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

We are committed to developing exceptional leaders for challenging schools to ensure all children have equal opportunity and choice when leaving school.

There is a growing network of over 350 Future Leaders working in more than 240 challenging secondary schools and we now have 80 FLs 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. Despite this, they are delivering results that exceed the national average across a range of measures.

Download our 2013 Impact Report here.

Our headteachers:

  • Those heads who have been in post long enough to impact increased attainment in 5+ A*-C GCSEs (including English and maths) by 6% points between 2011 and 2012 – significantly exceeding the national average of 0.6% points
  • Future Leader Matt Butler, Principal of Oasis Academy Brightstowe, topped the 2012 league tables as the most improved state school in the country with a 32% point increase in 5+ A*-C GCSEs (including English and maths)
  • Across our headteachers’ schools, the improvement rate for disadvantaged students attaining 5+ A*-C GCSEs (including English and maths) between 2011 and 2012 was faster than the national average at 10% points compared to 1.7% points respectively – in addition, their overall attainment exceeds the national average at 45% compared with 36.3% nationally
  • In schools led by Future Leaders headteachers, the number of students starting KS4 with low prior attainment gaining 5+ A*-C GCSEs (including English and maths) has risen between 2011 and 2012 by an average of 6% points against a 0.6% points increase nationally

 

Our senior leaders:

  • Schools with Future Leaders working in them for at least two years improved on average by 2.4% points in 5+ A*-C GCSEs (including English and maths) between 2011 and 2012 – four times the national average
  • Schools with Future Leaders working in them for at least two years are demonstrating impact for the most disadvantaged students with an increase in 5+ A*-C GCSEs (including English and maths) of 5.9% points compared with 1.7% points nationally
  • Over time Future Leaders are showing sustained impact in their schools evidencing average annual improvement rates in GCSE attainment including English and maths that consistently exceed the national average

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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