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Ingestre Arts is part of Sandwell Residential Education Service along with Edgmond Hall Centre for Outdoor Learning, Frank Chapman Outdoor Education Centre and Plas Gwynant Outdoor Education Centre. We passionately believe that memorable learning happens in memorable places and have drawn together some compelling external research that seeks to evaluate the power and magic of learning beyond the classroom. 

Brilliant Residentials 

In June 2015 York Consulting published its final independent evaluation of Learning Away residentials, identifying their impacts as well as what it is about the overnight stay that brings about such positive powerful outcomes for young people long after their return to school. 
“When planned and implemented well, learning outside the classroom contributed significantly to raising standards, improving pupils’ personal, social and emotional development.”  
Ofsted, LOtC: how far should you go? 

Some key findings from Learning Away are: 

% of children who believed they improved in these areas as a result of a residential 
% of children who believed they improved in these areas as a result of a residential 
Increased attainment 
Better engagement 
Improved relationships 
Increased confidence 
At Sandwell Residential Education Service, we understand that we have a significant role to play in helping schools to provide high quality residential experiences for young people that are teacher-led and designed to be affordable and inclusive. We have a range of options for visits to our centres from day visits up to multi-night residentials. 
For full evaluation from Learning Away as well as recommendations and resources for schools and residential providers, please visit their website 

Paul Hamlyn Foundation: Education & learning through the arts: 

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation believe that the arts play an important role in enriching young people’s learning and educational experiences. “Learning through the arts can engage and inspire young people, support key educational outcomes and develop skills that prepare young people for life beyond school. For many young people, particularly those experiencing the most disadvantage, the only opportunity to gain access to arts education is at school.” 
Read more about the Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s vision for enhancing the lives and achievements of young people: 

Arts Council England: Research and Data 

The Arts Council research programme aims to increase their knowledge and understanding about the impact of art and culture on people’s lives. 
Explore their research and data: 

Internal Evaluation 

Ingestre Hall aims to extend the legacy of Ingestre Arts with the young people of Sandwell and the UK. It also aims to be recognised as a centre of excellence where children and young people are inspired to achieve their full potential in an aspirational environment, and where creativity and sense of self is valued and encouraged to blossom. 
Evaluation of our programmes from visiting teachers shows consistently high scores for: 
Participation and engagement in high-quality arts activity 
Encouraging motivation and positive attitudes to learning 
Developing confidence, risk taking and resilience 
Developing social awareness and appreciation of personal contribution to achievement 
Developing perseverance and commitment to purpose 
Developing skills in team work, problem solving, self-initiative and communication 
Supporting social and emotional aspects of well-being 
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