On 26th October 2017, Ian Webber, Managing Director of Rathbone Training UK, launched the Jubilee Centre’s new research report Flourishing From the Margins in the Senate Chamber of the University of Birmingham. The report draws on insights from nearly 3,250 young people from mainstream and non-mainstream, marginalised and non-marginalised educational backgrounds; including state secondary schools, academies, Pupil Referral Units (PRUs), Youth Offender Institutions, youth training organisations, and football academies. The study provides large-scale empirical data and in-depth qualitative data on young people’s perspectives of their own sense of purpose, factors influencing their impressions of living a ‘good life’, and their sense of character development. This report aims to give a ‘voice’ to young people on the margins of education.
The press release accompanying the report can be found here.
The research report was featured in the Times Educational Supplement and Aidan Thompson, report author, wrote the Birmingham Brief on 26th October.
In addition to the research report, a film was produced to capture the 'voices' of some project participants, both young learners and tutors, and a suite of teaching resources for use in alternative and non-mainstream education provision.
[photos] Aidan Thompson (left) and Ian Webber (right), Managing Director of Rathbone Training UK, launching the report