Research

SCiP Alliance Research

Four out of ten Service children who have the ability to progress into higher education are unlikely to do so.

(McCullouch and Hall, 2016)

The SCiP Alliance is committed to improving further and higher education outcomes for Service children. We need to know better before we can do better. That's why the SCiP Alliance is a research-practice hub.

We have:

  • Published research that established the low participation rate for Service children, drew attention to the need for systematic monitoring of progress, and provided the foundation for the SCiP Alliance;
  • Undertaken the first ever analysis of Ministry of Defence data to build a clearer picture of the educational journeys of and landscape for Service children;
  • Established a PhD Studentship, funded by the University of Winchester, which will scale up our research capacity and deepen our exploration;
  • Convened an international research symposium, drawing together diverse research exploring the needs and perspectives of Service children and families;
  • Commissioned stakeholder research to inform our Theory of Change and guide the sector's priorities for supporting those supporting Service children;
  • Published research briefings for a practitioner and policy-maker audience to make academic evidence accessible to those working with Service children;
  • Commissioned research into school practice, which identified the 7 principles of effective support (and is the foundation for the Thriving Lives Toolkit);
  • and much more...

Featured Research

Here is a selection of the research we have undertaken or commissioned. You can search much more in our Resources section: just filter by 'Research'.

Further and Higher Progression for Service Children, McCullouch and Hall

Stakeholder Research, Tiller Research

An Organisational Improvement Framework, iCeGS, University of Derby

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