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Cautious welcome for summer schools in today’s Times

Speaking in The Times, CfEY’s Chief Executive Loic Menzies cautiously welcomed today’s government announcement on summer schools saying: “It’s good to see summer schools included in the government’s package of support as pupils return to schools. Pupils are desperate for opportunities to spend time with their peers and we need to ensure that they are…


Exams 2021: Young people share their views

CfEY and EPI recently joined ­­­forces to bring together a group of Year 11 and Year 13s from around the country to discuss options for exams in 2021. Here’s what they had to say. Bittersweet relief Most participants were happy that exams had been cancelled but most described that happiness as bittersweet. They were clear…

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Teachers play ‘whack-a-mole’ as burden falls on schools

Loic Menzies had a chat to Tes about his observations regarding how education has changed since he left the classroom twelve years ago. He argues that: “The Covid crisis has served to highlight our hollowed out system, with schools treated as a single point of failure which can’t be allowed to break. We have seen the dropping…


The London Schools Effect revisited: A saga in many parts

Writing in Schools Week earlier this month, my colleague Baz Ramaiah bemoaned a tendency for education research to focus on novelty at the expense of replication, highlighting the pernicious effect this has on the evidence base. One area in which there has been no shortage of studies, is the so called ‘miracle’ of London schools’…

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Recruiting our new Chief Exec

Thank you for your interest in the role of Chief Executive of the Centre for Education and Youth. The work that CfEY undertakes is urgent and important. We expect to appoint someone who appreciates that young people, particularly the most vulnerable, need advocates at every level of public work to make sure they get a…


Youth Social Action: What are the benefits for careers education?

In this article for the Journal of the Chartered College of Teaching, Abi and Bart explore how schools and colleges can use Youth Social Action (YSA) to improve their careers education. In it, they draw on our existing research developing the Careers and Enterprise Company’s YSA toolkit for schools and colleges to identify where the links between careers education…



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