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Research and evaluation is at the heart of the HEAT service and we regularly publish reports, for both our members and the public, based on our members’ dataset of outreach participants. We work with external agencies to match this dataset with educational outcome data. This matching allows us to gain insight into the student lifecycle, from pre-16 attainment through to graduation and employment.

You can find links to our ongoing projects as well as links to our Annual and Thematic reports below:

  • Current Projects – HEAT is always working on a number of projects over and above its membership offer, finding new ways to work with sector partners and to combine HEAT’s data with other data sources to add value
  • Annual Track Reports – We regularly publish annual reports for members and the public which examine the impact of outreach on participants’ educational outcomes from KS4 through to employment
  • Thematic Reports – These reports explore trends in outreach participation under a specific ‘lens’ – for instance outreach participation analysed for ‘Rural and Coastal’ areas