The first National Learner Voice Forum took place. It was a great meeting that had representation from across our Education and Skills Centres and Totton College. Continue reading and see what our Learner Voice Representatives had to say.
We need a Pupil Premium Plus, a specific pot of funding for disadvantaged pupils in education or training, aged 16-19. This is one of the main calls in our Learn Without Limits campaign.
It goes without saying that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on apprenticeships. While the pandemic did not create inequalities, it has certainly exacerbated them.
After the pandemic, there is a real risk of a long-term negative impact on the educational outcomes for the disadvantaged, those struggling with education, and those with additional needs.
The 16-19 year old disadvantage gap shows the dire need for more targeted support.
Since its introduction in 2010, the pupil premium has helped sharpen the focus on improving outcomes for the most disadvantaged pupils.
Volunteering with Nacro meant that I could rebuild my confidence and skills. It also gave me balance, routine, purpose and hope. Volunteering with Nacro helped me to build a future for myself.
I’m now over 18 months drink and drug free and my health is loads better. It started with a visit to Recovery Near You that changed my life but, above all, I’ve proven that if I can do it anyone can.
Nacro receives the Third Sector Awards’ High Commendation for Best Charity Film.
The Queen served as Nacro’s patron for many years, having visited services in the past and, even as she reduced her commitments as she aged and redistributed patronages to her family, Nacro remained under her care.