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

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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Latest Posts

‘Faking it to make it’: Gaining confidence to do the things you’re not yet ready to do

8th March 2018

I had the pleasure of delivering a session at the annual WomenEd ‘unconference’ last weekend. My session, entitled ‘Faking it to make it: Gaining confidence to do the thing you’re not ready to do!’, examined the research on the confidence gender gap, and what this means for women in leadership.…

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How should primary schools be held to account?

2nd March 2018

ASCL today launched its Sense and Accountability report, which examines how primary schools are held to account and how this can be done better. I was delighted to play a small part in the production of this report, sitting on its expert panel. ASCL’s review builds on LKMco’s recent #TestingTheWater report, which…

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The need for EAL specialists

27th February 2018

2017 performance statistics show that, for the first time, EAL pupils outperformed native speakers at GCSE on all DfE measures. However, as EPI point out in a recent report, we desperately need national structures to create and retain EAL specialists. Even though EAL outcomes are high on average, this masks…

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LKMco Deputy Director selected for Clore’s Experienced Leader Programme 2018

20th February 2018

This week brings more good news for us at LKMco: our Deputy Director, Anna Trethewey, has been selected to participate in Clore’s Social Leadership Experienced Leader programme. This comes just a week after we announced that our two Senior Associates, Eleanor Bernardes and Will Millard, are taking part in Clore’s…

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LKMco Senior Associates embark on Clore’s Emerging Leader Youth Programme 2018

15th February 2018

We are delighted to announce that LKMco Senior Associates Eleanor Bernardes and Will Millard will join twenty-seven other leaders from the UK youth sector on this year’s prestigious Clore Social Leadership’s Emerging Youth Leader Programme. This immersive six-month leadership programme was designed to meet the needs of the sector by…

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Performance and Creative Methods in Research

14th February 2018

When I first saw ‘performance research’ literature on my MSc reading list, I was sceptical. How on earth could the arts help us in research? What even are ‘performance’ research methods? I decided to be brave and after finding out a bit more, I’m glad to say that there are…

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