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Our Election Wish on Mental Health Comes True (sort of)

We welcome yesterday’s announcement that the government will recruit 2,000 extra CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) staff, in line with our top “election wish” reported in Schools Week in April this year. As Director Loic Menzies argued at the time, external services need to take some of the weight off over-stretched teachers and …

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Why does poor children’s progress drop off at secondary school? Social Mobility Commission report

Today we publish our second report in collaboration with the Social Mobility Commission and Education Datalab. PRESS RELEASE Gap between poor pupils’ attainment at primary and secondary school is worsening Milburn: Closing the gap must be a ‘top of mind’ for schools and Government should set a new target for progress Children from poor backgrounds …

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Time to end complacency on teacher recruitment and retention

Time to end complacency on teacher recruitment and retention: Today’s Education Select Committee report on recruitment and retention uses data from LKMco and Pearson’s “Why Teach?” study to highlight the key role workload plays in driving teachers from the profession. Lead author of the study and Director of the education think-tank LKMco, Loic Menzies welcomed …

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