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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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Latest Posts

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…

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ADHD: Dreaming, distracted or wired differently? Part 2

11th April 2019

By Abi Angus & Ellie Mulcahy Part one of this blog explored what ADHD looks like, debunking misconceptions around diagnosis and showing how research on brain structure helps us to understand differences. In part two, we explore some of the brain differences linked to ADHD and unpick further misconceptions around…

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Defending parents’ rights in the sex ed debate is a straw man

10th April 2019

With reforms to Relationships and Sex Education, LKMco has been at the heart of a tricky and sensitive debate. Whilst the debate is frequently characterised as a battle between school, parents and communities, our Chief Exec Loic pleaded for calm on BBC Radio 5 Live and in the TES. He…

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Rural schools struggle to break poverty-attainment link

10th April 2019

Schools Week highlighted key findings from new analysis by Loic pointing to a worryingly close link between poverty and attainment in rural schools. As part of their piece, Schools Week spoke to Paul Luxmoore, the executive head of the Coastal Academies Trust, with schools in rural Thanet, Kent who pointed… Read more

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