At Education Development Trust, we improve school systems at scale and provide empowering employability and careers services to young people and adults. We own and manage a portfolio of schools and, as a not-for-profit, we invest annually in our programme of education research that informs policymaking around the world as well as our own work. What we do affects how teachers teach, leaders lead and students learn and we help to improve the life chances for all.
We have been delivering the National Careers Service on behalf of the UK government since 2004. We work in the north east, Cumbria, Yorkshire and the Humber and in parts of the south east and the south west of England. The National Careers Service offers informed careers, employment and skills support to bridge the gap between education, training and employment; our success in delivering this contract resulted in our award of Ofsted 'outstanding' status, making us one of only two providers in the country to achieve this.
Accelerate was created and developed by Education Development Trust in partnership with the Chartered College of Teaching to support early-career teachers, quickly raising quality of practice and increasing confidence. Funded by the Department for Education in England the programme is for teachers working in schools which are classed as requiring improvement or are within an area defined as having the greatest need.
Vietnam’s government schools have attracted a great deal of international attention since the publication of the 2012 PISA student tests: Vietnamese students performed particularly well in science, ranking eighth globally out of 65 participating jurisdictions; Vietnam maintained this position in 2015. This report investigates what lies behind Vietnam's learning success.
Education Development Trust has a long history of working in Rwanda. Our teams worked with the ministry of education in a post-genocide Rwanda in 2001 to design the education sector strategic plan, the framework of which is still in use today. Our latest three-and-a-half-year programme, Building Learning Foundations, is about getting the foundations in place to positively effect the rest of Rwanda's education system.
Charlotte Jones heads up Education Development Trust's R&D function while Matt Davis is our UK Regional Director. Drawing on lessons from our own successful at-scale programmes in the UK, as well as on the wider literature on system reform, they have put together a handbook for policymakers trying to navigate the complex landscape of realising a school-led system at scale.
In partnership with the Chartered College of Teaching, we have designed a programme of exceptional professional development to help those teachers in the first five years of their career tackle the very specific challenges they face – and it’s free for teachers in eligible schools.
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