This strategy framework describes our strategic objectives to 2025. These are:

  • Improve the school attainment of children across the North of England. We will do this by:
    • Working with partners to invest at least £25 million into education across the North West, North East and Yorkshire.
    • Raising awareness of the educational barriers facing children from disadvantaged backgrounds.
    • Building partnerships with others who share our vision and objectives.
  • Further the knowledge base of what works in overcoming educational barriers. We will do this by:
    • Assessing the impact of everything we do.
    • Sharing our key successes and learning with the widest possible audience.
    • Supporting education programmes across different communities in the North, from urban cities like Leeds and Newcastle, to rural and coastal areas like Cumbria and Scarborough.
  • Champion the power of great teaching to change children’s lives. We will do this by:
    • Helping inspirational teachers to deliver evidence-based approaches in the classroom.
    • Developing teachers as innovators and helping them to improve the education system from within.
    • Building a movement of excellent teachers with a shared belief in the most disadvantaged children.