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.
We’re always keen to hear from new talent so if you’re committed to our mission and would like to find out more about working for us, do get in touch!
Our Latest Blogs
Today we are publishing our 6th annual social impact report and announcing three new appointments as well as a change of legal status. Our latest report finds that that over the last year we have impacted on 95% of clients in at least one of our intended areas. It also includes three case studies illustrating the range of ways we have supported the … Read more
Last week, The Fair Education Alliance launched its 2015 report on ‘closing the gap’ in UK education, and a focus on parental engagement was one of the top recommendations for improvement. However, Sir Michael Wilshaw, caused controversy by suggesting that the solution might involve Heads fining parents. Whilst parental involvement has a larger impact on … Read more
Last week, a disturbing conversation with another parent who was returning from parent’s evening got me thinking: has our education system become so competitive that it pitches not only pupil against pupil, but parent against parent? And, faced with that reality, should parents be prepared to do whatever it takes to ensure our children succeed, … Read more