Stimulate innovation

Stimulate Innovation

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Inclusion Trust has worked to promote social inclusion through a number of innovative research projects.

Facilitate round table discussions (-present)

  • The Alternative Should not be Inferior: What now for ‘Pushed Out’ Learners?

In 2015 Inclusion Trust released a new report based on a roundtable debate involving sector experts. It draws together participants’ perspectives and sets out a series of tensions as well as areas of common agreement.

Please follow this link to view the press release pdf.  Please follow this link to view the full report.

Facework (2013-present)

FACING WORK ONE STEP AT A TIME supported by Nominet Trust. As part of a radical new model of learning, Inclusion Trust has worked with Stephen Carrick-Davies in pioneering Facework – a unique online resource for those who work with ‘pushed out’ learners.

For more info on Facework see

Bridging the Gap (2011-2012)

This was an important inter generational project designed to improve the speaking and listening skills of young people aged 11 to 19 with lower levels of literacy than their peers, whilst simultaneously developing the technology skills of those aged over 64. Supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

Papers and Publications

Notschool (2000-2015)

our flagship Alternative Provision, has been running for more than 15 years. Notschool has reached over 10,000 marginalised young people, providing a safe place for them to learn and grow. In 2007, Notschool was recognised by the OECD as a new model of learning.

We are further developing the Notschool model of learning, integrating with schools and PRUs to increase impact. In April 2015 we adopted a bespoke learning platform, HERO, developed by W.A.Y, a Michigan based education provider for over 2000 young people. The W.A.Y blended learning programme was inspired by the Notschool principles of co-constructed, interest driven and collaborative learning

More info about NotSchool


Comein (2008-2010),

A European 7th Framework funded project that aimed to research, analyse and ustomized e various marginalised youth groups in Europe, and examine online communities of practice. It aimed to generate and adapt ustomized content to facilitate social inclusion in different regions and across a variety of interest groups in Europe.

In2ition (2007-2008),

A project that used a constructivist methodology and child-centred approach to encourage lifelong learning, encourage teachers to adopt innovative and creative pedagogical approaches, and encourage teachers to share good practice.


@InclusionTrust closes with a positive message re legacy and lessons learnt in closure #end

In which countries is it hardest for young people to find work in 2016? 35% in some countries. #Youth #hardship

Major edu reform in in NZ with pupils able to learn online from home instead of at school via @nzherald