Will is an Associate Director at SQW, and focuses on our work relating to education, children and young people. Will is leading our research for the Department for Digital, Media, Culture and Sport (DCMS) examining the impact of young people’s involvement in youth clubs on their outcomes in later life. He is directing our work with the affiliate What Works Centre, TASO, through which SQW is providing evaluation support to two universities. Will has led our recent literature review into work experience for the charity Speakers for Schools.
A former teacher and school leader, Will joined SQW from The Centre for Education and Youth, a thinktank providing research, evaluation, campaigning and policy consultancy.
Will has worked with a wide range of clients including businesses, universities, local and national government, and third sector organisations. He has led major, multi-year evaluations of Arts Council England’s £1.2 million Creative Writing in Schools programme, and the Mercers’ Company’s six-year Transitions Special Initiative. Will has provided research and consultancy to organisations such as the BookTrust, Greater London Authority, Gatsby Foundation, Careers and Enterprise Company, Mishcon de Reya, Nesta and Pearson.
Will is a founding trustee for the children’s charity I Can Be, and a Clore Social Leadership Fellow. He writes and presents widely on educational issues, and can be found on twitter using @willmillard1.