Our Mission and Beliefs
In 2012, only 36.3% of disadvantaged students eligible for free school meals achieved five or more A*–C grades at GCSE including English and maths - the national average is 58.8%.
Nationally, only 1 in 20 disadvantaged students achieves the EBacc compared to the national average of nearly one in five.
By the age of 14, young people from the poorest backgrounds are on average two years academically behind their counterparts from the most affluent areas.
The chance of getting into a good university is 25 times higher for independent school students than those from disadvantaged backgrounds at state schools.
Around seven out of ten of the poorest children still leave school without five good GCSEs.
Every child has potential. We help them realise it by developing outstanding leaders for challenging schools.
Our mission is to raise the achievement of children, regardless of background, and to provide them with equal choices and opportunities in life. By developing a network of exceptional school leaders, we are transforming challenging schools and working to eradicate educational disadvantage.
All children can be successful, regardless of their background
Every excuse is a step on the road to failure
Children, staff, schools and communities will live up to the expectations placed upon them
The most important things that happen in schools happen in classrooms
When great school leaders work together, anything is possible
Our mission is to raise the achievement of children, regardless of background, and to provide them with equal choices and opportunities in life.
Life chances should not be determined by background.
We believe that every child can succeed, regardless of background. Evidence supports that effective, inspirational school leadership can eradicate educational disadvantage - school leaders improve teaching and learning indirectly and most powerfully through their influence on staff motivation, commitment and working conditions.
School leadership is therefore, over time, the most determinative factor on pupil outcomes.
This is one of the reasons that some schools with the highest proportions of pupils eligible for free school meals outperform their more affluent peers, even with their more disadvantaged intake.
We offer a number of programmes to develop and support talented teachers to become exceptional senior leaders or headteachers. In order to work with us as a school or individual, you need to be committed to improving the life chances of children in challenging schools.
Do you share our passion that all children can be successful, regardless of their background?