Research and analysis

Evaluation of Jobcentre Plus Support for Schools programme: Pathfinder evaluation

This report presents findings from an evaluation of the Jobcentre Plus Support for Schools programme in 6 pathfinder areas in England.

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Evaluation of Jobcentre Plus Support for Schools programme: Pathfinder evaluation

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Summary: Evaluation of Jobcentre Plus Support for Schools programme: Pathfinder evaluation

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Details

The research involved 43 in-depth interviews with a range of stakeholders across the 6 areas, including:

  • Jobcentre Plus schools advisers
  • local partners including Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEP, coalition organisations formed of local businesses) and the Careers and Enterprise Company’s (CEC) Employer Adviser Network (EAN, a network set up to facilitate stronger links between businesses and schools and colleges) staff
  • leads from both participating and non-participating schools
  • employers connected to the programme

A further stage of research is planned to evaluate the full programme, following national roll out in 2017.

Authors: Thomas Chisholm, Alice Coulter (Kantor Public) on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

Published 9 December 2016