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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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Why we need Youth Social Action projects this summer

Last week, we launched a report on summer schools, summarising the evidence base and highlighting some school leaders’ views on whether summer schools could support students after lockdown. Recently, I’ve been drawing from my experiences both as a youth worker and a researcher to consider whether Youth Social Action (YSA) programmes could be a useful…


Periods Don’t Stop for Pandemics

Efforts to tackle period poverty during the pandemic must continue. Girls have been struggling to access products like tampons and pads during lockdown and do not know where they can get hold of them for free. Whilst the Department for Education’s free period product scheme is continuing, there are challenges to delivering it. The DfE…


Can summer schools help disadvantaged pupils bounce back from Covid?

Don’t count on summer schools to undo impact of Coronavirus lockdown School leaders across the country are considering whether to deliver summer schools in the hope that they could help pupils bounce back from lockdown. However, schools planning summer activities to tackle the widening of the attainment gap caused by the coronavirus lockdown shouldn’t expect…


CfEY welcomes two new Directors to our board

We are delighted to welcome two new Non-Exec Directors to our board: Hardip Begol CBE and Sara Selvarajah. Hardip Begol CBE Hardip spent two decades at the Department for Education, where his roles as a senior civil servant included responsibility for special educational needs and disability; reform of curriculum, qualifications and accountability; and independent education,…


Schools must continue to engage and communicate with students, even when they are no longer teaching or preparing them for exams, our new report with
@UniofExeter has found, as young people report high stress levels due to being left "in the dark"