Gender Breakdown of those supported under the Stepping Stones programme

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-03-21
Session date: 
March 21, 2019
Reference: 
2019/6300
Question By: 
Florence Eshalomi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Please can you provide a gender breakdown of individuals who have received support from the Stepping Stones Programme since its establishment?

Answer

Gender Breakdown of those supported under the Stepping Stones programme

Gender Breakdown of those supported under the Stepping Stones programme

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Stepping Stones supports vulnerable boys and girls in the transition from primary to secondary school. During its pilot phase it ran in three secondary schools and supported 126 year 7 boys and 86 year 7 girls.

In July 2018, 15 schools received funding from the Young Londoners Fund to run Stepping Stones for two academic years. So far, 532 year 7 boys and 662 year 7 girls have been supported.  Two of the schools are girls’ schools.

We are also now collecting data on the characteristics of the year 10 Stepping Stones peer mentors. This data has been collected from 11 of the 15 schools so far and shows that 138 year 10 boys and 512 year 10 girls are peer mentors. One of the girls’ schools has trained 235 year 10 mentors which affects the gender ratio.

The Stepping Stones Toolkit is available for all London schools to download for free from the London.gov website.