This report is from a research project, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, on the educational life stories of 15 and 16 year old adolescents excluded from mainstream school and their re-engagement in education. The report summarises findings from interviews with adolescents at a Pupil Referral Unit/Alternative Provision (PRU/AP) and a small scale pilot of a narrative and solution based intervention which aimed to improve student engagement with education.
The Fresh Start project is for teachers and other education professionals, such as mentors, working with individual students. The aim of the Fresh Start intervention is for students to become re-engaged in their education. This document provides detailed guidance for practitioners about how to use this approach to support students.
Following evaluation of their early placements, the ITT providers, PRUs and trainees involved have contributed to a toolkit which contains best practice and offers practical suggestions to support the development of future ITT partnerships. This toolkit is being shared widely as an online resource for ITT providers, PRUs and schools.