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We believe society should ensure all children and young people receive the support they need to make a fulfilling transition to adulthood. We work towards this belief by articulating a vision for a society which does so, inspiring a desire to pursue it and enabling organisations to achieve it.

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Where next for place-based research?

I have this picture on my fridge: Ida drew it a few weeks ago when she was briefly fascinated by filament bulbs. It’s an image that’s greeted me every morning throughout December, and it’s encouraged me to identify the flashes of inspiration I’ve had this year, working alongside the CfEY team, and consolidate them into…


We’re dreaming of a white paper

We’re a healthy lot here at the CfEY, even at this most gluttonous time of the year. Over the next twenty-four days, we will take a well-earned break from our Friday Fives to tweet one proposal per day for the Schools White Paper.  The paper is coming sometime in the Spring and is seen as…


Don’t just SATs there, do something!

I was just about there at the start of SATs. Sometime in the 1990s, as I played one of those mental maths cassettes (yes cassettes) to my year 5s, and as most of them struggled, I realised the extent to which our maths teaching was letting so many kids down. I also realised how something…


Improving Gender Equity in Education

What did we do? The Centre for Education and Youth has been working with STiR Education to identify the approaches most likely to support improved gender equity for school pupils and professionals. STiR Education is an international NGO that supports education systems in India, Uganda and Indonesia to reignite intrinsic motivation in teachers and officials. CfEY…


Come and Join Our Team!

Team CfEY have been hugely busy in the last few months, and we are now recruiting! Lockdown made society’s responsibility for ensuring all children and young people can make a fulfilling transition to adulthood abundantly clear. Our work providing the evidence, insight and expertise that policy makers and practitioners need is therefore more important than ever….


What next for enrichment?

  One of the strangest aspects of decision-making over post-covid recovery in schools over the last few months has been the to-and-fro over extending the school day. Amongst all the “will they, won’t they” U-turns on funding and the understandable concerns over staff and the impact on teachers, an important question has been lost. Do…