Evaluation and Learning
A multi-disciplinary team from Sheffield Hallam University is carrying out the Children’s Community evaluation.
The team is co-led by Sarah Pearson from the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR) and Mike Coldwell from the Sheffield Institute of Education (SIOE) and also draws on the expertise on six further specialists from the University.
CRESR is one of the leading policy research and evaluation centres in the United Kingdom with work encompassing public services, the voluntary and community sectors, labour markets, housing, regeneration, and urban and regional policy. They have a focus on working in disadvantaged places. SIOE brings extensive research and evaluation expertise around early years, children and young people, families, education, learning, and the wider aspects of children and young people’s lives.
This follow-up publication considers the evidence base for English children’s zones.
Children's Communities Year One Report, February 2016 - January 2017. Prepared for the Children's Communities funders alliance.
Thisreview for Save the Children documents key features of effective approaches from 13 evaluations from the US and UK of area-based initiatives.
This book sets out some new ideas for creating a school environment where every child has access to the full range of life chances.
A collection of short essays brought together by the National Children’s Bureau, which explore through seven think pieces the role of schools, educators and wider society in young people’s lives.