We were absolutely delighted to have won a 2023 Scaling Award from Fair Education Alliance to support us as we scale from 10 to 40 partner schools this year.
This isn’t just about scale in terms of reach, it’s also about impact as Jodie Wickers, our CEO, said in the panel discussion with Ellie Cassidy, John Beattie FCMI, and Tom Harbour and expertly moderated by Samuel Etienne. We want to continue to collect evidence on ‘what works’ in social and emotional wellbeing and to drive for the highest outcomes for our young people. You can hear Jodie speaking about her own experience of exclusion and the importance of focusing on social and emotional skills in closing the disadvantage gap that many young people face.
We’re grateful to all the panelists, Siwan Davies, Sam Butters, Sir Paul Grant, Resham Kotecha, Matthew Shanks FCCT, and Julie Nelson who interrogated our application, took the time to understand our cause in more detail and gave insightful feedback.
We are joined by 6 other inspiring organisations and so look forward to working with them all on the Scaling journey. Congratulations to Get Further, Learning with Parents, Magic Breakfast, Power2, Life Lessons and Villiers Park Educational Trust.
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