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Market research to support the Real Ideas Organisation

The Real Ideas Organisation, a Community Interest Company that uses social enterprise to create new opportunities for young people and adults, approached SERIO to conduct some market research.

SERIO carried out market research into regional education provision to inform their strategic planning and reporting requirements for the Arts Council.

Comprehensive analysis was required against four key data and information requirements: 1. Regional provision and type, including the number of free-schools and academies, pupil headcount, and projected increases in state-funded provision; 2. Performance data at Key Stage 2, 4 and 5, and an identification of the high-achieving providers; and 3. A review of educational policy and key providers, including an overview of the character of their curriculum. Alongside a summary report, SERIO provided an evidence base containing baseline position raw data against each of the research requirements that could be updated by RIO in future years.

Social Enterprise in a global context: the role of Higher Education InstitutesThe British Council has commissioned SERIO, and colleagues in Futures Entrepreneurial Centre, at Plymouth University to undertake a global study to inform Social Enterprise policy.
SERIO to conduct an evaluation of SkillsPlannerOver the next two years SERIO will be evaluating an exciting new Ethos-led initiative 'SkillsPlanner' which aims to solve skills shortages in the construction industry.

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