Nacro learner gives evidence to parliamentary committee

I had an exciting day at the Houses of Parliament on Monday 22nd February 2016.

I was very impressed by how the MP’s and members of the Joint Committee on Education and Skills really listened to the young people.

The event was featured on Nacro intranet :-
One of our Bracknell learners, Rahima Rahman, and her tutor Rose Evans made waves in the ‘Corridors of Power’, in Parliament this week, giving evidence to the Joint Committee on Education and Skills. Rahima spoke passionately and eloquently about her experiences of education and the difference Nacro has made. Her write up of the experience was shared with MPs who were so impressed with her work that they tweeted about the impact she made.

The conclusions from the meeting were as follows:

·      A structured (student centred) work experience programme is needed in schools.

·      Any approach should be centred on the students’ individual aspirations; they should not be forced down a route decided on by the school or information, advice and guidance provider.

Well done to Rahima and Rose for their excellent representation of Nacro! We hope this is the start of people who use our services having a greater say where it matters.

Sally Benton

Nacro Head of Policy and Public Affairs


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