Cradle to Career

Cradle to Career brings together residents, local services, professionals, and community leaders to support the children and young people of North Birkenhead.

It puts the people of North Birkenhead at the heart of education, services and local decision-making.

It aims to:

  • Significantly improve literacy standards among children
  • Give families easy access to the support they need
  • Improve the quality of life for all
  • Create new opportunities for local children and young people.
  • Improve communication between the community and the organisations that serve them.
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Why North Birkenhead?

In Birkenhead there are only 0.62 jobs for every person aged 16-65. Half of children in North Birkenhead live in low-income households, three times the national average.

How the programme works

Cradle to Career aims to significantly improve literacy standards among children, give families easy access to the support they need, improve the quality of life for all and create new opportunities for local children and young people.

The programme provides community support through a 17-strong team based at a local centre, improves literacy with local schools, encourages local pride through campaigns and involves local residents in designing the campaigns and making decisions about the programme.

 

Child-level outcomes

61% increase in pupils with the highest reading ability

Community-level outcomes

15 community projects awarded seed funding

System-level outcomes

Integrated support for families through the establishing a multi-disciplinary community support team 

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“Right to Succeed’s research-informed approach is made sustainable through their commitment to harness the power of the collective.”

Sir Harvey McGrath, British business and philanthropy Executive and Right to Succeed funder

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2019-03-14T14:50:34+00:00

Sir Harvey McGrath, British business and philanthropy Executive and Right to Succeed funder

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“Right to Succeed’s research-informed approach is made sustainable through their commitment to harness the power of the collective.”
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"They have challenged our thinking, provided tools to help us improve our outcomes for young people and remained consistent throughout the process to date."

Head SLT Ed Diversity

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2019-03-21T20:41:08+00:00

Head SLT Ed Diversity

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"They have challenged our thinking, provided tools to help us improve our outcomes for young people and remained consistent throughout the process to date."
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"It shows me that the work that you are doing is enormously important. You are acting as filters, brokers, and relationship-builders. You are nudging, monitoring and linking the work in the region. You are generating momentum, funding, and enthusiasm."

David Weston CEO at Teacher Development Trust

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2019-03-21T20:45:45+00:00

David Weston CEO at Teacher Development Trust

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"It shows me that the work that you are doing is enormously important. You are acting as filters, brokers, and relationship-builders. You are nudging, monitoring and linking the work in the region. You are generating momentum, funding, and enthusiasm."
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"After 30 years in this profession and eight years as a Head Teacher I can honestly say that I have never before worked with such professional people who have been able to challenge my thinking and inspire my practice"

Wendy Casson, Headteacher, Educational Diversity Pupil Referral Unit, Blackpool

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2019-03-21T20:19:42+00:00

Wendy Casson, Headteacher, Educational Diversity Pupil Referral Unit, Blackpool

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"After 30 years in this profession and eight years as a Head Teacher I can honestly say that I have never before worked with such professional people who have been able to challenge my thinking and inspire my practice"
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