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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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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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What Does It Take For A Child To Get Help With Their Mental Health?

21st June 2018

Our new report published today lays bare the scale and severity of the UK’s Youth Mental health crisis, showing that children in desperate need are being refused help. One young person was told a suicide attempt was ‘not serious enough’ for them to access support and another to put their ‘chin…

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Latest Posts

Making Waves: Maybe it’s you who has the answer!

14th September 2018

We are very excited to be launching a new 18 month project with Pearson, exploring: How the workload associated with assessment can be reduced; and, How teachers’ professional expertise in relation to assessment can be developed. The project is kicking off with our first ever ‘crowd-sourcing’ campaign, asking teachers, schools…

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Come and join our growing team!

10th September 2018

We’re delighted to announce that with a whole host of exciting projects lined up for the next academic year, we are once again growing our team. Projects on the horizon include: More work on youth homelessness following on from our groundbreaking study “A Place to Call Home.” A major international…

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Understanding young people’s happiness and wellbeing

29th August 2018

Today’s report from the Children’s Society on young people’s well-being is essential reading. It is thoroughly researched, robust and insightful. Below I summarise six of the report’s most interesting findings. 1. Young people’s life satisfaction is falling – but don’t forget the longer term trends There have been significant drops…

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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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Adventure and the Outdoors: Fair access for all young people

30th July 2018

If we want to prepare young people to live fulfilling lives, it is worth reflecting on what makes our own lives fulfilling. Research can tell us a fair bit about that, but in this blog I want to provide a personal reflection on that question, particularly focusing on the role…

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Tackling Polarisation: Unpacking complexity in education debates

23rd July 2018

Unpacking Complexity Two weeks ago, when the LKMco team sat down to consider what we wanted research at LKMco to do we agreed that:  “Polarisation in education rarely benefits anyone and instead want to shine a light on nuance and complexity to bring together those with different points of view…

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