Episode 146

What the Latest Educational Research Can Tell Us about the Future of Education in the UK and Beyond

The Tutoring In Schools Conversation, with the Head of Policy & Research at Impetus, Ben Gadsby

by | Jan 12, 2023

There are very few with the same expertise in, and passion for, educational research and policy here in the UK as Ben Gadsby. We’re very lucky to have welcomed him to the show for this episode.

Ben is Head of Policy & Research at Impetus: a wonderful UK-based charity that transforms the lives of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds by ensuring they get the right support they need to succeed in school, in work and in life. And Ben is also an Associate Fellow at Bright Blue: a liberal conservative think tank who create and vet government policy.

Ben’s experience here was supplemented by his work on the first rounds of the National Tutoring Programme and he has also worked as a Policy Officer at Teach First and as an Education Researcher supporting MPs and their staff with key education policy issues as part of the Policy Research Unit.

Quite the resumé …

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“Policy change is not a sport where someone announces something and you think you’ve won … it’s more visceral than that” – Ben Gadsby

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Ben Gadsby

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