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Tuesday, 11th November 2014

UK: NEET Prevention: Keeping students engaged at Key Stage 4

Source: National Foundation for Educational Research (UK)

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This research examines the impact of school-based programmes that are in place to support students aged 14-16 who are at risk of temporary disconnection from learning. This is a longitudinal research study that will track the progress of students on the support programmes through to the end of Year 11. This report is the second in a series of reports and provides an update on the 10 case studies.

While the case studies are all different in their approach to supporting young people at risk of temporary disconnection from learning, they do have a number of common factors that appear to contribute to their success.

Some of the Key factors for success include:

Flexibility within programmes, ensuring that, as much as is practical, programmes can be tailored to the needs, and interests, of the individual young person;

Developing open and supportive relationships between staff and students. This is particularly relevant for one-to-one support and mentoring;

Commitment from senior leaders, and the engagement and buy-in of all staff, through clear communication on all elements of the support programme (aims, structure and process, and student progress).

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