Enriched Education for every pupil

This page provides links to organisations we work with that offer resources and programmes that relate to the field of developing soft skills in children. We hope they will be of use to your schools and provide useful contacts for further information.

Young Citizens

Young Citizens is an education charity, working with schools across the UK to help educate, inspire and equip the active citizens of tomorrow.

For over 30 years, they have been providing immersive experiences to build young people’s citizenship skills whilst creating robust resources to help educators engage them in the complex issues of today.

It is free to access their library of 100+ lessons, assemblies and other flexible citizenship and PSHE resources. Subscribe for free now and find out more about how you can get involved.

Yes Futures

Yes Futures is a multi-award winning charity, established in 2012. They specialise in high-impact personal development programmes which empower young people to believe in themselves and discover their personal potential. By boosting self-awareness, confidence, resilience and communication skills, their programmes support students to be successful both in and outside the classroom, and feel prepared for their future. Since 2012, they have worked hard to achieve this vision, and have now supported over 2,400 young people across 66 schools.

Find out more about Yes Futures via their website 

Fair Education Alliance

The Fair Education Alliance is a coalition of 250 organisations across sectors, working together to tackle inequality in the education system. Their vision is that no child’s success is limited by their socio-economic background. They collectively believe that to achieve this, we need an inclusive education system for all children and young people.

You can find out more about the Fair Education Alliance or alternatively sign up for their free bulletin to stay up to date on what the organisation is currently doing.

True Education Partnerships

True Education Partnerships (TEP) are leaders in international school partnerships, immersive cultural experiences and the official provider of the government-backed Sister School Partnerships programme. TEP has over a decade of experience in delivering transformational, life-changing programmes. These programmes have been proven to inspire, build confidence and provide the tools for students to become globally aware citizens.

TEP deliver immersive student exchange trips, leadership delegations and CPD programmes, school partnership programmes, student interaction workshops and online immersion programmes.

Read more about True Education Partnerships.

Global School Alliance

The Global School Alliance (GSA) unites internationally-minded schools and teachers from around the world under the common goal of raising standards of quality education globally.

With over 5000 members in 120 countries worldwide, the GSA provides a platform for sharing best practices, resources and opportunities to increase school improvement, teacher development and student interaction. Educators can attend monthly conferences and insightful webinars, join the student council, request a virtual partner school, claim exclusive discounts, network with international colleagues and access a video library of CPD – all free of charge.

Read more and join for free

Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) works on behalf of the more than one in four children in the UK growing up in poverty. CPAG’s Cost of the School Day project, delivered in partnership with Children North East, provides a range of resources for whole-school communities who are trying to reduce and remove financial barriers to education. The resources are informed by research carried out with thousands of pupils and families from across the UK. Key resources for school governors and schools include:

Sutton Trust

The Sutton Trust are a social mobility charity that supports disadvantaged young people to access leading universities, apprenticeships and careers. They achieve this through combining programme delivery, research and policy advocacy.

The Sutton Trust offer a variety of ways for schools and school leaders to engage in social mobility and support their students to access leading universities, apprenticeships and careers. These include UK Summer Schools, Apprenticeship Summer School, a US Programme and a range of Pathways to the Professions programmes, including sectors such as law, medicine and engineering. They also run a free programme for teachers and school leaders to provide advice and guidance on supporting high attaining, disadvantaged young people in your schools.

You can find out more at the Sutton Trust website.

Future First

Future First is the only UK education charity connecting state school and college pupils, of all backgrounds and abilities, to former students and employers they can truly relate to and aspire to be like.

It can be hard for a young person to imagine life after school. They need someone to guide them. Meeting relatable role models provides an inspiring space for students to grow their knowledge, understand about jobs and next steps. It also helps boost their confidence, motivation, self-belief, and wellbeing.

Future First facilitates encounters with employers, former students, and mentors that they can connect with. This then improves a student’s engagement with school and schoolwork. Volunteers and organisations can help young people to see what they can achieve and give them the connections, knowledge, and tools they need to get there.

Duke of Edinburgh Award

Every year, the DofE inspires hundreds of thousands of young people to develop skills, resilience and self-belief. Doing their DofE lets young people take on their own challenges, follow their passions, make a difference to their communities and discover talents they never knew they had.

DofE is open to any young person aged 14-24. Each young person builds their own DofE programme by picking their own activities and choosing which cause to volunteer for. Doing so allows them to achieve a widely respected Bronze, Silver or Gold Award. Additionally, DofE Leaders also gain valuable leadership and management experience that can help their professional development and career progression.

The DofE is run in schools, colleges, youth clubs, hospitals, fostering agencies, prisons, sports clubs and more, all over the UK. Find out more at DofE.org.