Our expertise in the UK

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.

Our vision

At Education Development Trust, our vision is a world in which all lives are transformed through excellent education. We combine global research and our longstanding expertise with regional knowledge to inform education policy and practice and deliver programmes around the world. Through our work and expertise – which spans from early years education right through to post-school careers guidance – we seek to strengthen education systems, transform teaching and learning, ensure effective transitions into work, and contribute to global responses to key education challenges.

Improving school systems is ultimately about improving outcomes for children, and we have vast and rich experience running unique programmes across the globe. From helping marginalised girls to stay at school in Kenya, to designing and delivering high-quality, collaborative and empowering continuing professional development for teachers in the UK, our goal is the same, but our approach is anchored in the needs in each context.

Our expertise

We have been improving education in the UK for more than 30 years and around the world for more than 50 years. Everything we do is underpinned by our values of excellence, integrity, accountability and collaboration. We develop evidence-informed solutions to bring about real change, raise educational standards, and support efforts to address learning crises and reduce inequalities of opportunity. Our work is grounded in evidence of what works in education improvement, drawing on our continually refreshed body of research, and helping our clients and partners to apply this knowledge to regional and local contexts.

We are the only education services organisation with such a depth of both research and education programme delivery. Because of this, we are able to draw insights from our research and global experience into our practice, helping us design highly impactful programmes for teachers and educators in the UK.

Any surpluses we generate through running programmes are invested into furthering progress towards our mission. This investment includes a globally recognised research programme which is publicly available to all on our website. Our programme of research informs policymakers around the world, as well as our own work in schools in the UK. All of our research is freely available on our website.