Challenge Partners is supported by the Social Business Trust, a charity which works with effective social enterprises to scale up their impact. They engaged their corporate partners to donate £500,000 of in-kind support to help us to develop a growth plan and knowledge exchange framework. Bain and EY helped us co-create plans to ensure we reach more pupils and share great practice to help more children receive an excellent education.
We are always interested in hearing from corporations keen to support our work, and also have sponsorship opportunities available for events, which helps reduce the cost and ensure more can benefit from our work to improve pupil outcomes. These include our National Conference where school leaders share evidence of what works and exchange knowledge.
We worked on the Department for Education-funded Knowsley Strategic School Improvement Fund project, which aimed to raise literacy standards in 29 primary and secondary schools in an area with exceptionally high levels of disadvantage. Deploying experienced headteachers/CEOs to advise and coach school leaders led to an 'extremely positive impact', evaluated by Manchester Metropolitan University. Read further details and the evaluation report here.
We have developed new programmes to help disadvantaged and vulnerable learners catch up when schools return and to share excellent practice in online learning. These draw on our expertise and experience in Knowsley and sharing excellence via peer review in schools across the country.
We are also seeking support to extend our targeted programme to help close the attainment gap for disadvantaged pupils, Excellence for Everyone, and to develop our digital knowledge exchange, so we can share great practice from Dorset to Doncaster in innovative ways.
If you are interesting in finding our more about how you can help, do get in touch: [email protected]