What we know

We know a lot today about how children and young people learn - for instance we know that they are all different. Yet school still assumes that students will learn the same things, in the same way, at the same time. Research has shown that this is not the case and many young people feel unprepared for life in a fast changing world by the time they leave school.

The digital and creative sectors are the fastest growing in the South-East yet employers complain they cannot find employees with the skills they need - creativity, collaboration and ability to learn new things - and even graduates with good academic degrees are not guaranteed jobs. Whilst employers turn more and more to Arts graduates to find the skill-set they are looking for, creative subjects continue to be sidelined in schools.

If we really want our children to be prepared for life in the 21st Century, perhaps it’s time to look at a more progressive approach to learning.