UCL Institute for Global Prosperity


The Newham ESOL Exchange - an evaluation

3 November 2015

Aston Mansfield

Daniel Crowe, Research Consultant on behalf of UCL’s Institute for Global Prosperity, has recently published an evaluation of the Newham ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Exchange programme.

The Newham ESOL Exchange has helped to meet the local need for ESOL provision, with a primary focus on co-ordinating and improving the provision of ESOL classes in the borough. The Exchange now functions as a collaborative network of public, private and social sector organisations. Despite limited resources it has had a significant impact on the local ESOL landscape, and won recognition from further afield as an example of good practice. This evaluation report commissioned by the IGP is the first external assessment of its work since its inception in 2008.