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 Reports

‘Boys on Track’: Improving support for white FSM-eligible and black Caribbean boys in London

10th December 2018

Today LKMco and the Greater London Authority (GLA) launch ‘Boys on Track’, new research looking at how support for white free school meal-eligible and black Caribbean boys across London can be improved. The GLA commissioned this research because attainment among London’s most disadvantaged young people lags an average of 12 months behind…

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Pupil diary excerpts

Inside the black box: how high-performing schools create a positive culture

8th August 2018

Anyone who has visited a range of schools soon notices the subtle but distinctive feel of different school cultures. Now, our latest research report, published today by the Department for Education, sets out in detail how these subtle differences can be pinned down in more concrete terms, and identifies the…

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Partners in Progression: Engaging parents in university access

12th July 2018

Universities should work with parents to increase access to university, according to a new report published today by King’s College London’s Widening Participation Department and LKMco. The recommendation comes in response to the finding that 95% of parents have concerns about their child going to university, including worries about debt,…

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Latest Posts

The State of Speaking, two years on

8th December 2018

Two years on from the publications of Voice 21 and LKMco’s 2016 report, The State of Speaking, and I still enjoy recalling conversations I had while conducting the research. I remember Sarah Wild, the headteacher of Limpsfield Grange School, talking about how developing her pupils’ spoken communication skills not only means…

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Finding young people’s voices in EHCPs

7th December 2018

In this week’s research round-up podcast Sam and Iesha discussed this article from the University of Roehampton exploring children’s voice within Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs). The findings were concerning, highlighting that in many cases young people’s voices were not found within their plan. Last week Alix and I…

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Special Educational Needs and Mental Health top of the education agenda today

4th December 2018

Key areas of LKMco’s research were top of the education agenda today, both in the national media and in Parliament. The day kicked off with our Exec Director Anna Trethewey responding to findings from this year’s Ofsted Annual Report’s on Special Educational Needs and Disability on the Today Programme. She…

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Calm in the Eye of the Storm

4th December 2018

Alix Robertson “I have taken a career break in the hope of staving off burnout – like many teachers I felt I was on the precipice of a breakdown.” 2018 survey respondent Does this sound familiar? It sums up the worrying message we received earlier this year as part of…

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Announcing our New Board and Latest Recruits!

3rd December 2018

We are very excited to announce that in preparation for our tenth anniversary in September 2019, we are transforming our governance by bringing together a new Board of passionate, heavy-hitters with a broad mix of senior-level experience. LKMco announces new Board of passionate, heavy-hittersClick To Tweet Our new Non-exec Directors…

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Little things matter: Improving teacher retention in every school

21st November 2018

Alix Robertson – Junior Researcher at LKMco Earlier this year the government proclaimed that ensuring “there are sufficient high-quality teachers in our schools for the long term” was a top priority. This was a welcome announcement given that LKMco has highlighted the issue of recruitment and retention time and again,…

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