Menzies about the impact of the London Challenge school improvement programme. The London Challenge was launched by the Labour Government in 2003 with the aim of raising standards in the poorest performing schools, narrowing the…

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‘Boys on Track’: Improving support for white FSM-eligible and black Caribbean boys in London

10th December 2018

Today LKMco and the Greater London Authority (GLA) launch ‘Boys on Track’, new research looking at how support for white free school meal-eligible and black Caribbean boys across London can be improved. The GLA commissioned this research because attainment among London’s most disadvantaged young people lags an average of 12 months behind…

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The State of Speaking, two years on

8th December 2018

Two years on from the publications of Voice 21 and LKMco’s 2016 report, The State of Speaking, and I still enjoy recalling conversations I had while conducting the research. I remember Sarah Wild, the headteacher of Limpsfield Grange School, talking about how developing her pupils’ spoken communication skills not only means…

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Finding young people’s voices in EHCPs

7th December 2018

In this week’s research round-up podcast Sam and Iesha discussed this article from the University of Roehampton exploring children’s voice within Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs). The findings were concerning, highlighting that in many cases young people’s voices were not found within their plan. Last week Alix and I…

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