97 Organisations That Influence School Policy

Reading time: < 1
Education Influence


Ross Morrison McGill founded @TeacherToolkit in 2010, and today, he is one of the 'most followed educators'on social media in the world. In 2015, he was nominated as one of the '500 Most Influential People in Britain' by The Sunday Times as a result of...
Read more about @TeacherToolkit

What organisations influence school policy across England and what influence do they have on education pedagogy?

Once a year, I gather a range of education organisations to rekindle a debate on what, why and who shape the educational landscape.

Who has a high or low impact?

In the diagram below, I have indicated 97 organisations and their influence on school policy, and if this impact is high or low. I have excluded think tanks and any press organisations. A critical point to make at this stage is that the graphic is purely subjective and is not peer-reviewed other than posting here to offer discussion.

97 Organisations That Influence School Policy

You can expand the graphic.

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 many missing, so please comment below for all readers to discuss. Where do you think the organisations should be placed differently (and why)?

  1. The organisations included are not think tanks or media outlets
  2. Influence on UK school policy influence = purely subjective (albeit informed) judgement calls / space on page 
  3. Any ‘left-right’ political spectrum does not apply to this chart
  4. Additional metrics could include transparency, ‘traditional vs progressive’, scale of resources, degree of ‘evidence-informed’, and ‘years established’
  5. You can see the last number of editions here.

2 thoughts on “97 Organisations That Influence School Policy

  1. No Independent School organisations at all? Independent Schools’ Council? HMC? Boarding Schools Assoc?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.