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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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…


Climate crisis: Supporting a sustainable future for young people

Climate change has been described by Unicef as “a child rights crisis”, threatening children’s “health, nutrition, education, development, survival and future potential”. Young people around the world understand this risk, and they haven’t been afraid to speak out against it. The world’s most influential politicians and environmental experts have gathered in Glasgow over the past…


Lessons from Lewisham

Supporting race equality in Lewisham’s schools Important, timely and brave work is underway in Lewisham to improve racial equality in its schools. Spearheaded by Naheeda Maharasingam, a local headteacher (and also a CfEY Fellow), a group of Lewisham headteachers and the Director of Lewisham Education, Lewisham Learning has developed a Pledge to tackle race inequalities…