Our Extended Team
The Challenger Trust works with a range of partner organisations who share our vision of raising aspirations and attainment as well as improving behaviour and employability through extended-curricular activities.
Contour Education Services
Increasing the capacity of primary and secondary schools to enhance student’s leadership skills and employability through inclusive and cost-neutral programmes of activities outside the syllabus.
Contour Education Services works within and as part of your school to assist with providing a programme of extended-curricular activities that meet with your school’s objectives. Their experienced staff will not only increase your provision but will also take considerable pressure and administration tasks off your teachers. It is through their extensive network of vetted suppliers that these activities are made available, affordable and accessible for all students and schools. At present, they work with a number of primary and secondary schools in Nottingham, Bedfordshire, Essex, Kent, Cheshire and Newcastle, whilst continuously expanding nationwide.
Contour Education Services generously support The Challenger Trust financially by covering the vast majority of the charity’s overheads, as a means of giving something back to schools.
Challenger Multi-academy Trust
Embrace challenge; expect excellence
The Department of Education approved the Challenger Multi-Academy Trust as a sponsor in 2014. The Challenger Trust is the charitable trust that governs the academies and serves as the legal entity of which the schools are part of. As a small trust, we operate with minimal central overheads to maximise funding direct to schools and ensure the improvement models benefit from our sophisticated knowledge of the education sector. We utilise our extensive network of educational professionals from the primary, secondary and special needs sectors, in order to support and develop the “Challenger” model in the academies.
Our mission is to create a federation of outstanding schools where every young person has the opportunity to participate in engaging and active learning experiences and achieve excellent educational outcomes. This prepares the children and young people to enter the university or employment of their choice with the confidence and aspirations to succeed.
These academies are also an opportunity for us to practice what we preach and we look forward to them becoming shining beacons of success over time.
Playforce design, install and maintain outdoor spaces for schools and nurseries across the UK, and we are proud to be the supplier most likely to be recommended in our sector. As part of TCL Group, we also offer a range of other outdoor services, including landscaping, floral displays, external cleaning and grounds maintenance with a national team of over 800 in-house experts. We also understand that education budgets are limited, and often work with our customers to support them through the fundraising process, identifying suitable grants, fundraising ideas as well as providing financing options if required.
It is our aim to create outdoor spaces to give children of all ages and abilities accessible and high quality opportunities for play, learning, PE and sport and all of the other benefits associated with children playing and learning together outdoors. We are the only supplier in our sector actively monitoring the impact of investment in outdoor spaces in schools, and have seen benefits ranging from increased physical literacy, through to better behaviour and improvements in the happiness and wellbeing of school communities.