Our mission

EDSK is an independent non-partisan ‘think tank’ (basically a small research organisation) that designs new and better ways of giving every learner the chance to succeed.

In case you hadn’t spotted it, EDSK is short for ‘Education and Skills’.

We are a not-for-profit organisation. No dividends, no shareholders, no corporate nonsense – it’s just us investing as much time, money and effort as we can into our work.

Needless to say, ‘learners’ is a very broad term. Primary schools, secondary schools, colleges, apprenticeship providers and universities are all educating people of different ages and abilities, each of whom come with their own goals and aspirations.

Our biggest focus is publishing reports that describe the barriers we think are preventing learners from reaching their full potential as well as discussing how these issues should be resolved – either by government or by those institutions such as schools, colleges and universities who support learners every day.

Writing these reports is never easy, and is sometimes controversial. We’re ok with that. Ultimately, we believe that the more thoughtful and sensible ideas that think tanks such as ourselves create, the better our education and skills system will eventually become. It won’t be a quick process, but the prize is worth chasing all the same.

If you would like to support EDSK as we try to reshape the education and skills landscape then please click here.

And don’t forget to sign up to our mailing list to follow our work in future.

Best wishes










Tom Richmond

Founder and Director