LKMco is now the Centre for Education and Youth! Find out why we changed our name…

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.

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Why I’m excited to be joining CfEY

I’m Vanessa, and this is why I’m joining The Centre for Education and Youth. I was excluded at the beginning of year 10 and spent the last two years of my school life at a PRU. Results day for me – like many students in PRUs – was devastating. I left with four C grade…


Government backs draft law to cut school uniform costs

The cost of school uniform is back on the agenda this week, as one MP brings a private member’s bill before parliament to formalise guidance for schools on reducing the expense families face each year. As someone who has long been flagging this issue I’m pleased to see some positive action taking place, but we…


Social Mobility and Youth Social Action: Whole Ed 2020

Our Chief Executive Loic Menzies spoke at the 2020 Whole Education Conference, arguing that it is time to abandon the term ‘social mobility’. He explains three reasons why we should reject the term, and calls for a greater focus on ‘flourishing individuals’ in ‘thriving communities’, arguing that Youth Social Action provides a great example of…


Interesting new research by the @EduPolicyInst shows that high-quality professional development for teachers will not only improve the teacher retention crisis but will also boost attainment outcomes for students