Insights & Learning
Young People & Education: Evaluations and Research
YP&E Evaluation

Early Years and Transitions

We commissioned The Education Policy Institute and The Centre for Education and Youth to evaluate the effectiveness of the delivery method for each organisation supported by our Early Years or Transitions Special Initiatives.  

Click here to read the Early Years Report from year two

Click here to read the Early Years Report from year three

Click here to read the Transitions Report from year two 

Click here to read the Transitions Report from year three


We commissioned The Open University (OU) as a research partner to work alongside the organisations supported by our Literacy Special Initiative.  The OU is drawing out key themes and learning, supporting evaluations and conducting a literature review of Young Peoples Reading and Writing for Pleasure.  Ultimately this work will be synthesised to produce a 'what works' framework for Reading and Writing for Pleasure.  

Click here to view an extract from 'Reading for Pleasure Exploring the Concept'


Through selected partners and the associated schools and colleges, our leadership strand supports the development of emerging or existing leaders in schools. To support this strand of work, we commissioned a piece of work from the University of Winchester to help school leaders in secondary schools in England make creativity central to their students’ lives. The first strand of this work is a literature review.  

Click here to read the literature review on Creative Leadership

Mental Health & Wellbeing 

In 2023 we commissioned St Marys University and Maudsley Learning Trust as our Mental Health and Wellbeing Learning Partner. They will work with our Associated Schools and Colleges to support whole school, preventative approaches in their settings. They will also work with our MHWB Community Projects, funded via Propel, to facilitate collaboration and pull together the findings from their projects.