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why we're here

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The UK is the fourth most unequal society in the world, and one in which your background can restrict your future. National studies have repeatedly shown that children from disadvantaged backgrounds are less likely to achieve academically, less likely to be involved in extra-curricular activities which help develop life skills, and more likely to develop mental health problems.

East exists to systematically identify and close these gaps, by ensuring every young person has:

  • The stimulus and challenge to define a happy, rewarding future path building on their strengths and interests

  • Access to the resources needed to achieve their goals and build their skills outside of the classroom

  • The encouragement and support they need to keep going

We help schools discover what is working and understand why, and help share and scale best practice across local, regional and national levels.

what we do

We help schools support students beyond their grades

East works with schools to quickly identify what career options and skills their students are interested in, how they can best support them to get there, and how well their enrichment initiatives are working. 

At the core of our offering is our online platform, Aspire, combining student planning and questioning functionality with comprehensive reporting and other administrative tools for form teachers, enrichment coordinators and school leaders.

In order to make a significant change, though, software alone is not enough. Our programme includes a package of mentorship, training and workshops for your senior leaders, enrichment coordinators and tutors, based on best practices in large-scale change management. We will also help you understand and interpret the data you get, making sure that each year you can keep on improving your offering and the resulting student outcomes.

“In human affairs of danger and delicacy successful conclusion is sharply limited by hurry. So often men trip by being in a rush. If one were properly to perform a difficult and subtle act, he should first inspect the end to be achieved and then, once he had accepted the end as desirable, he should forget it completely and concentrate solely on the means. By this method he would not be moved to false action by anxiety or hurry or fear. Very few people learn this.” 

John Steinbeck, East of Eden

Get in touch

Whether you are a school looking to better support your students, or an organisation who can help us provide every child with great enrichment opportunities, we would love to hear from you

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East Learning CIC is a Community Interest Company which is incorporated and registered in England and Wales with company number 10837410