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Local Education Company Celebrates Devolution By Inviting Primary Schools To Apply For £50,000 Funding Support For Disadvantaged Pupils

Manchester based children’s educational company, One Goal, is launching a £50,000 grant funding initiative to celebrate the Devolution of Greater Manchester and the positive impact this can have on the future of children in the region. One Goal wants to support struggling primary schools and inspire disadvantaged children by inviting primary schools across the Greater Manchester to apply for a share of £50,000 in grant funding to which can be used to invest in educational programmes that help boost their pupils’ resilience, self-esteem and character development.

The opportunity to apply closes on June 30th 2017 and is only open to 30 primary schools, who must be based within Greater Manchester and be able to demonstrate that there is a real need for support within the school.

Founded in 2005, One Goal has supported over 50,000 pupils in the North West, and currently provides support to 45 primary schools in the area through a variety of 1:1 and group sessions with highly-skilled children’s mentors, committed to inspiring children to develop strong characters and learn successful positive habits for life.

One Goal’s new grant funding will support 30 primary schools in the Greater Manchester for the start of the new academic year in September 2017, with the aim of improving behaviour within classrooms, reducing school exclusions and boosting attendance levels. The work of One Goal’s experienced children’s mentors also supports a school’s Mental Health and Wellbeing strategy, as well as helping further enhance other curriculum areas, including personal, social and health education (PSHE), British values, and spiritual, moral, social and cultural development (SMSC).

One Goal’s managing director, Adam Eccleston, comments: “We’ve launched this funding opportunity to coincide with the new mayor election and to celebrate the devolution of the region which represents a real opportunity to further improve the life chances of children in Greater Manchester. As a local business we want to help primary school children within our community to flourish through the tailored support of a One Goal programme delivered by a specialist children’s mentor.  Our support enables children to increase attainment, better manage emotions, improve self-control, build personal resilience and strengthen their self-esteem and confidence.  We strongly believe in teaching pupils important life skills – such as cooperation, communication and respect – to inspire a brighter future for them.”

Please apply here: https://onegoal.co.uk

Funding for primary schools in Manchester

East Didsbury-based Broad Oak Primary School has been using the services of a One Goal coaching mentor since September 2015*.  The partnership was recently featured as a best practice example in a Parliamentary Review of primary education 2016, with the school seeing tangible results from One Goal’s involvement. Headteacher, Kevin Corteen, remarks: “The way that One Goal works is very impressive, it is committed to meeting the needs of individual schools and creating solutions which are bespoke to the needs of their children. The impact that One Goal has had on Broad Oak is palpable.  Children are reflecting on, and resolving their own playground issues and the needs of our vulnerable children are better met.”

Any school interested in finding out more about One Goal’s grant funding, please apply by completing the form on our homepage: https://onegoal.co.uk or contact One Goal on 0808 14 14 611 or email [email protected]

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