How Engage is improving the quality of UK education

James Cooper
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The UK is in the top 20 countries in the world for their education system and it’s an ever competitive marketplace to maintain. Education is the heart of all Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Industry as it anchors the culture and future of any country. Like you, we care deeply about making a difference and we spend as much time as we can not just understanding the roots of global education but helping companies make a difference in the UK system.

Here are the companies we work with and why:

Whole Education

What they do:
Whole Education is a dynamic partnership of schools and organisations committed to redefining today’s educational offering. We believe that all children deserve an engaging and rounded education that supports academic achievement, but also develops the skills, knowledge and qualities needed to flourish in life, learning and work.

How we help them:
Our professional development programs has two feeds going into it that creates our programs:
Feed 1. You and yours. We listen to what our teachers need right from the start where we work on a personalized career plan ().
Feed 2. The changing needs of our schools and using a collective voice like Whole Education so we understand what schools are saying they need more of. This is not just about the lessons, it’s about the skills of and professional development offered to teachers.

Education Support Network

What they do:
We are the only charity dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of the entire education workforce. Initially established 140 years ago as a benevolent fund for teachers, but today supporting those in early year, higher education and further education as well as schools, we understand the unique pressures of working in education.

How we help them:
Wellbeing and our mental health are starting to be understood better and better, science helps us understand how we think and what causes anxiety and other challenges. We champion this charity and help place them into as many schools as we can. Like them, we believe that well being is not when people feel low, it’s about understanding the holistics of the world we live in. Every job comes with different stresses and we help those in education to understand theirs.

Creative Education

What they do:
Creative Education provides the training, senior leaders and consultancy services that are raising standards in thousands of schools and colleges across the country.

How we help them:
We invest heavily in CPD and professional development for our schools and for our teachers. We have two dedicated people (Jay and Mike) in Engage who both deliver and identify the key needs of our teachers. We turn to Creative Education because they are the best at what they do. Our relationships has expanded over the years as they have proven to be a wealth of knowledge and care about helping those that they serve.

Suffolk and Norfolk S.C.I.T.T.

What we do:
And if you decide to become a teacher, you will want to know that you have got off to the best possible start to your career.  That is exactly what Suffolk and Norfolk School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) aims to help you do. You will want to know that your training provider has a proven track record.  Suffolk and Norfolk SCITT programmes have all been judged to be at least Good or Outstanding by Ofsted.

How we help them:
Sometimes life changes, you may start out wanting a degree in say, Engineering and once you get it you realise it’s not exactly what you want to spend your time doing. This is more common than one thinks, what any good S.C.I.T.T. does is exactly that: they help people transition to becoming a full qualified teacher. Suffolk and Norfolk S.C.I.T.T. has a strong track record of success and we help get them their by sharing our relationships with the 1,000+ schools we work.

At the end of the day every company has a choice, just like an individual does, do we care about the market we serve or are we just in it for the money. We want to make a difference in what we do, so we do.


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