We are the think and action-tank for education and youth
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.
You can’t love what you don’t know: reflections on curriculum training
By Hardip Begol, Non-Executive Director at CfEY and CEO of Woodard Academies Trust One of the many pleasures of returning to the education sector from my former role within the DfE is seeing how certain issues have progressed. I worked on the curriculum reforms between 2012 and 2014, and I’m heartened to see the increased…
Dr Sam Baars gives evidence to the Education Select Committee inquiry
This week, Dr. Sam Baars, Director of Research and Operations at The Centre for Education and Youth, gave evidence to the Education Select Committee as part of its inquiry into ‘left behind’ white working-class pupils, alongside Professor Becky Francis and Mary Curnock-Cook. You can watch a summary video here. Sam discussed a wide range of important points, including:…
How I designed and introduced CfEY’s new work experience programme
When it’s done well, work experience can help young people pursue their career goals. Work experience offers an important opportunity for young people to form and test ideas about possible pathways, learn about different roles, and develop work-relevant skills and habits. However, our research with Workfinder found that too often students have to arrange their…
Launch of our Primary Careers Resources Platform
We are delighted to announce the launch of the Primary Careers Resources Platform, which we’ve created in partnership with the Careers & Enterprise Company and Marmelo Digitial. This new platform builds on the legacy of the YSA toolkit and our research into making careers education age-appropriate, and provides easy-to-use tools, information and resources to help…
CfEY calls on government to rethink ‘damaging’ new relationships and sex ed guidance
The Centre for Education and Youth has joined over 30 organisations in writing to the Secretary of State Gavin Williamson to raise profound concerns about about new guidance requiring schools to bar certain groups from involvement in Relationships and Sex Education. The letter features in today’s Schools Week long read. Commenting on the guidance, Chief…
How do essential skills impact on young people’s life outcomes?
We’re excited to be publishing new research on essential skills today with the Skills Builder Partnership. The research set out to explore the relationship between young people’s skills development and life outcomes, in terms of their educational attainment, employment prospects, and social and emotional wellbeing, based on a rapid review of existing literature. To make…