improved labour market outcomes
Based on anecdotal evidence from schools and teachers, as well as evidence collected from a survey of SPMs which was run as part of this study, it seems likely that SHINE on Saturday helps children predominantly by enhancing their non-cognitive skills. According to the research of Heckman and others, improvements in children’s non-cognitive skills appear to generate a lasting impact in terms of academic performance and subsequent labour market outcomes. Therefore, the underlying assumption taken in this analysis is that the programme is primarily helping pupils via this mechanism. This leads (both directly and indirectly) to an improvement in KS2 results. This in turn leads to an improvement in KS4 (GCSE) results than would otherwise occur and therefore greater economic productivity which is proxied by lifetime earnings.
Beschreibung der Aktivität
SHINE (Support and Help in Education) on Saturday programme
Social intervention; charity which supports educational initiatives that encourage children and young people to raise their academic attainment. The majority of SHINE’s funding goes directly to schools to support additional learning, at the weekends, in the holidays and after school. SHINE on Saturday is the most significant of the programmes facilitated by the charity and was first trialled at a primary school in Hackney in 2001. Since then a further 46 projects have been launched at schools across London and more recently in Manchester. The programme is targeted at primary school pupils who are in some way disadvantaged and at risk of failing to fulfil their potential. The annual programme runs for between 25 and 30 Saturdays and is part funded by SHINE and the participating schools. SHINE also provides detailed instructions on how to run the programme and they review and sign off on the school’s curriculum plan.
teilnehmende Kinder und Jugendliche
Evaluierung der Aktivität
Quantitative Fragebogenerhebung (schriftlich/offline), Sekundäranalyse von Daten, Dokumenten, audiovisuellen Materialien etc.
The basic format of an economic impact analysis is to calculate the present value of all of the economic and social benefits generated by the intervention and offset this by the present value of all of the economic and social costs incurred as a result of providing the intervention. As explained below, the discount rate proposed by the Treasury for assessing public policy projects, is commonly used when performing such analysis for charities. This would therefore be applied to convert the benefits and costs into a present value. It is based on anecdotal evidence from schools and teachers, as well as evidence collected from a survey of SPMs which was run as part of this study. The proposed ex-post framework involves using historic data about pupils who received the intervention (termed the “treatment group”), collected from schools which have provided SHINE on Saturday, to retrospectively assess the effectiveness of the programme.
257 participants in the survey