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Youth Work in Schools in Wales – full report

In 2013, NYA led a national commission on the role of youth work in a school setting. Its recommendations were picked up by the children’s commissioner for England who recently called for schools to be open at evenings, weekends and holidays, with youth workers in schools.

Shared Services Briefing

This briefing highlights many of the issues facing councils, and asks whether ultimately, shared service arrangements and partnerships increase the likelihood of full mergers.

How can we help young people with a social worker to thrive in education?

Doing well in school is among the strongest predictors of future life success. Although the relationship isn’t perfect – some people succeed without many or any qualifications, or return to education later in life – this relationship is important. Ensuring that young people can access and achieve in education is a priority for well-functioning societies.

Fostering Effective Early Learning

This exciting trial has demonstrated the substantial impact of a professional development course for early years practitioners on both the quality of early years settings and outcomes for a group of children living in New South Wales.

Social Mobility, Chance or Choice?

A sequel to Born to Fail? Social Mobility a Working Class View (2017), Social Mobility, Chance or Choice? revisits mutuality and asks do we dare to start a new conversation by considering the issues, solutions and impact to the education and social issues that push against the moral questions underpinning social mobility.