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We have a lot to learn from Charlie
As we emerge from the crisis and the nation gets back to school, surely this could be a unique moment to understand what we have all learned about education in the past year and to consider what we want to hold onto, what we must get back to, and what needs a rethink?
Blog, Project Partners
Oracy | Talking to each other is more important than ever
In light of the release of Speak For Change’s interim report, Big Change’s Eloïse Haylor explores oracy and why young people feel these skills are more important than ever. The inquiry is still gathering evidence from parents, teachers and young people, so do submit your views to help shape the future of oracy in education.
What will it take for 2020 to be a significant moment of change for education?
Amelia Peterson looks to Big Change’s global network, an extraordinary group of pioneers and experts from education and beyond, for insights on how this could be a time to catalyse long term change in education, in the UK and around the world.
Blog, Project Partners
Introducing our new Project Partners
We are so thrilled to introduce our new cohort of Big Change project partners to you. It’s our privilege to be able to support these people and organisations to create an education and learning system that sets young people up to thrive in life, not just exams.
Friday Insights (10th January)
This week was big for exclusions, with new analysis and recommendations from the Centre for Social Justice, and a new campaign and fund from The Evening Standard and the London Community Foundation. Plus, it’s a new decade – whoa. Let’s look at some predictions for what’s in store for the world of philanthropy during the roaring 20s v. 2.0.
Big Change News
Change is Happening
We share some incredible impact stories and insights from our project partners, past and present, and what we ourselves have learned along the way. It’s been a pleasure and a privilege to spend time speaking with our project partners; we have learned a lot and hope you will too.
What do the leaked education plans mean?
The biggest event in education and learning this week was the leak of the Government documents outlining Gavin Williamson’s plans for education – but what does it mean? We’ll take a look at the opinion and analysis of a few different experts on the topic.
Friday Insights (23rd August)
The internet’s been a buzz with GCSE results over the past couple of days so this Friday we’re looking at what the education sector is saying about GCSEs, plus we’ll hear from our friends at Catch22 about the importance of lived experience in social enterprise.
Hiring: Operations Manager
We recognise that with great ambition comes the need for great people and, as Big Change’s ambition has grown, so has its scope of operations. We’re now in need of an experienced Operations Manager to help ensure the smooth and efficient running of the organisation.
Friday Insights (19th July)
This week, project partner alumni RECLAIM is leading a dialogue on the damage of ‘poshsplaining’, DfE reports back on progress in reducing teacher workload, and Caitlin shares a cool case study featuring an innovative new 2-year college in Portland, Oregon.
Focus Areas, Project Partners
What 9 year olds taught a communications manager about communication
“This is the other thing I’ve learnt already – oracy isn’t just about building loud speakers it’s about building confident, self-aware speakers.” Big Change communications manager, Zoe, attended the launch of the Oracy APPG at Westminster. Find out what 9 years olds from School 21 taught her about communication.