Projects in Education:

Countec – Young Staff Now project
Countec is the Education Business Partnership for Milton Keynes. I am carrying out an evaluation of the pilot phase of the Young Staff Now project, which aims to support young people not in education, employment or training (NEET) to secure and sustain a job, through advice, job brokerage and mentoring.

School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE)
helped to set up and then ran the organisation with the world’s first action-learning programmes for social entrepreneurs. I began working with Michael Young on the issue in 1995; we secured funding and launched in 1997; I was Director from 1998 to 2002. As well as being innovative in supporting social entrepreneurs, which was a new movement at the time, it was an experiment in alternative, practically-focused education. You can download a positive evaluation by the New Economics Foundation from the SSE website. From the Executive Summary: “Students consistently acknowledge the success of Action Learning Sets, Expert Witness Sessions, Project Visits, Personal Tutors and the Residential as well as the influence the programme has had on both their personal and organisational development.” Evaluation of the School for Social Entrepreneurs 1997-2007, a nef report written and researched by Richard Murray, Martin Cooper and Lisa Sanfilippo

Summer Education uk (SEuk)
Secured funding and managed evaluation of the impact of involvement in Summer Education provision for young people. Click HERE to download the report.

Skillset
Skillset is the sector skills agency for the creative industries. In 2006 I helped them to carry out an employer consultation about the new 14-19 Creative Industries Diploma.