Therapeutic early interventions to prevent school exclusion and truancy: evaluation of three contemporaneous projects
In July 2010, the Education and Learning Programme Committee appointed external evaluators OPM to add to the foundation's learning about therapeutic early interventions and to generate practice recommendations for the wider schools sector, specific to the work of three current grantees: Mounts Bay Academy, SWIFT, and Teignmouth Community School. The first year interim report is now available.
Please note that these are interim findings, and a final report will be available in Summer 2013.
A movement to reshape music education - driven by teachers, for teachers.
A longitudinal survey from the Institute of Education tracked students and staff in Musical Futures schools from 2008 - 2011. The final report presents the findings in detail, and provides a real insight into how MF operates within a number of school contexts.
The final report can be downloaded here.
The second edition of the Musical Futures Teacher Resource Pack was published in 2009. The book is available for just £6 via the Musical Futures website. The Musical Futures website also contains an array of free resources for teachers - many supplied by teachers themselves.
An initiative to help primary and secondary schools improve transition for pupils, using musical learning as a focus.
Musical Bridges' Sound Tracks report analyses some of the issues currently facing music education across the primary to secondary school transition period (Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 3) in England. It is based on evidence gathered from music education providers through an online survey during the autumn 2010. You can download the report here.
Changing Key, a longitudinal study published in 2011, tracked a group of pupils as they transferred from primary to secondary school. You can read Changing Key here.
You can learn more about the initiative via the Musical Bridges website.
This Special Initiative focused on the identification, evaluation and dissemination of good practice, specifically in relation to the retention of students within the HE sector. Together with the HEFCE (Higher Education Funding Council for England) we jointly funded a £1 million grants programme for Higher Education Institutions.
The final report, and earlier summary report, can be downloaded here.
In 2008 the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and the Innovation Unit (a social enterprise) launched the Learning Futures initiative. Since then, Learning Futures has worked with over 40 schools to develop innovative methods of teaching and learning aimed at increasing students' engagement in learning.
Learning Futures: A Vision for Engaging Schools sets out what we have learned about why engagement matters, and how schools can become more engaging places to learn. The pamphlet can be downloaded here.
Learning Futures: A Vision for Engaging Schools is part of a set of free, open-source publications, including a guide to project-based learning (written in partnership with San Diego's High Tech High), a handbook for school leaders who want to make their school more engaging, and a guide to 'spaced learning' (a method for quickly embedding information in the long term memory). You can download all these resources here.