Policy and research
- social justice
Our practical projects reflect these agendas and aim to shape debate, influence policy and, most importantly, change practice in education, both in the UK and internationally.
The RSA has a long history of innovation in education, from the 1870 inquiries into the state of education. Our recent influential report on social justice in education and policy-changing analysis of satisfactory schools means that the RSA is well placed to make a significant, independent contribution to education debates.
In combining thought leadership and social innovation, we aim to create a virtuous circle between research and practice. For instance, the current RSA-Pearson Think Tank Academies Commission and report on the Middle Tier will inform how we develop our Family of Academies model. Our leadership of the Suffolk Inquiry gives us a locality-based opportunity to co-create practical solutions. And our forthcoming analysis of in-year admissions aims to take forward practical suggestions for change, as well as policy recommendations.
We are currently developing a new programme of work that aims to turn the RSA into a world leading education ‘think and act tank’, connecting even more closely with the RSA’s Fellows and other areas of expertise. Although we already have a strong suite of Emerging ideas we are always looking out for new possibilities and partnerships to take these and other ideas forward. Please get in touch if you would like to work with us.