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
Differences in gender, ethnicity and socio-economic status have a profound impact on subject choice at A level and patterns vary at every ‘intersection’ of these different factors. This means that some groups of pupils are particularly unlikely to study some subjects. Our Social Mobility Commission report on ethnicity, gender and poverty revealed all sorts obstacles … Read more
A wintry fog has descended over the landscape of further and adult education for learners with SEND. The DfE has given itself a conundrum over post-19 education and training for learners with disabilities. The Children & Families Act 2014 replaced the old “Statements of Special Educational Needs” with “Education, Health & Care Plans” (EHCPs) and … Read more
When I worked at the Department of Education back in the mid-2000s, it always surprised me when the sector reacted to what I’d have thought would have been good news, (a new injection of cash into a specific policy area for example), with disappointment. Once out of government though, I soon realised that the world … Read more