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Education Inquiry

The Final Report

Friday 20 March 2015

Click to download the final report: 

Compass - BIG education: learning for the 21st century









This document serves as the policy detail appendices to the final report of the Compass Education Inquiry, ‘Big Education’. They provide more context, analysis and policy detail to the overview contained in that report.

Democratising the governance of local education - improving the service, holding service providers to account

Martin Yarnit
December 2014

Democratising the Governance of Local Education

Lifelong Learning and Further Education – steps toards the Good Society


Lifelong Learning and Further Education

Interim Report

Thursday 10 July 2014

We have been very busy over the last year conducting interviews, having seminars with students and experts as well as holding national and local events to get to the bottom of the question: How do we build a more equal and democratic model of education? We're pleased to present the interim...

The Values of education: A rich and diverse system

The highly competitive, fractured and politicised English education system poses an immense challenge for those seeking a new educational settlement.  It will require not only a new approach to education policy, but also a new policy and...

Education Inquiry Conference

The Compass/NUT Education Inquiry has been working hard over the last 6 months to develop a new model of education. More than ever we need you to be a part of the conversation for developing this new model. So far the working groups, Inquiry Council have helped...

New Inquiry Graphic

Wednesday 18 December 2013



Check out our new graphic showing what our Education Inquiry looks like:

How to hold a local inquiry

Wednesday 23 October 2013

Holding a local inquiry

Compass, the National Union of Teachers (NUT) and many other organisations and individuals are coming together to establish an Inquiry into a New Model of Education. This is a unique project in both substance and style. Starting from a values base of greater equality and...

The Working groups meet regularly face-to-face and on Skype to discuss the main issues and write mini reports that are received by the Council. Please email the contacts below if you want to get involved in a working group or email if you have an area of expertise you...

This letter first appeared in The Daily Telegraph on 11/9/2013 and was signed by Compass Chair Neal Lawson

We are deeply concerned about the impact of the Government’s early years policies on the health and wellbeing of our youngest children. The early years of life are when children...


There are loads of ways to get involved in the Inquiry including: Attend our events throughout the year all over the UK (sign up for emails to find out about them!) Each month we will be sending out emails so you know how to get involved in the Inquiry including voting on your favourite...