What We Do
We carry out policy research and campaigning as well as working directly with schools, teachers, and education and youth organisations.
- We research, write and publish in order to influence policy makers, those working in the sector and the public as a whole.
- We work with education and youth organisations by developing and managing new projects, assessing impact and improving quality.
- We generate our income from the work we do and use it to fund more work on the issues which our experience and research tell us make a difference to young people.
Our social impact reports tell us we are good at:
- Pinning down the crux of a problem and finding a solution.
- Building strong and fun relationships.
- Working quickly, rigorously and without fuss.
- Relating everything we do back to our experience of working with young people and our understanding of the sector.
Our Latest Blogs
“If [it’s] minus 15 [Celsius] and windy, maybe not, but otherwise, yes. The children can’t learn if they don’t play. The children must play.” – Principal of Kallahti Comprehensive School, Finland Should play matter? And does far-off Finland have anything to teach us about that? I think, the answer to both questions is yes. I recently had … Read more
As someone who considers the ability to sit on a cold, snowy mountain ledge for an hour or so a desirable trait, I’m often tempted to put my (Antipodean) boyfriend’s complaints about doing so down to a severe lack of character. When I see the kids from the posh private school down the road cycling around … Read more
Tomorrow’s papers are expected to announce new moves by the government to raise the status of apprenticeships. New law will compel teachers to encourage pupils into apprenticeships (!) https://t.co/JLtljStp4n— Laura McInerney (@miss_mcinerney) January 23, 2016 However, as Sam Freedman quickly pointed out, politicians are suffering from delusions of grandeur if they think it is within … Read more