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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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Managing challenging behaviour in schools: Show some restraint

Throughout this week’s Conservative party conference, I waited eagerly to hear more about the proposed ‘behaviour crackdown’ in schools, outlined in a leaked Department for Education document published by the Guardian in August. While discussion and press coverage has focussed on school funding, I remain interested in seeing what will happen next to build on…


Education and the redistribution of power: Russell Hobby

Russell joined Teach First as Chief Executive in September 2017 building on more than 15 years developing and promoting leadership in schools. Prior to joining Teach First Russell was General Secretary of the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT), which represents over 29,000 school leaders in the UK and before that worked as a management…


Follow the research, follow the evidence: Tim Oates

Tim Oates joined Cambridge Assessment in May 2006 to spearhead the rapidly growing Assessment Research and Development division.  His work has included advising on a pan-European 8-level qualifications framework and chairing the UK government’s national curriculum review. Tim was awarded CBE in the 2015 New Year’s Honours for services to education. Education is an area full…


Customised Schools: Laura McInerney

Laura McInerney is the Guardian’s education columnist and co-founder of the daily survey tool, Teacher Tapp. Formerly a teacher for six years in East London, she was the Centre for Education and Youth’s first ever regular blogger before being taken to court by the education secretary for asking difficult questions about free schools. This only…


It’s time to challenge the power structures: Anita Kerwin-Nye

Anita is a charity leader, author and expert in education, access and inclusion. She is a long-time advocate of enrichment activity, in and out the classroom and joined YHA in 2018 as Director of Strategy & Engagement, having founded The Communication Trust and Whole School SEND. Anita runs AKN Consulting and founded Every Child Should; championing…