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.
Putting Character Development first, Character-First increases 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.
Character-First 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 the West Midlands, Bedfordshire, Essex, London, Reading and Gateshead, whilst continuously expanding nationwide.
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.
CT is in discussion with United Kingdom Charity Foundations to form a regional network for the establishment of Local Youth Partnerships