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Education: The Greatest British Export (2017)

This report by Graham Able and Fraser White assesses the value of education as an export to the UK, economically and culturally, and makes recommendations for how the sector can be supported post-Brexit. 

Published in partnership with Alpha Plus and Dulwich College International


Sharing Resources, Securing Success: Making Sure MATs & Education Groups Work (2017)

Sharing Resources, Securing Success considers the challenges and benefits of sharing services to benefit students across groups – both within state funded and other models. It features a range of contributions from chief executives of leading MATs, Dr Tim Coulson, Regional Schools Commissioner for East of England and North-East London and Chair of the Education Select Committee, Neil Carmichael. 

Published in partnership with GL Assessment


Building Better Boards: An Opportunity for Education (2015)

Our third report on education governance draws on the research and discussions that led to the earlier reports and to the formation of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Education Governance and leadership. 

The report addresses how governance will need to evolve in the decade ahead, not least with the expansion of multi-academy trusts. Education Minister Lord Nash sets the scene with his preface.

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Standards, Freedom, Choice: Essays to Commemorate the 25th Anniversary of 1988 Education Reform Act (2013)

Standards, Freedom, Choice assesses the legislation and the impact of this reform programme, which remains influential today.

It draws together essays by a broad range of experts in the education field, including politicians, head teachers, civil servants and others. The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP contributed a foreword.


Stronger Boards,
Better Education (2012)

This report builds on the work of Who Governs the Governors?, following the establishment of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Education Governance and Leadership, and includes a message from The Rt. Hon. Michael Gove MP, former Secretary of State for Education. 

The report makes a number of recommendations as to how school governance might be improved and takes into account the advent of free schools, the move towards multi-academy trusts and the education reforms of the Cameron-led coalition.


Education: A Great British Export? (2012)

This report by Graham Able and Fraser White emphasises education as a major export market for the UK, already contributing around £18 billion a year to the UK economy and showing significant potential for growth. The report led to the formation of ExEd UK; a broad-based group of companies that support UK education as an export. 

Published in partnership with Dulwich College International and Alpha Plus

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Who Governs the Governors? School Governance in the Twenty First Century (2011)

Who Governs the Governors? underscores the essential role of school governors within a changing educational landscape and suggests ways in which governance can be improved. The report recommended that schools seek out a diverse set of skills among their governors, and suggested it would be worth considering remuneration for the Chairman and other key board members. Described by former Education Secretary, The Rt. Hon. Michael Gove MP as “superb”, the report led to the formation of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Education Governance and Leadership.