Right to Succeed is a charity with a mission to develop, pilot and scale solutions to educational inequality.

Our Vision

Our vision is that the only barriers to success should be hard work and focus. We therefore aim to eliminate the effects of poverty and system failure upon the achievement of young people, giving every child the Right to Succeed.

Our Approach

Our approach is to bring together best practice educationalists & deliverers, philanthropists, government commissioners, and social investors to:

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One. Develop collaborative solutions to the systemic problems of educational inequality
Two. Pilot these solutions at a size where they can be robustly proven
Three. Scale and replicate the effective solutions until they reach a systemic scale

Projects

Right to Succeed’s first project is to develop a school-led approach to turning around challenged secondary schools in low-income communities.

The project will support schools through a 4 stage change process, during which they will receive access to the evidence based support and resource they require to deliver their turnaround vision. To qualify, schools will be in the lowest quartile for disadvantage (circa 40%+ of pupils eligible for Free School Meals over the last 6 years), hold an OFSTED grade 3 (requires improvement) or grade 4 (inadequate), be achieving a grade C or worse on the best 8 GCSE measure and serve at least 600 pupils. The programme will support schools over 3.5 years to deliver the change, setting in place the structures and processes to for the school to continually improve outcomes through evidence. The first programme will take place in Blackpool from September 2015.

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“Right to Succeed is taking on the ambitious and exciting goal of harnessing and building upon excellent practice within the education sector to improve outcomes for disadvantaged pupils. Building on and embedding outstanding practice in our schools holds the key to addressing educational inequality and so I am excited by the potential our partnership holds.” 

Brett Wigdortz, Founder and CEO, Teach First

Our People

Trustees

Dame Joan McVittie – Chair
Anthony Harte
 – Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Bethia McNeil – Social Research Unit
Jo Owen – Teach First, Future Leaders, Teaching Leaders and Achievement for All 3As
David Sheldon
 – Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Chris White
 – Zing and Unleashing Potential

Staff

Graeme Duncan – Chief Executive
Gemma Rocyn Jones – Director of Development
Paul O’Neil – Director of Programmes

Our Partners

Deliverers

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Join Us

Overcoming a problem as systemic as educational inequality will require a huge collaborative effort. You can help us in 3 ways:

Partner with us.

If you would like to get involved, say hello using our contact form (right) or contact details (below).

Work for us.

Our staff will grow significantly over the coming weeks, months and years. We will list roles here when available.

To find out more

If you want to find out more, please say hello using our contact form (right) or contact details (below).

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