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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

School Residentials: enrichment and inequality

29th September 2017

We all know that education in England is riddled with inequality. The statistics are out there, painted in stark figures and depressing graphs. But can educational inequality really be reduced to 27.6 percentage point gap in A*-C in English and Maths? Unfortunately, it often has to be, because measuring and…

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What role does education play in youth homelessness?

14th September 2017

We are thrilled today to launch one of our most important reports yet, looking at how youth homelessness and education interact, and different ways in which the education system can support young people at risk of becoming – or who are – homeless. Yesterday the National Audit Office painted a…

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Can we teach and assess enterprise skills?

6th September 2017

We are delighted to publish our new report today, ‘Enterprise Skills Teachability, Measurability, and Next Steps.’ Commissioned by Enabling Enterprise, the research explores what we mean by ‘enterprise education’, and the extent to which it is possible to teach and assess enterprise skills such as problem-solving, teamwork, and positivity. The…

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Latest Posts

Let’s Talk About Period Poverty

11th October 2017

Period poverty in the UK is starting to garner public attention. The term is used to describe the situation where women and girls cannot afford menstruation products (e.g. tampons and sanitary pads). Labour’s Angela Rayner recently announced a plan to use £10 million to tackle period poverty in schools. Furthermore,…

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The Difference: Pupil Exclusion and Alternative Provision

10th October 2017

Classroom teachers should not be alone and unsupported in making the difference to pupils at risk of exclusion. A new report is out today, launching “The Difference”, a new programme to place mainstream teachers in Alternative Provision where they will receive support and development so they can better support the…

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Enthusiasm for evidence: Can the conditions be created?

5th October 2017

The Centre for Youth Impact and LKMco are both part of (overlapping) evidence movements, and want to play our part in helping people across our respective sectors engage with evidence and promote its place in improving service design, quality, and sustainability. This blog is also available on the Centre for…

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Ofsted’s new strategy: Where are they going next?

29th September 2017

Over the last 6 months Anna and I have had the privilege of participating in a series of meetings exploring Ofsted’s future direction. It’s therefore very exciting to see the finished product of a major strategy review launched today. In this blog I want to highlight 10 key extracts. “We…

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School Residentials: enrichment and inequality

29th September 2017

We all know that education in England is riddled with inequality. The statistics are out there, painted in stark figures and depressing graphs. But can educational inequality really be reduced to 27.6 percentage point gap in A*-C in English and Maths? Unfortunately, it often has to be, because measuring and…

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“The job you want or the job you think you should have”: Understanding Young Muslims’ Aspirations

27th September 2017

By Afia Ahmed Following the release of the Social Mobility Commission’s recent report on young Muslims as their access to the labour market, I came in to meet the wonderful team at LKMco, share my opinions on the findings, and take part in a discussion about the research. The SMC’s…

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