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Last updated 21 March 2024

Our vision is an education system where every child can thrive, no matter what their background.

Children from disadvantaged backgrounds don’t do as well at school. We are working to change that.

Ambition Institute helps schools tackling educational disadvantage to keep getting better, and their teachers and school leaders to become more expert over time. That’s how we’ll make sure every child gets a great education and the best possible start in life.

The evidence tells us that teaching, and school leadership is the single most important school level factor to improve disadvantaged pupils’ outcomes in school and later in life. An effective teacher improves pupils’ likelihood of attending university, find better jobs, and earn higher salaries as adults (Chetty, 2014).

Ambition Institute is a leading, evidence-based, not-for-profit organisation that is seeking to tackle disparity in the quality of education delivered across England. We are uniquely placed to nurture a world-class teaching workforce which is representative of the communities we serve. There is a shortage of experienced, highly qualified teachers working in the poorest communities. With teachers leaving the profession typically within the first five years this problem is worsening and more needs to be done to support teachers to stay in the profession. With your help, we can build an education system where every child can thrive, by offering continuous professional development opportunities for educators at all levels.


“At Bloomberg, we are committed to giving back to the cities in which we live and work, drawing on the time and talents of our employees. Ending educational inequality, creating opportunities for young people and strengthening educational leadership have always been key priorities for the company.

We're proud to support Ambition Institute to help schools tackle educational disadvantage by supporting the holistic development of teachers and school leaders, notably as lead partner for System Leadership. We're delighted that through this innovative collaboration, Ambition has grown the impact and reach of their leadership development offerings, including the development of a unique Trust Diagnostic Tool which enables accurate self assessment and delivers clear, bespoke outcomes.”

Through mutually beneficial partnerships with businesses, trust and foundations, and philanthropic partners, we look to bring our programmes to teachers and school leaders working in the most disadvantaged areas and support them to keep getting better.

The need for systematic interventions to end educational inequality has never been greater. If you share our commitment to achieving educational equality, and want to help us support teachers and school leaders serving in areas of disadvantage across the country, please get in touch with our team.


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