Read about 2020 winner Core Education Trust – Echo Eternal Project, Birmingham

Partnership for positive impact.

This award is for a school or trust or partnership that is primarily driven by its collaboration with other schools and colleges. Leaders think less of ‘accountability’ and more of ‘responsibility’ – seeing their role as providing opportunities to make an impact on and enhance the lives of children, teachers and other staff through collaborative working.

These are schools or trusts or partnerships that have a commitment to a wider impact well beyond an individual school or institution.  Leaders recognise that achievement isn’t just about test and examination results (though of course these matter).  The winner of this award will have the moral drive to ensure that the opportunities traditionally enjoyed by the most advantaged members of a community are made more broadly available to all, irrespective of their background.

Please tell us why your partnership stands out, in around 1000 words, referring to the guide prompts below. When writing your entry please tell us how the strategic aims of the partnership are decided and how you plan for long term sustainability of the partnership. You can add further details in the additional information section at the end of this form, should you wish to.

Who can enter?

This category is open to all schools, partnerships or trusts educating children aged between 4-18.

Points to cover:

The following prompts might help to focus your thinking as you prepare your entry:

  • Opportunity: How has the school or partnership or trust created distinctively rich and ambitious opportunities in a group of schools? What would happen in the absence of the partnership’s work?
  • Reaching outwards: the winning school or trust or partnership will see itself as the catalyst for wider success beyond any individual school or institution: there will be a commitment to collective responsibility across all stakeholders.
  • Achievement: the school will define achievement more broadly than through progress data and examination results: it will show the opportunities that have come to children and staff through dedicated, hard-wired partnership working
  • Celebrating: this will be a partnership which will tell its story to the wider community and celebrate the successes achieved by all kinds of children and staff. It will be a partnership that exemplifies values of collaboration and distributed leadership