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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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Effective work experience: Let’s talk about WEX

2nd May 2019

My time on work experience was thoroughly enjoyable. A school mate and I spent a week working half days in a nursery school. At the end of the week I was told that while it had been “fun” having me around, if they had to pick between us, they’d pick…

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Careers education: What should young people learn and when?

1st April 2019

Today we have launched an important new report, which sets out what young people should learn during their careers education, and when. More Than A Job’s Worth: Making Careers Education Age-Appropriate was commissioned by the charity Founders4Schools, and argues that children’s careers education should begin as soon as they start…

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Developing creative writing in schools

25th February 2019

Today marks the publication of findings from our three-year long evaluation of Arts Council England’s ‘Creative Writing in Schools’ (CWiS) programme. What did we evaluate? In 2015, Arts Council England committed £1.2m to fund CWiS, which: Was a three-year long programme delivered by First Story and Paper Nations; Involved 3,000 pupils…

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Education in England 2019: EPI and the FEA report…

30th July 2019

Today, the Education Policy Institute and Fair Education Alliance publish their “Annual State of the Nation Report” for 2019. Whilst we should be cautious about using year-on-year data to draw conclusions about our education system, the report highlights three important trends that our previous research has explained and responded to.…

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EdFest 2019! LKMco will be busy at this year’s Education Festival

18th June 2019

We’re looking forward to a busy few days at this year’s Festival of Education. Nearly the whole team will be there and we will be involved in ten sessions. Day one, Thursday 20th June 9.20-10am Chapel: Anna will be chairing a panel entitled ‘Teaching is destroying the mental health of…

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Preventing Youth Homelessness through Family Support: A Place to Call Home

11th June 2019

Today we publish the findings of a pilot programme to tackle youth homelessness through early intervention. The pilot builds on the findings of our 2017 report “A Place to Call Home” which identified the key causes of youth homelessness and examined the impact that experiencing homelessness had on young people’s…

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Inclusion and exclusion for Gypsy, Traveller and Roma pupils

28th May 2019

This blog was written for The Traveller Movement’s monthly newsletter, Spotlight. My favourite memories of running the education advocacy project at Traveller Movement are of time spent out-and-about with families, doing home visits and attending school meetings. One of my all-time favourite days on the project was a visit that…

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Domestic abuse: What does the new ‘refuge’ policy mean for survivors and their children?

23rd May 2019

The Prime Minister recently announced that local authorities will have a new duty to guarantee support and secure accommodation for survivors of domestic abuse and their children. This is welcome news for thousands of adults and young people across the country. However, this well intentioned policy aim must be backed…

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Effective work experience: Let’s talk about WEX

2nd May 2019

My time on work experience was thoroughly enjoyable. A school mate and I spent a week working half days in a nursery school. At the end of the week I was told that while it had been “fun” having me around, if they had to pick between us, they’d pick…

Read more

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