About us: our commitment to UK schools Education Development Trust is a global not-for-profit organisation working to improve education outcomes through expert research and evidence-led design and delivery of highly contextualised programmes which operate at scale. Early years: improving outcomes for disadvantaged children We have worked with the early years sector for several years, reaching many young children across the UK through our programmes. The period from birth to the age of five offers a unique opportunity to ensure children develop the cognitive, social and emotional foundations for success in both school and later life – and high-quality early years provision can significantly benefit children’s later outcomes, especially among disadvantaged groups. Exceptional professional development for educators We believe that all educators should have access to high-quality professional development opportunities to enable them to improve at every stage of their career. With over 25 years of experience working with the Department for Education on delivering teacher professional development, we have a strong understanding of teachers’ needs, and our international expertise enables us to build on the best evidence from across the globe to further the impact of our work. Our school-led model Schools and policymakers agree that the most effective way to deliver national policy priorities is through the school system itself. Our proven framework for delivery is based on a school-led model in which schools, leaders and education practitioners can collaborate and lead meaningful change at a local level. School-to-school collaboration and professional peer review Education Development Trust has been at the forefront of collaborative school improvement, and our wealth of experience – both in the UK and globally – has shown that really effective school-to-school collaboration takes time and care to develop. Schools need to develop the capabilities to collaborate with purpose and rigour, and to ensure that precious resources are used as efficiently and effectively as possible. Education through technology Our expertise in high-quality online learning is woven in to all our professional development, providing flexible and accessible learning opportunities, and tailored training to meet the needs of the teachers and leaders we work with.