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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

Latest Reports

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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What role does education play in youth homelessness?

14th September 2017

We are thrilled today to launch one of our most important reports yet, looking at how youth homelessness and education interact, and different ways in which the education system can support young people at risk of becoming – or who are – homeless. Yesterday the National Audit Office painted a…

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How will the government respond to our assessment recommendations from #TestingTheWater?

30th November 2017

The government has today responded to the Education Select Committee’s report on primary assessment and in doing so, picked up on numerous themes from our new report, #TestingTheWater. 1. Testing the Water calls for headline league tables to shift to three year averages. Doing so would reduce the impact of…

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How can assessment underpin, not undermine, great teaching?

30th November 2017

The publication of our ground breaking vision for how assessment can better support great teaching,  ‘Testing the Water’  has prompted widespread discussion in the media. In the run up to publication TES published a comment piece from Mary Bousted, joint general secretary of the National Education Union, arguing that assessment needs…

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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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Disagreements Don’t Have to be Disagreeable

15th November 2017

Other people’s views on education can be frustrating. Debates are often tiring. Anger is exhausting. However, disagreements do not have to be disagreeable. Recently, I had a fascinating conversation with someone I had long respected but who I disagreed with on the system for creating new schools. Over the course…

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Alternative Provision – LKMco’s evidence to the Education Select Committee

3rd November 2017

Secretary of State Justine Greening recently answered questions in parliament about Loic’s recent blog on alternative provision. The blog included reflections on the launch of The Difference and recommendations from our 2015 report ‘The Alternative Should Not Be Inferior’. Last week, Bart built on this in his response to the…

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The End of ‘Outstanding’: Why we no longer need Ofsted’s gold star

25th October 2017

It’s time for me to come out. (Not that way – I did that a while ago.) I hinted at it a month or so ago, but now I feel more certain. In fact, it was the one thing I knew I wanted to take a stand on when I took…

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