Achievement for Everyone empowers young people, as well as their teachers, parents and carers, by working to transform lives through personal coaching, professional support, and a leading network of educational experts.

Achievement for All programmes have been used in almost 4,500 schools, colleges, and early years settings to date, and have so far had a profound and measurable impact on the lives of more than 100,000 children and young people to date as well as their families and the adults that support them.

In further reports on Achievement for All’s Achieving Early programme, it was identified that 100% practitioners reported higher levels of confidence in working with parents, and that personal, social and emotional assessments at age-expected levels rose from 23% to 73%.

In June 2019 a national accolade for quality was awarded to Oakfield Academy for its work in improving the well-being, resilience and self-esteem of its pupils who are vulnerable to underachievement.

The Quality Mark Award recognises the impressive work being done by the school to improve progress in reading, writing and maths for all pupils, particularly those with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities.

The award has been developed by leading education charity Achievement for All (AfA), a leading organisation that works in partnership with schools to improve outcomes for all children and young people vulnerable to underachievement regardless of background, challenge or need.

Oakfield Academy has been working in partnership with Achievement for All since September 2017.

Mrs Emma Thomas, Deputy Head at Oakfield Academy, said:

Achievement for Everyone works closely with parents, carers, teachers and the individual child to secure the best outcome and attainment for their students through personalised and specific targets.

Laura Bromberg, Regional Lead at Achievement for All, said:

“We are delighted to present Oakfield Academy with this award – a real stamp of quality for their high standards in leadership, teamwork, quality of teaching and pupil progress. The target groups we have been working with have made more than expected progress and are closing the gap with their peers.

“However, it’s not just the target groups who have made significant progress. Our programmes are designed to be a whole school improvement tool and Oakfield Academy has shown a continued commitment and success in improving outcomes for all children across the whole school and that of other children within the local area.

“Achievement for All believes that every child can progress, and through our programmes we hope to enable every child to be the best that they can be regardless of background, challenge, or need. Huge congratulations to teachers, parents and children at Oakfield Academy for all their hard work. A truly deserved award.”