Employer Engagement in English Independent Schools

By Dr Anthony Mann (Director of Policy and Research, Education and Employers), Prue Huddleston (Professor Emeritus, University of Warwick) and James Dawkins (Research Analyst, Education and Employers).

This report by Professor Prue Huddleston, Dr. Anthony Mann and James Dawkins reviews the engagement of English independent schools (and high performing independent schools in particular) with employers to support the learning and progression of pupils. The report draws upon structured interviews with 15 staff in six different schools, analysis of data from a survey of 987 young adults (aged 19-24) which provided evidence on the extent to which employer engagement practices identified in high performing schools are typical of the sector, and desk-research to identify the extent of employer engagement in 20 high performing independent schools. Three key questions were asked, to what extent to they engage with employers, why do they do it, and how they go about it.

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