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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

Building Trusts: How do you run a Multi-Academy Trust?

18th April 2018

The truth is that until now, there hasn’t really been much information out there for the hundreds of Chief Executives and thousands of trustees trying to run multi-academy trusts. But then perhaps that’s not surprising. MATs are, after all, a relatively new addition to the educational landscape. Over the last…

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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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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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EdFest 2018! LKMco out in force at this year’s Education Festival

13th June 2018

It’s going to be a busy few days for LKMco at this year’s Festival of Education. Five of the team will be there and we will be involved in eight sessions. Day one Things kick off with Kate presenting findings from our recent study with Ambition School Leadership of MAT…

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Why I needed #DisabilityEd…

7th June 2018

Ruth Golding recently announced #DisabilityEd’s launch in TES. This much needed organisation will raise awareness for teachers with invisible and physical disabilities, psychological conditions, autism, chronic diseases and cancer. As an ex-teacher and Type 1 diabetic, I welcome this news. Teaching whilst also managing a chronic disease can be tough.…

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Celebrating Gypsy, Roma and Traveller history month in schools

1st June 2018

June is Gypsy Roma Traveller (GRT) history month. This presents a perfect opportunity for pupils to learn about a culture they often know little about and for the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller pupils to be given a chance to showcase and celebrate their culture. Our research last year on GRT…

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Getting research into policy: the role of think tanks

30th May 2018

Last week I joined a panel at the Kaleidoscope conference in Cambridge University’s Faculty of Education. The session, which also featured Rob Loe and Hwa Yue Yi, focused on the role of think tanks in education research and policy. The panel was asked to comment on four questions: Potential: What…

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Tools that make flexible working easy at LKMco

15th May 2018

Flexible working could be an important factor for teacher recruitment and retention. Here are some tools that the LKMco team use to help us work flexibly. For the past few months we’ve been working with the Greater London Authority (GLA) to investigate factors that will attract and retain teachers in…

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Assessment and oracy press coverage, home and away

4th May 2018

Testing the Water coverage abroad We are delighted that Testing The Water – our report on assessment with Pearson, has attracted attention from overseas. Last week, London-based Chilean journalist Mónica Pérez from the news channel T13 interviewed Will Millard about curriculum and assessment reforms in England. In the segment Will explains…

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The LKMco Youth and Education Podcast