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Ideas, as well as people, now move more freely. We have put new models, drawn from other classes and other parts of the world, before the local people, creating new aspirations and new ideas.
Michael Young and Peter Willmott.
Family and Kinship in East London, 1957

Be More Michael

Date: November 25 2020

Posted by: Helen Goulden

 

Who wants to make any predictions about 2021? The internet and media will be awash with them in the coming weeks; but talk to police commissioners, local authority chief execs and those close to their communities and a “growth in tension” is mentioned with increasing regularity; largely driven by unemployment which is projected to rise... Find out more

The Young Academy Investment Fund converts investment in East Learning to Revenue Participation Loan

Date: September 08 2020

Posted by: Sarah Faber

 

We are delighted to announce the conversion of our investment in East Learning into a Revenue Participation Loan.  The Young Academy Investment Fund was established to fill a gap in the finance available to early stage start–ups which were attempting to revolutionise the education system. When we invested a small amount to allow East Learning to build a prototype of its Aspirations... Find out more

Your future workforce in a post-Covid world: empowering young people to find quality work

Date: August 28 2020

Posted by: Sarah Faber

 

A group of young people, with some of the UK’s largest employers and policymakers, gathered together last week to share their experiences on how young people can access quality work, despite the impact of COVID-19 that looms over their immediate futures. This online event was part of the Inclusive Economy Partnership (IEP) BOOST programme, bringing... Find out more

Being patient: what we have learned about equity-like social investments through the Young Academy Investment Fund

Date: August 27 2020

Posted by: Sarah Faber

 

In 2019 the Education Policy Institute shared its fears that the reduction in the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers was close to flattening out and that the gap might start to increase again[1]. The same report found that disadvantaged pupils were 18.1 months behind non-disadvantaged pupils by the time they left secondary... Find out more

Nothing about us without us

Date: July 04 2019

Posted by: Helen Goulden, Sarah Faber

 

Do you have experience listening to the people you exist to serve in order to improve what you do and how you do it? The Young Foundation have now launched an inquiry to explore the role of user voice and experience in social investment. With support from Big Society Capital and Barrow Cadbury Trust, we... Find out more

Resources to reduce and respond to self-harm and suicidal intent

Date: March 12 2019

Posted by: Helen Goulden, Sarah Faber

Developed to support a whole school culture of early intervention and support around student mental health, and partnership working with CAMHS services, for deaf children and young people, and those on the autism spectrum.  These resources include: Simple tools to promote a shared understanding of managing risk, risk assessments, and the language used around mental... Find out more

The Work Life Ready Curriculum and Wheel

Date: March 12 2019

Posted by: Helen Goulden, Sarah Faber

The Work Life Ready Curriculum and Wheel is a post 16 transition tool promoting positive outcomes, mental health and real-life skills learning. It covers 7 key areas: Personal Development, Daily & Living Skills, Money Management, Accessing the Community, Work Ready / Employability, Mental Health and Well-being, Learning and Development. Currently in development at Muntham House... Find out more

Reducing Exclusion: Early Intervention Approach

Date: March 12 2019

Posted by: Helen Goulden, Sarah Faber

This programme helps schools develop a sustainable, whole school, proactive approach to reducing exclusions, through support for pupils with challenging behaviour, and social, emotional, and mental health needs. It is rooted in trauma-informed approaches. “We now have a process for pupils we are struggling with, who we feel are at risk of exclusion. The framework... Find out more

The Ambitious Framework: Educational approach for children with autism

Date: March 12 2019

Posted by: Helen Goulden, Sarah Faber

The Ambitious Framework aims to enable schools and colleges to provide high-quality education for children and young people with autism whilst prioritising dignity, respect, and compassion. The framework is based on School Wide Positive Behaviour Support (SW-PBS). Part one provides tools to help settings review their practice, including a self-review tool, and a case study... Find out more

The Needs Led Curriculum

Date: March 12 2019

Posted by: Helen Goulden, Sarah Faber

A universal framework that supports individuals with SEND to accelerate their development against both academic and broader outcomes. The Needs Led Curriculum incorporates 32 strands and over 1,000 outcomes. As well as core skill development in reading, writing and maths, there are four further foci: Learning to learn  Functional independence Language and communication  Myself and... Find out more