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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

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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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…

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Latest Posts

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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Youth Homelessness: It’s people that need a place to call home.

14th September 2017

Researching the experiences of young homeless people isn’t  just about coding qualitative data or analysing statistics. It’s about people. Today we publish our latest report with the Sage Foundation, ‘A Place to Call Home: Understanding youth Homelessness’ (Summary version here). Since finishing the report I’ve been reflecting on the key things I…

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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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University Technical Colleges and Selection: A response

2nd August 2017

In a recent LKMco blog, ‘UTCs: Who’s Going and Why Should We Care?’, Kate Bowen-Viner reported on new research by the NfER, and argued we should pay closer attention to who is attending University Technical Colleges. In this blog, Neil Patterson, (Principal of Silverstone  UTC) responds from a UTC perspective. Why we need…

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Our Election Wish on Mental Health Comes True (sort of)

1st August 2017

We welcome yesterday’s announcement that the government will recruit 2,000 extra CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) staff, in line with our top “election wish” reported in Schools Week in April this year. As Director Loic Menzies argued at the time, external services need to take some of the…

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Going back to the classroom: Teacher retention flipped

20th July 2017

I quit the classroom in December 2016, having taught physics in an East London academy for three and a half years. In September, I’ll be going back, to a different school but in a similar area. This blog is about why I left teaching and why I’m going back in…

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