Growing to over 20,000 students
It has been another busy year – EE has continued to grow, nearly doubling in scale again to reach 20,900 students. This has been possible due to the commitment of over 1,000 teachers across 147 schools. It is underpinned by the continuing support and generosity of over 30 great businesses and our funders.
>> You can download the full Impact Report 2013 here
But it’s not just about working with more children and young people.
Over the last year, we’ve invested in measuring the progress of our students towards our vision: that they leave school equipped for the rest of their lives.
We started by defining being life-ready looked like at the age of 18 – thinking about eight skills including teamwork, communication, organisation, problem-solving and aiming high. We then worked back to create ‘level’s for each age as steps towards that end goal.
The result is that we can quantify progress by measuring skills at the beginning and end of the year. We can then use this data to help evaluate programmes, help schools tangibly measure progress, and even suggest strategies to support individual students.
The Results are In
This new framework has been developed over 2012-13 and piloted with a small number of students. We are particularly grateful to PwC, UBS, Freshfields and Forward Foundation for their support with this. Here is a summary of the results from our primary schools: