With the government’s review of post-18 education ongoing, and most of the debate seemingly centring on tuition fees, we must remember that widening participation work is essential to helping more disadvantaged young people access higher education.
Magic Breakfast recently won a £24 million tender to deliver breakfast provision to children at 1,770 new schools in poor areas across England – a big increase from the 485 schools they currently serve. Impetus-PEF has been working with Magic Breakfast to tackle the challenge of how they can maintain their impact at a larger scale. This impact briefing reveals how.
Who should be entitled to free school meals? With the introduction of universal credit to replace several benefits, the Department for Education has recently asked this very question. This policy briefing details our response, including concerns about the quality of data in the future
The government has embarked on a bold programme of skills reform. This policy briefing, based on our submission to the Education Select Committee's inquiry into the quality of apprenticeship and skills training, details how apprenticeships can be a 'ladder of opportunity' for disadvantaged young people.
In the first independent case study written about Impetus-PEF, Leap of Reason commends both our methods and approach to making charities more effective.