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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

The Needs Led Curriculum

Date: March 12 2019

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

The Quality of Life Network and Framework

Date: March 12 2019

A whole school system for measuring, and working to improve, student and family Quality of Life (QoL) in three key areas: social participation, well-being, and independence. “The innovative QoL framework you have developed has a positive life-changing impact on pupils and their families.” OFSTED July 2019 The QoL network of over 50 schools is currently... Find out more

Music for All

Date: March 12 2019

A music assessment framework developed for children with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD), but accessible for all children, which maximises learning across all areas of the wider curriculum. It provides a music assessment framework to support teachers to deliver effective music education to all children, however complex their needs, and demonstrates how music supports... Find out more

The Sex Factor: RSE Pack for young people with complex neurodisabilities

Date: March 12 2019


A training and resource pack to enhance pupil learning and teacher confidence in Relationships and Sex Education (RSE). The pack contains 30 stories on 4 themes (Relationships, Diversity, Safety and Puberty), which read as lesson plans and include a resource list and suggested assessment questions.  The pack also includes guidance in: Working with parents Useful... Find out more

Count on Words: Maths vocabulary sessions

Date: March 12 2019


A programme to support students’ development of maths vocabulary, increasing their access to mathematical learning, and their ability to achieve in Maths. Developed for D/deaf children, those with Developmental Language Disorder or English Language Learners, and children with low language levels. The programme includes five5 30-40 minute sessions on key maths topics, with discussion activities,... Find out more

More experimentation please

Date: January 10 2019

Posted by: Monica Nagore


Monica Nagore (The Young Foundation), Sophie Buchel (DRIFT) and Marie Nicole Soreville (DTI) On the 12th of November, the SIC partners – The Young Foundation, Social Innovation Lab and the Danish Technological Institute facilitated a breakout session during the SIC final event held in Seville. The aim of the session was to showcase and reflect... Find out more

For a fairer, more inclusive Europe, sign the #SIDeclaration

While industries like pharmaceuticals and automotive are good at getting decision-makers’ attention, the social innovation community – a broad movement of people and organisations innovating for public benefit – often has less influence. We want this to change. Over the past year, we have asked people working in social innovation all over Europe about how... Find out more

Meet the innovators Reimagining Rent: our second cohort

Date: September 27 2018

Posted by: John Piper


Through Reimagining Rent, we are committed to accelerating the innovations that have the potential to improve the private rented sector for vulnerable renters, including those on low incomes. We know that concentrated innovation at a local-level can create models for others to follow. This is our second cohort to the programme, which is funded by... Find out more