Country Trust accepted as members of the Fair Education Alliance
We are really delighted to have been accepted as members of the Fair Education Alliance along with nearly 200 member organisations from the frontline of education, communities, charities, policy and business . The Co-CEO Sam Butters said
"We were impressed by the amazing work you have been doing for 40 years, and believe you show great evidence in developing behaviours and skills in young people."
Members of the FEA work together to tackle the causes of educational inequalities and to close the education gap through defined goals, pooled expertise and collaboration on both practical action and policy and influencing.
The goal is for an education system which:
- Builds essential life skills such as teamwork and problem solving through implementation of Skills Builder: a shared framework for the development of essential skills
- Prioritises and promotes wellbeing as an outcome itself and as a precursor to academic achievement
- Incentivises and supports teachers and leaders to work and thrive in the disadvantaged communities that need them most.
- Engages and involves parents and communities in education for increased development beyond the school gates.
- Provides support for all post-16 routes, ensuring all young people have the information and support to make the best decisions for them on life after school
The Country Trust will be joining the working group on wellbeing but we also think there is great potential for collaboration on building esential life skills and working with parents and communities. We are excited to be bringing the possibilities of food, farming and countryside education to the fore.