LiFT is a bespoke coaching project designed specifically to bring the expertise of Achievement for All and virtual schools together, based on learning from the London Fostering Achievement programme. Since 2014, Achievement for All has worked in partnership with virtual schools to deliver tailor-made coaching options for school leaders, governors, teaching staff, support staff and foster carers to improve the wellbeing and educational attainment of looked after children.

We know that every virtual school is different, and so work to identify and plan a programme of coaching activity that best suits each one's needs – whether it be direct work with schools as part of Achieving Schools, targeted support in harvesting and analysing data, a programme of Continuing Professional Development (CPD), peer support for school staff and foster carers, or help in reviewing the impact of the Pupil Premium Plus spend.

Integral to LiFT is the support of our Achievement Coaches. These coaches work closely with schools across the country to review current practice and target improvement in four core areas:

  • Teaching and Learning
  • Leadership
  • Parent and Carer Engagement
  • The Whole Child (wider outcomes)