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UTCs: Who’s Going and Why Should We Care?

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 outcomes. The UTC model, in …

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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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#002 – Research Round Up: Social segregation and white Working Class boys

In episode #002  Dr Sam Baars talks to George Duoblys. They ask do faith schools perpetuate social social segregation? Is focusing on white working class boys helpful? Do Ofsted’s gradings for nurseries really measure the right things? Key points Early years: Kids who go to ‘outstanding’ nurseries don’t necessarily do better than those who don’t when they get …

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