Evaluation 2007 - 2009 Summary of Findings

The Research Centre for Learning and Teaching at Newcastle University were commissioned by the Helen Hamlyn Trust in September 2006 to conduct a formative evaluation of the Open Futures project. Under the auspices of Professor David Leat, they produced five six-monthly Evaluation Reports, which were instrumental in helping to inform the ongoing development and national dissemination of the programme. "Open Futures
is seen as a flexible curriculum development model that allows for individual interpretation
and ownership by each school, meaning that any changes made are likely to last longer and generate a
wider range of outcome gain."