Through Reach cradle-to-career partnerships, we support schools to develop a cradle-to-career pipeline of support for children and families in their community, grounded in great schools.

The partnership includes support for schools to develop both the in-school and beyond-school capacity to develop an integrated cradle-to-career pipeline of support. Training and support for school staff is tailored for each school but always built on the Reach core. 

Training and support for school staff
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Year 11 Leavers assembly - students listening attentively

Listening deeply to and engaging with the community: understand the concerns, difficulties, joys, and hopes of families, children and young people in their area.

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6th Form cohort three

Prioritising relationships: Build deep, lasting relationships with children and families. This is crucial to build the trust needed for families to engage with additional support and opportunities.

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Halle

Intervening early: Identify at the earliest possible stage, when children and families need additional support to thrive and act quickly to provide that support.

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Reach Academy tug of war

Relentlessly pursuing excellence: Focus significant energy on teacher development and ensuring very high standards. This shows parents our commitment to doing whatever it takes to help children succeed.

‘Beyond-school’ support for cradle-to-career partner schools includes
Support

to design a children’s hub that meets local needs

Ongoing learning

and mentoring from senior staff at Reach Children’s Hub

Advice and resources

to develop funding and operating models for a cradle to career provision

Fundraising

and partnership building support

If you are interested in a Cradle to Career partnership, contact James Townsend, Director of Growth Strategy, james.townsend@reachfoundation.org.uk