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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

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Building Trusts: How do you run a Multi-Academy Trust?

18th April 2018

The truth is that until now, there hasn’t really been much information out there for the hundreds of Chief Executives and thousands of trustees trying to run multi-academy trusts. But then perhaps that’s not surprising. MATs are, after all, a relatively new addition to the educational landscape. Over the last…

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Most classroom teachers lack confidence assessing their pupils

30th November 2017

New report calls for better accountability measures, more support for teachers, and greater understanding of assessment across education sector. Government, schools and assessment bodies must do more to put assessment at the heart of great teaching. Report analyses assessment systems across the world and features contributions from world-leading experts. All trainee…

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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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Assessment and oracy press coverage, home and away

4th May 2018

Testing the Water coverage abroad We are delighted that Testing The Water – our report on assessment with Pearson, has attracted attention from overseas. Last week, London-based Chilean journalist Mónica Pérez from the news channel T13 interviewed Will Millard about curriculum and assessment reforms in England. In the segment Will explains…

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The impact of mentoring: Schools Week covers our research

27th April 2018

Our recently published research into the impact of mentoring on vulnerable young people in England was covered in Schools Week. The report for the Office of the Children’s Commissioner found that mentoring programmes for vulnerable young people are widespread in England. However the evidence on whether mentoring has a positive impact on…

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No guarantee of success for well-intentioned mentoring programmes

27th April 2018

Despite their widespread popularity, our new research suggests that mentoring programmes are no magic bullet for vulnerable young people. There are hundreds of mentoring programmes across all regions of England. Our new report, “Forging Futures Through Mentoring: A risk worth pursuing?” finds that many focus on vulnerable young people. This…

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The slow disintegration of inclusion for children with SEND

26th April 2018

The slow disintegration of inclusion for children with SEND A new survey of NASUWT members shows deeply worrying signs that mainstream schools are finding it harder and harder to support children with SEND. How much support do teachers feel their schools offer children with SEND? How well do teachers feel…

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Oracy: Why I left the Speaking Up For Speaking event buzzing

26th April 2018

Events in the Commons’ committee rooms invariably concern important issues, but are sometimes a little…. stuffy. Our recent event with Emma Hardy MP-  “#speakingup”  was different, and there are five main reasons I thought it was both unique and successful. It’d be great to see more events following these principles.…

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Building Trusts: How do you run a Multi-Academy Trust?

18th April 2018

The truth is that until now, there hasn’t really been much information out there for the hundreds of Chief Executives and thousands of trustees trying to run multi-academy trusts. But then perhaps that’s not surprising. MATs are, after all, a relatively new addition to the educational landscape. Over the last…

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