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EARA impact

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As of December 2017, the EARA programme has been delivered in 23 schools across 10 London boroughs. Through marketing and strategic networking, the project’s reach has recently been extended to 11 London boroughs, with 29 schools and counting signed up to the programme.

To date, over 750 young people have taken part in year 9 student two-part workshops.

External evaluators

For impartiality, the project’s impact has been evaluated by the external evaluators M&E. Feedback on the project demonstrates that following their participation, over 92% of specialist staff agreed or strongly agreed that they were more aware of strategies schools could employ to safeguard their students from radicalisation and extremism.

Over 74% of specialist staff also agreed or strongly agreed that they would be implementing new policies or amending procedures as a result of their EARA training. As participating schools have a student population of over 22,000 this suggests that the EARA project has the potential to have large impact on the safeguarding of young people.

Additional specialists staff feedback on the programme:

  • 96% of specialist school staff rated the EARA training package as good or excellent.
  • Over 99% of specialist staff agreed or strongly agreed that the EARA training was of a high standard.
  • Over 94% of specialist staff agreed or strongly agreed that the EARA course materials were of high quality.
  • Over 98% of specialist staff agreed or strongly agreed that the EARA training was relevant to their work.
  • Over 92% of specialist staff agreed or strongly agreed that having completed the EARA training they were more aware of the risks of radicalisation and extremism for young people.
  • Over 85% of specialist staff agreed or strongly agreed that following the EARA training they knew more about how to deliver practical radicalisation and extremism awareness lessons to pupils.

Young people’s feedback on the programme:

  • Over 85% of year 9 students agreed or strongly agreed that the EARA student workshops were interesting.
  • Over 85% of year 9 students agreed or strongly agreed that the EARA student workshops were thought-provoking.
  • Over 88% of year 9 students agreed or strongly agreed that the EARA student workshops were useful.
  • Over 84% of year 9 students stated that following the EARA training they know more about radicalisation and extremism. 86% of year 9 students stated that following the EARA training they understand the dangers of radicalisation and extremism.
  • Over 76 % of year 9 students stated that following the EARA training they know about ways to keep themselves and others safe from radicalisation and extremism.

Projected numbers and school bookings indicate that by the project end, over 30 schools will have participated in the programme, with direct workshops delivered to over 2000 year 9 pupils.

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