Arad was commissioned by Save the Children to undertake an analysis of Wales-level data on children’s literacy and numeracy levels. The analysis formed part of a Save the Children publication on children’s literacy and numeracy in Wales. The report, entitled ‘Ready to Read: Closing the gap in early language skills Read more →
Arad has been commissioned by the Welsh Government to undertake an evaluation of youth work in schools across Wales. The aim of the project is to assess the impact of current youth work being undertaken in schools and how it is addressing issues relating to young people NEETs, social inclusion Read more →
Arad was commissioned to undertake two research projects relating to the Early Language Development strand of the Flying Start programme. The first project was a Review of Practice in the Implementation of the Early Language Development (ELD) Support Element within Flying Start. This will include fieldwork with Flying Start partnerships Read more →
Arad, in partnership with ICF has been commissioned to undertake a formative evaluation of the Youth Engagement and Progression Framework (YEPF) on behalf of the Welsh Government. The evaluation includes detailed research on the progress made in implementing the framework across local authorities in Wales. Interviews with stakeholders (including Careers Read more →
The Minority Ethnic Language and Achievement Project (MELAP) ran for three school years from September 2010 to July 2013. Its main aim was to raise attainment and tackle the risk of underachievement among black and minority ethnic (BME) groups of young people. Arad’s evaluation included fieldwork with young people (and Read more →
Arad examined the potential of developing a tracking system for young people across Northern Ireland as part of the Department for Employment and Learning’s Strategy for Young People NEET, ‘Pathways to Success’. The project included a literature review of international approaches to tracking young people NEET and disengaged. A series Read more →
Arad has been commissioned by WRAP to carry out a stakeholder engagement process to collect the views of re-use organisations on the proposal to establish a re-use network for Wales.This work forms part of the Welsh Government’s Waste Prevention Programme.