“Excelerate isn’t a linear journey, or an investment with one-size-fits-all prescribed solutions and outcomes. It’s a continual learning process. At times this year, that has felt tense, messy, and immensely challenging. It has also been deeply rewarding, exciting, and worthwhile.
“Excelerate is all about mutual trust and respect in our relationships.
“This investment is coming to life thanks to the ongoing learning and commitment from our schools and our partners, and of course our dedicated team. And for that I am immensely proud and grateful.
“There have been some real highlights this year which show Excelerate in action. The School Leaver Profile event, and the student voice included, showed why this work is so important and how it can be acted meaningfully upon. We were also able to resume in-person study visits, giving practitioners the opportunity to ‘see it to be it’ and be inspired to change their practice.
“There has been a real growth in terms of the appreciation and dedication to skills development and how this is delivered in the curriculum, related to a whole host of areas including health and wellbeing, and equity.”