We help pupils raise attainment and build leadership, resilience and communication skills through strong peer tutoring and coaching relationships.
School-specific impact reports
At the end of a year-long programme, we provide all our partner schools with an Ofsted-ready report detailing the impact of the programme on pupils' academic progress, attitudes to learning and social and emotional development.
ACADEMIC OUTCOMES and ATTITUDES to LEARNING
Progress in English Language
More pupils make expected progress and above expected progress on the Franklin Scholars programme than otherwise - this includes both the mentor and the mentee. The programme is found to significantly narrow the gap between Pupil Premium students and their peers.
Attitudes to Learning
Participants report a strong jump in academic attitudes, especially amongst younger students being mentored.
What the Parents Think
90% of parents think that Franklin Scholars has had a positive impact on their child.
SOCIAL and EMOTIONAL SKILLS
Students show particularly strong progress in levels of:
NATIONAL CELEBRATION CEREMONY
At the end of every year, we bring together as many Franklin Scholars as possible from around the country, to celebrate their achievements and their commitment to helping others in their schools. Here are some of our highlights from the 2018 event.
THE EVIDENCE BASE
Our programme is grounded in best practice and evidence of what works. The combination of literacy-focused peer tutoring, and regular feedback from a consistent, trained and trusted peer contributes to "an impressive impact on pupils' academic progress, self-esteem and leadership skills" (B. Carney, Head Teacher, The Grange School)
IMPROVING OUR EVIDENCE BASE
We are always looking to improve the evidence base supporting our programme. To help us better understand how our programme benefits young people, we will be running a Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT) in select partner schools during the 19/20 academic year. This study, which is funded in part by Nesta, will allow us to better understand the impact of our programme on students’ academic performance as well as social and emotional skills and habits development.