Children in poverty have far fewer opportunities in life. Great school leaders can change that.Discover our leadership development programmes
Children find parents more inspiring than celebrities
We carried out a survey to find out who inspires children across England - and it turns out it's their mums and dads.Find out more
We are joining forces with education charity Teaching Leaders to form one organisation tackling educational disadvantage.Find out more
How we change lives: read our 2016 Impact Report
In 2015, over 95,000 disadvantaged children left school without basic qualifications. Great school leaders can change that.Read the report
Find out more about our programmes
We run a suite of programmes to develop exceptional leaders committed to closing the attainment gap and eradicating educational disadvantage in England.Find out more
No excuses: education for refugee children in northern France's camps
I started my career as a teacher more than 20 years ago, with a Fellowship in an Oxford College. However I had always preferred classroom work with children and so I moved back to secondary education as soon as I finished my research.
Why we can’t wait for educational equality
Teaching Leaders and The Future Leaders Trust have announced we are to join forces as one organisation. The reason for this decision is simple: by coming together we intend to improve the life chances of more of the most disadvantaged pupils in our country, and faster.
Be the leader you want to be, whatever your background
I knew I wanted to be a teacher from the age of seven. But it’s taken more than ambition to get a black woman from a disadvantaged East End community to headship; particularly when motherhood came into the mix.
The most rewarding challenge
Sir Michael Wilshaw explains how good leadership in a school is absolutely fundamental to delivering good education for children.