About Schools Improvement

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Schools Improvement is managed by EduKit, a social enterprise committed to improving outcomes in education. EduKit helps schools to measure and analyse student wellbeing and connects them with  hundreds of youth providers who are able to provide schools and students will free or low-cost life-changing support.

Readers are encouraged to provide feedback and comment, and by linking, where possible, to original sources/reports/documents so the reality behind the headlines can be properly understood.

The site features a daily round-up of schools-related stories from the media, plus polls, competitions, comment and guest posts. It is aimed at school leaders, teachers, governors, parents and policy makers (or anyone who cares about our schools!).

If you would like to receive a free daily update of new stories by email every morning just sign up for our bulletin. 

If you have an interest in schools and/or education – in whatever capacity – and have something you’d like to share with our readers for the greater good please contact us for a Guest Post.

 

Please don’t shoot the messenger…

We feature articles on this site because they are relevant to schools not because we endorse the views expressed.

We are trying to help those involved with or interested in schools to get a taste of what’s being said about schools in the media.

Some of the stories will be positive, some negative. Some will be from the right, some from the left. Some well informed, others less so.

The beauty of the site is that the insights and wisdom of readers expressed through the comments and twitter replies soon pick apart ill-thought-out and ill-informed pieces.

We also do our best to include links to original sources so readers can see for themselves the background to the media stories.

 

Meet the EduKit team

Photo of NathalieI’m Nathalie, CEO and co-founder of EduKit, an award-winning social enterprise. I set up EduKit because, having benefited from life-changing extra-curricular support when I was a teenager, I felt that there was nowhere that the thousands of fantastic providers supporting children and young adults with academic, personal development and career support were able to showcase their services to schools. Nor where schools could monitor and analyse the impact of these services. And so EduKit was born.

Since then we’ve grown to working with thousands of schools and youth service providers who support millions of students across the UK and beyond. We’ve won numerous awards from UnLtd, Nominet Trust and the Department of Education to name just a few and we are BETT Award finalists 2019. At EduKit we are obsessed by our ambition to help all young people to achieve their potential and we work tirelessly to support schools in improving outcomes for students, and in particular those from low-income or difficult backgrounds. It’s this commitment that we believe really sets us apart from our peers.

So when we were asked by the John Catt team to help manage the Schools Improvement site, we leapt at the chance. Not only did we see this as a way to help provide the latest education related news stories and updates but also as an invaluable opportunity to put our stamp on the site. As such, we will introduce guest posts from our team, teacher influencers and youth service providers that will inspire and inform readers on a variety of topics, particularly relating to innovation in schools and supporting disadvantaged students.

In addition to running Schools Improvement, here is some additional FREE (yes, free) support that we already provide:

– Supporting TeachMeets and organising themed events for schools e.g. on Safeguarding or Pupil Premium

– Complimentary student wellbeing audits for schools

– Access to an online database of over a thousand youth service providers

– Online pupil premium tracking and provision mapping

– Help locating local support and interventions for students

– Regular email bulletins with free or heavily discounted services for schools

Please email schools@edukit.org.uk or call 020 3191 9696 if you’d like additional information on one or more of our services.

We really hope that we will hear from you over the coming weeks and months and in particular, really want to hear YOUR ideas for the site. Whether it’s polls you’d like us to run, suggestions for guest posts, concerns on certain topics within Education or case studies highlighting great success working with a provider, please do get in touch with us – we are keen to build a vibrant and dynamic news service that is packed with useful news content and articles.

Thanks for reading – we look forward to hearing from you soon.

 

Kind regards,

Nathalie

@nathrich

 

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