each one teach one
innovation within a pupil referral unit
a partner initiative
32% Return to mainstream Education
236 Unique Participants
76% gained 5 or more GCSE’s
A Partner initiative
Partner initiatives represent a collaborative undertaking for my design practice. Months of interdependent co-creation develops the conversation from a safe and enabling environment to form initiatives of real transformation.
In 2013-14 only 1.2% of pupils at PRUs gained 5 or more GCSEs compared with 53.4% in mainstream schools. One in four pupils at PRU’s leave with no qualifications, 68% of those excluded from school find their way to prison.
Design for Failure
As a society in the UK we do not have the healthiest of relationships with failure. It's a crucial element in the design process, indeed in our lives. If we are unable to learn from our mistakes, we can never truly progress. Failure must become an ally, indeed it's imperative to make failure a good friend within the design process. Owning our failure allows us to move forward with confidence.
safe & enabling spaces
EOTO works with young people who have a cruel relationship with failure. They are punished for it and the consequences are hefty. Co-creating the space for change and fostering innovation, for EOTO looks like providing the space for children to fail safely. In music, failure happens to be part of learning, and learning is part of experimenting, it's just that experimenting in music is fun, which makes failure, viewed through this particular lens, also fun.
The EOTO music programme was co designed to focus on the discovery of music and self-expression, through failure, offering pupils the opportunity to express their feelings in a non-academic environment whilst simultaneously developing their creative talents. An educational Trojan Horse.