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Welcome to Make the Grade
Make the Grade is a partnership between business and education to equip young people with the skills they need to prepare for the world of work.
Teachers and employers work together to create imaginative activities for students, which enhance their confidence, resilience and aspiration. Business volunteers benefit too, improving skills in leadership, communication and problem-solving.
Since its launch in 2011, Make the Grade has:
The programme is run by Ahead Partnership with support from the Big Lottery Fund.
What is Make the Grade?
What our Partners say about us...
“Thank you so much for organising an amazing event last night. The children and adults loved it! None of us expected it to be quite that good. It really was a fitting way to cap what has been a brilliant experience. As a school we work with many partners but never have I been involved with a project that has involved the children in such a range of skills and experiences, been run so brilliantly and that has taken place over such a sustained amount of time. It's been a real pleasure.”
Chris Wright, Hawksworth Wood Primary School