5MF is Deloitte’s North South Europe (NSE) social impact strategy which aims to help five million people get to where they want to be by 2030 – whether this is in the classroom, the workplace or the boardroom. It intends to reach this goal by helping people to overcome barriers to education and employment through raising aspirations, improving skills and developing leaders. In the UK, the education strand is critical to the success of 5MF. It aims to deliver tangible impacts on society, whilst also developing the skills and capabilities of Deloitte staff. Twenty-six school partnerships are currently participating in the 5MF schools programme.
The evaluation will explore the activities being delivered to schools and perceptions of their effectiveness and outcomes. The research methods comprise: interviews with Deloitte’s strategic education partners; a focus group with Deloitte volunteers; the administration of a proforma with all schools involved in the programme; telephone interviews with six school leads; and analysis of management information.