Research and analysis

Outstanding support for disadvantaged learners

This publication was withdrawn on 25 February 2016

This good practice example has been withdrawn as it is older than 3 years and may no longer reflect current policy.

Ofsted good practice example showing how Roots and Shoots Limited helps disadvantaged young learners gain skills, self-respect and the possibility of future employment.



This example demonstrates how the provider uses available resources, particularly community groups and volunteers, to offer individualised and rigorous programmes.

Roots and Shoots offers outstanding provision for young people in Lambeth and Southwark in London, who start with significant disadvantages. It helps them prepare for the world of work using horticulture as one of its tools.