What a great year it’s been! In the 2015-2016 school year, we supported 210 Year 10 students (our ‘Franklin Scholars) with 21 hours of specialist training across 14 partners schools. These Franklin Scholars then provided 25 hours of 1:1 support during in-school sessions to a further 210 Year 7 students.
What’s more, we piloted a range of new interventions, including a Franklin Juniors programme, a ‘Stay on Track’ initiative within a Pupil Referral Unit, as well as individual training days for schools looking to run their own mentoring programmes.
As always, we have been working hard to track the impact of our interventions in schools and this year’s impact report is more promising than ever. As detailed in our impact assessment, more Pupil-Premium eligible students make expected, and above expected progress, on the Franklin Scholars programme. In addition, we find that Franklin Scholars is a successful intervention for reducing the gap in progress between disadvantaged students and their peers. Want to know more? Dig into our impact report here!