Research and Evaluation

High quality research and evaluation = high quality insight

We are excited to introduce the new Research and Evaluation branch of our business – Insight+. Our aims for this are highlighted below.


  • Identify community needs and gaps  
  • Research solution options – looking at best practice and new ideas 
  • Recommend appropriate approaches 
  • Evaluate effectiveness


  • To use our expertise to inform wider practice
  • Advance the education sector across England
  • Strengthen the sector

We have been commissioned by Derby County Community Trust – as part of the Opportunity Area Inclusion Programme – to undertake a Research and Evaluation project capturing the educational experience of learners who are in a pupil referral unit (PRU). This focusses on the inclusion/exclusion process and will inform the City around their commitment to be a zero-exclusion centre of excellence.  


As well as us carrying out external research and evaluation, this is also important to us internally.  We continously evaluate our work but intend to undertake further research and underpin the rationale for our programmes – all with a focus on skills development.  This ensures that our programmes are always improving and developing stronger outcomes for the people we support.

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