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How can we develop creative writing in schools?

Today LKMco, First Story and Paper Nations publish a literature review showing how schools currently develop young people’s creative writing, and how the impact of creative writing interventions could be strengthened. The literature review examines six key themes: Sustainability Engagement Skill development Best practice and pedagogy for creative writing Networks Valuing creative writing The report finds that while …

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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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“Showing Too Much Thigh”: Sexual Harassment in Schools

My 14 year-old niece’s school recently instructed her and her classmates to ensure the lengths of their skirts were in line with uniform regulations. This was premised on the need to avoid “compromising male staff and students” by “showing too much thigh” while “walking upstairs or even just sitting down”. A similarly worded email was …

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Testing the Water: Interim report on the future of assessment

Today we publish the interim report for “Testing the Water,” our consultation on the future of assessment. Commissioned by Pearson, the report explores perceptions of and attitudes towards assessment among teachers, parents, governors and young people. The report is groundbreaking in bringing together the views of such a wide range of stakeholders for the first time. It finds that while …

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