Expecting the Unexpected - High Achievement Rates in E2E, Can It Happen?

In January 2007, the Nuffield Review of 14-19 Education and Training (2006) which was put forward to the Education and Skills Select Committee, stated that “The participant study (Entry to Employment Participant Study Final Report, (October 2003) Spielhofer, Mann and Sims LSDA and referred to below) registered overall positive experience of young people in the pathfinder programmes. However, the gains reported were more at the level of personal development and job search skills and much less at that of literacy and numeracy.” This is totally at odds with the outcome of my research findings (maybe I‟ll send them a copy) and mine and my colleagues‟ experience on our E2E programme.