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Raising Learner Participation

Principal focus of the project

This project explored effective target setting in Math and English, using project-based approaches to skills development. 

Areas of learning
What is this about and what were the main findings?

Maths and English tutors collaborated with vocational tutors to plan activities and projects that would allow Foundation Learners to ‘think outside the box’. These monthly themes were centred in the local community around topics such as leisure and tourism, pollution and wellbeing. The project reported that more than half of the cohort could now set their own targets and plan projects linked to their Maths and English, while over three-quarters had moved into their chosen vocation.

Number of participants who worked with the project
Name(s) of authors

Springboard Sunderland Trust

Name of associate programmes

OTLA Shaping Success


This project used learner-led outdoor and project-based activities to develop learner ownership and target setting in Maths and Engish.