About LKMco

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 Posts

Teacher recruitment: The marketing mix

20th November 2015

I don’t think business studies is on the government’s current ‘subjects we like‘ hit parade. It’s certainly not in the Ebacc, however at last night’s SSAT event, Matt Hood, of Heysham High reminded us why it matters when it comes to one of the DfE’s biggest upcoming headaches: teacher recruitment. Inspired by Matt – and as the proud … Read more

Why Teach Launch: the photos!

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 report explores why people go into, stay in or leave teaching and how they decide where to teach. The launch featured speeches from four teachers working in contrasting schools, ranging from a … Read more

Could the recruitment crisis prompt action on the workload crisis?

24th October 2015

Writing my piece for Friday’s Schools Week got me thinking about the strange possibility that by some perverse means, the upcoming recruitment crisis might in some cases contribute to addressing the current workload crisis. I know it sounds strange and is possibly a ridiculously optimistic interpretation, but bear with me. Our “Why Teach?” report showed … Read more

Birds of a feather cluster together: The “Why Teach?” teacher types

23rd October 2015

One of the most exciting things about the “Why Teach?” project that we are publishing today in association with Pearson, is the sheer breadth and depth of the data collected. With over 1,000 respondents answering almost 100 questions on their motivations for teaching, it’s one of the most comprehensive and contemporary sources of information on teachers … Read more

Joining the Dots: sharing SEND best practice

21st October 2015

We’ve spent a lot of time of time at LKMco recently reading, talking, thinking and writing about how the education system works for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and their parents. You can read “Joining the Dots” a report we’ve written for the Driver Youth Trust about recent policy changes in England … Read more

Joining the Dots SEN report: Parliamentary launch with the Driver Youth Trust

16th October 2015

Thank you to Trevor Jackson (@project128) for filming speeches at Wednesdays launch of our Driver Youth Trust, Joining the Dots report. Speakers were: Anita Kerwin-Nye: Director, Not Dead Fish Sarah Driver: Chair, Driver Youth Trust Loic Menzies: Director, LKMco Maria Constantinou: Deputy Head and SLE, St Mary’s Primary School You can read the full report and press release … Read more