This second report is based on fieldwork undertaken in Pathways to Success schools in 2016 and builds on research undertaken in the first year.
The evaluation assesses the extent to which the support made available to PtS schools has been successful in supporting an improvement in performance. The evaluation uses Contribution Analysis, drawing on both quantitative and qualitative evidence to assess the outputs and outcomes associated with programme related activity.
The evidence used is based on in-depth interviews with Challenge Advisers, staff in Local Authorities and Regional Consortia, the senior leadership teams and staff of all 39 PtS schools, their cluster primary schools and secondary partner schools. It also includes analysis of performance data and surveys conducted with pupils.