52 Organisations That Influence National School Policy

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Who are the organisations that influence school policy and what influence do they have on education pedagogy?

This is an abridged version of 38 Organisations That Influence School Policy.


Following on from the original popular post, @LouisMMCoiffait and I thought it would prove useful to take on board reader feedback, discussions which sparked a debate surrounding organisations that shape the educational landscape in England. In the diagram below, we have indicated 52 organisations and their influence on school policy, and if this impact is high or low.

You can open the graphic in full at the foot of this post.

It is worth noting, that this is an informal blog and there is no intention to harm any organisations from making these assumptions. Of course there will be some missing, but there is an evolving need for teachers to become more savvy of all the organisations that shape school policy.


  1. These organisations do not call themselves think tanks and often have other priorities.
  2. They are not part of government or the press, but influence England schools policy all the same.
  3. The diagram shows ‘influence on schools policy’ position = subjective judgement / space on page
  4. The traditional ‘left-right’ political spectrum does NOT apply to this chart

Please do feedback and say where you think the organisations should be placed differently (and why). 

You can download the graphic here.

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