Kent Refugee Action Network 

The Bell Foundation and Kent Refugee Action Network (KRAN) are working in partnership to evaluate and develop the content, curriculum and delivery of resources and classes as part of the Learning for Life education programme.

Project objectives

The three-year partnership will seek to achieve:

  • Year one - the Foundation will work with KRAN to evaluate the KRAN curriculum, resources, teaching and learning, and provide recommendations regarding digital resources and curriculum development and teaching methods.
  • Year two - the recommendations from year one will be implemented, and an impact evaluation of the Learning for Life model conducted. Learning will also be shared, and training offered to other providers.
  • Year three - an online platform for sharing resources will be established and rolled out. The sharing of good practice resources and a community of practitioners will also be set up.

Project partners

KRAN provides English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and Life Skills classes for newly arrived refugee and asylum-seeking young people. Young people are not able to access statutory education for many months after arrival. The KRAN curriculum has been created to support the young people during this time with ESOL and Life Skills classes, and to help them attain and retain school or college places.

About the project

The project, supported by the Foundation, aims to help young people to gain a place at college or in employment by offering teaching tailored to their needs, to enable them to make progress and develop confidence. The aim is to reach between 50 to 100 young people in Kent each year.

Project partner

ESOL Programme partners