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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.
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#hopes4ed | An unashamedly hopeful take on the change we’d love to see in education. Are you with us?
This week, Big Change was invited to the OECD’s (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) Forum for World Education in Paris. Alongside global leaders in business, education, STEM, the arts and influential youth leaders, we joined a dynamic conversation about the future of education.
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Change is Happening
We’re so proud to publish our impact and learning review, Change is Happening. In it 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 about their successes, their challenges, and what’s next in their journey. We have learned a lot and hope you will too.
Friday Insights (4th October)
This week saw us celebrating teachers around the world with World Teachers Day – so we’ll hear from one of the amazing teachers who gave up a Headship opportunity to continue her learning and development at a Pupil Referral Unit. We also share some thoughts on the Association for Charitable Foundation’s new report on how funders can promote diversity, equity and inclusion practices.
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 (2nd August)
This week’s Friday insight will focus on the Disadvantage Gap research released by the Education Policy Institute, as it featured quite heavily in education and learning headlines this week. The findings have implications for everything from post 16 destinations to school spend and are worth reading in full. It also revealed that, for the first time in nearly a decade, the GCSE attainment gap between those of more advantaged and less advantaged backgrounds has stopped narrowing.
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.