Our Impact

“Evidence shows that strong leadership by outstanding headteachers helps to drive up standards in schools. We want to ensure that accidents of birth and the unfairness of life’s lottery are overcome so that every child reaches their full potential. That is why we want to work with excellent organisations like The Future Leaders Trust who help place inspirational professionals in some of the most challenging schools in the country.”


Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Education

There is a growing network of over 330 Future Leaders working in more than 240 challenging secondary schools. 86 Future Leaders have been appointed to headship. Together they are impacting the life chances of at least 200,000 children throughout England.

Future Leaders are working in some of the most challenging schools in the country. Vitally, they are improving disadvantaged student's achievement and progress faster than in similar challenging schools without a Future Leader.

Download our 2014 Impact Report here.

Our headteachers:

  • Across our headteachers’ schools the improvement rate for disadvantaged students attaining 5+ A*-C GCSEs (including English and maths) between 2012 and 2013 was 4.2 percentage points, exceeding improvements in similar schools of 2.6 percentage points

  • Our headteachers increased attainment in 5+ A*-C GCSEs (including English and maths) by 4.1 percentage points between 2012 and 2013 compared with 2.1 percentage points in similar schools

  • Our six heads that have been in post for three or more consecutive years have seen an average annual improvement in 5+ A*-C GCSEs (including English and maths) of 5.2 percentage points since 2010, compared with an average annual improvement of 2.4 percentage points in similar schools

  • Among our highest performers in 2013 is David Hayes, Principal at Oasis Academy Oldham, who saw his academy’s results improve by an impressive 17 percentage points to 50% achieving 5+ A*-C GCSEs (including English and maths)

Primary impact

  • Glen Denham has overseen sustained improvement over four years at Oasis Academy Shirley Park. The Academy has seen a transformation with results improving by an impressive 38 percentage points since 2009

Our senior leaders:

  • Our senior leader schools have higher proportions of disadvantaged students making expected progress in English and maths than similar schools.
    • 64.1% of disadvantged students are making expected progress in English compared with 56.5% in similar schools
    • 60.5% of disadvantged students are making expected progress in maths compared with 54.1% in similar schools

See our interactive map of the schools where Future Leaders are working

Find out more about the impact of Future Leaders:

Learning Plus UK evaluation

Impact publications

Press releases

Headteacher impact

Senior Leader impact

Please contact us if you need more information.

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