Here you will find an ever growing list of organisations to whom we would tender our support and which offer insights and collateral intelligence around the aims of Inequality in Education.
We recommend them:
Fiona Millar, Francis Gilbert, Melissa Benn and Henry Stewart are the founders of Local Schools Network. They believe that:
- Every child has a right to go to an excellent local state school, enabling every child to achieve their full potential.
- Every state school should have a fair admissions procedure.
- Every local school should be responsive to their parents and pupils’ needs and wishes and be accountable to the local community.
- That local schools in difficulties should be supported to improve, not attacked and demoralised.
You can read more here on the Local Schools Network web site. You can read school and education news and oopinion, as well as the debate it engenders. The Network web pages also offer useful resources and information on school culture, school types and teaching, amongst other things.
‘We aim to promote the cause of local state schools by celebrating their achievements, informing the public about key issues surrounding them, campaigning for further improvements and answering questions that people may have about them’.
Source: Local Schools Network January 2016.
”Working together to tackle educational inequality
Education in the UK is not fair. Young people from low income communities are much less likely to succeed than their wealthier peers. This impacts negatively on a young person’s ability to achieve the health, happiness and career they aspire to. This also impacts the economy – if the UK raised the educational outcomes for poorer children, GDP would increase by £6bn a year by 2030 and by £56bn a year by 2050.
The Fair Education Alliance is not prepared to accept the status quo and is committed to leading the fight against educational inequality”.
Source: The Fair Education Alliance – December 2015
‘The International Centre for the Study of the Mixed Economy of Childcare (ICMEC) is a multi-disciplinary research centre set up in May 2007. It is based in UEL’s Cass School of Education and Communities.
ICMEC works to generate greater knowledge about Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) provision in countries which employ mixed economies of welfare and education services. ICMEC aims to critically analyse and document rapid trends toward privatisation and marketisation of early education and childcare provision in the UK, and to set these in the wider context of international changes’.
Source: ICMEC December 2015
The Young Foundation
‘We believe inequality undermines the economy and corrodes our wellbeing, leaving its mark on communities, relationships, aspirations and self-worth.
The Young Foundation is working to create a more equal and just society, where each individual can be fulfilled in their own terms. We work with the public and private sectors and civil society to empower people to lead happier and more meaningful lives’.
Source: The Young Foundation November 2015
Discover The Young Foundation on-line here…
The Equality Trust
‘If we want to build a better society, it is essential we take action. The Equality Trust is working with others to build a social movement for change. We analyse and disseminate the latest research, promote robust evidence-based arguments and support a dynamic network of campaign groups across the country’.
Source: The Equality Trust November 2015
Discover The Equality Trust on-line here…