Joe Watts (post 16) during his supported work experience placement.

Joe Watts (post 16) during his supported work experience placement.

 

 Esther Ford, Lead tutor at Lapwing and trainee educational psychotherapist.

Esther Ford, Lead tutor at Lapwing and trainee educational psychotherapist.

Why every business should consider offering experiences of work to young people.

Will Fletcher (CEO & Head of Education) discusses the often overlooked benefits to organisations of offering young people experiences of work… (Oct 2018)

Research shows that nearly a third of employers believe experience is ‘critical’ and another half say it is ‘significant’ when recruiting young people.  However, the most common reason for young people failing to break into the job market is a lack of experience.  So why isn’t every employer offering work experience? 

Read the full article here.


Moving towards a more rounded curriculum

Esther Ford (Lead Tutor) questions what is missing from the education system: might aspects of psychoanalytic thought be part of the answer?  (Feb 2018)

Like many, I am increasingly frustrated with our education system. Can we go on being slaves to the curriculum, in light of rising anxiety and depression in young people? There has to be another way, and in this context I find the recent interest in an emotional component to learning to be a breath of fresh air. As an educational psychotherapist in training, I wonder whether that could be at the forefront of change.

Read the full article here.