Our Insight

We’re keen to bring ideas, insight and interpretation to our clients and contacts – we are constantly networking, catching up with policy-makers, advisors and journalists, sponsoring new initiatives, speaking at conferences, and undertaking our own research. Our CM INSIGHTS are designed to stimulate discussion, inform debate and open up new ideas and fresh thinking.

School Funding: The Issues

Two weeks after the consultation on the government’s National Funding Formula closed, Executive Chairman of the Education Policy Institute and former Schools Minister, David Laws, blogs for CM on the issues Justine Greening and co face if they are to satisfy all...

Proving the value of international students to the UK economy

Following what can safely be described as a tumultuous 12 months in the world of politics and international relations – both at home and in the US – the future of international students in UK universities has been called into question. Joe Avison, Managing Director, Global Relations at The Chronicle of Higher Education, looks across the Atlantic at how the sector can better demonstrate the importance of an international student body.

Staff or stuff? The £3bn question

 As the government’s consultation on the new national funding formula draws to a close, Communications Management’s Head of Schools, Ben Gibbs, calls on school providers to come together ahead of the big squeeze.   The scale of the financial crisis facing schools is...

Degree apprenticeships – all in a spin

  Today marks the start of National Apprenticeship Week, and also happens to be exactly one month until the Government’s new apprenticeship levy kicks in. So with apprenticeships at the forefront of educators’ minds, Communications Management’s MD Justin Shaw...