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How should primary schools be held to account?

ASCL today launched its Sense and Accountability report, which examines how primary schools are held to account and how this can be done better. I was delighted to play a small part in the production of this report, sitting on its expert panel. ASCL’s review builds on LKMco’s recent #TestingTheWater report, which explored how assessment can better …

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The need for EAL specialists

2017 performance statistics show that, for the first time, EAL pupils outperformed native speakers at GCSE on all DfE measures. However, as EPI point out in a recent report, we desperately need national structures to create and retain EAL specialists. Even though EAL outcomes are high on average, this masks what are likely to be …

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LKMco Deputy Director selected for Clore’s Experienced Leader Programme 2018

This week brings more good news for us at LKMco: our Deputy Director, Anna Trethewey, has been selected to participate in Clore’s Social Leadership Experienced Leader programme. This comes just a week after we announced that our two Senior Associates, Eleanor Bernardes and Will Millard, are taking part in Clore’s Emerging Leader Youth Programme. Anna …

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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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