Blog posts July 2016

Social Prescribing: Making it Happen

Chloe Grahame
Tuesday, 26 July 2016 - 10:39am

Last month, to mark the launch of a guide on Asset Based Care that we developed for the Greater Manchester Public Health Network, we hosted a webinar, bringing together panellists from three pioneers of social prescribing-...

If we want to be able to see real improvement in education, we need to decide what we believe about ability

Amelia Peterson
Wednesday, 20 July 2016 - 5:02pm

Today the Education DataLab released findings that for schools who responded early to the EBacc changes and entered more students for those subjects, their students performed better at GCSE and have seen an improvement in post-16 attainment. These are certainly the moves we hope to see more of. But Conor Ryan of the Sutton Trust has already pointed out that, while these results are encouraging, the schools in this early mover group only raised numbers taking EBacc subjects to just under 50% – not up to the government’s target of 90%. Ryan suggests that the report therefore indicates that...

Sarah Gillinson Interviews Paul Miller - Bethnal Green Ventures

Lou Thomas
Friday, 15 July 2016 - 1:29pm

I interviewed Paul Miller today who leads strategy and partnerships at Bethnal Green Ventures - an accelerator programme for people who want to change the world using technology.

Five insights stick in my mind after our conversation.

The first is about the nature of their business. They are becoming highly effective at supporting tech startups who want to help change the world, to flourish. And they know that having an impact at scale relies on building a much broader community of tech innovators trying to change the world, way beyond their own work. So they are as engaged in ‘...