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Loic Menzies is Director of LKMco, an Associate Tutor for Canterbury Christ Church University’s Faculty of Education and a trustee of the charity The Kite Trust. He was previously Associate Senior Manager and Head of History and Social Sciences at St. George’s R.C. School in North West London. Before that he was a youth worker involved in youth participation and young person-led community projects. He now specialises in education policy, youth development, social enterprise and school-based teacher training. He holds a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Magdalen College, Oxford.

Progression to University by Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Pupils

PRESS RELEASE: ‘Respectable Racism’ Holding Back Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Pupils Pupils from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller backgrounds estimated ten times less likely to go to university compared to peers. New research by LKMco, in partnership with Kings College London’s Widening Participation department reveals barriers ‘at every level’ that combine to make Gypsy, Roma and …

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Teachers and professional development: Where’s the appetite for CPD?

On a panel for the Education Policy Institute at last week’s Festival of Education I spoke about teacher professional development. I highlighted a key conundrum that must be solved if we are to raise the bar, both in terms of teachers’ access to development opportunities, and the quality of these opportunities. I call this conundrum …

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Stepping back from the brink: LKMco welcomes Queens Speech grammars back-track

LKMco welcomes the government’s decision to “step back from the brink” on grammars by omitting legislation on grammar schools from the Queens’ Speech. Speaking in response to the news, Director Loic Menzies said: “We welcome the government’s decision to step back from the brink. All the evidence shows that opening new grammar schools would be …

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