We recognise the need for a local community to have ownership of its own school

In sponsoring a partner organisation we have no intention of divorcing a school from its local community because we are opposed to elitism when it means that one group of youngsters succeed at the expense of others, therefore whilst working with partners, we would hope to establish strong links with the school’s host Local Authority and other local organisations. As our record demonstrates, we are committed to supporting all schools in informal and formal arrangements whenever we are asked to do so. From the very outset of our work with a partner school, we would work closely with relevant local bodies to ensure that we fully understand and meet the needs of the community.