Achievement for All and the City of London Freemen’s School have collaborated on an exciting new project, Counterpoint: Independent and State Schools Working in Harmony, to develop inclusive practice, mutuality and increase social mobility across England.

Launched in London, Achievement for All CEO, Professor Sonia Blandford and Freemen’s Headmaster, Mr Roland Martin, presented Counterpoint to 50 leading influencers from the education, business and social mobility sectors.

Counterpoint aims to involve leaders and teachers, parents and carers, children and young people to engage in local outreach activities within community, business and schools.

The initiative will encompass a national two year pilot, based on the Achievement for All framework, in up to 20 independent schools each partnered with two – five maintained schools and businesses to improve leadership, teaching and learning, parent and carer engagement, community and social understanding, and educational outcomes for all children and young people. The pilot will be subject to a deep dive Social Impact Assessment evaluating elements of engagement.

Over the coming months Counterpoint will broker partnerships with schools, through HMC, Society of Heads, Independent Schools Association, Girls’ School Association, Local Authorities, Multi-Academy Trusts and Academy Chains to have an agreed programme in place to start in September 2018.

Further information on the project can be found here

To get involved or discuss the project further, please contact enquiries@afaeducation.org / Kerri Martin on kerri.martin@freemens.org