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!
Given that we frequently work with vulnerable young people and personal data, safeguarding and data security/protection are very important to us. You can therefore download our safeguarding policy here and our data security/protection policy here.
Our Latest Blogs
I quit the classroom in December 2016, having taught physics in an East London academy for three and a half years. In September, I’ll be going back, to a different school but in a similar area. This blog is about why I left teaching and why I’m going back in… Read more
Today LKMco, First Story and Paper Nations publish a literature review showing how schools currently develop young people’s creative writing, and how the impact of creative writing interventions could be strengthened. The literature review examines six key themes: Sustainability Engagement Skill development Best practice and pedagogy for creative writing Networks Valuing creative… Read more
The Baker Dearing Trust’s call for University Technical Colleges to recruit ‘best-fit’ pupils has rightly been criticised for promoting selection. However, formally sanctioned selection is not the only form of pupil sorting. Recent research demonstrates the need to examine UTC’s existing, albeit organic, pupil selection and how this impacts on… Read more