Of thirty-four countries represented in data collated by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), one in five 20-24 year olds were reported to be neither employed nor in education and training (NEET) (OECD 2015, p.28). At a staggering 20% of thirty-four country’s populations, surely, the most feasible way to reduce one whole fifth of an identified population’s academic and employment outcomes, is to identify and support their positive progression whilst they are still accessing mandatory programmes i.e. to identify potential NEETs at a young age and to support and track them until they are in a positive progression of employment, education or training after the age of 24. Studies undertaken by OECD (2015, p.311) have identified that Key Stage 4 (KS4) “upper secondary education has become the minimum qualification for a smooth and successful transition into the labour market; attainment… reduces the risk of unemployment”. This research study is designed to answer the following research question: Will a school achieving Progress 8 success enable all learners to positively progress?
This research study is designed to answer the following research question: Will a school achieving Progress 8 success enable all learners to positively progress?