Education Alliance for Life Chances publishes new 'Case for Support'

EALC's Case for Support explains why we are here, what we want to change and how we will achieve it

Here at the Education Alliance for Life Chances, the past few months have been busy ones. We have begun work on our first delivery plan. 

Firstly, we have established and stepped up the pace of work around our place based program Act Locally across the three different priority areas. We have also expanded  our Partnership Board to include all large multiple academy trusts, Bradford Schools in Partnership and Keighley Schools Together. This will give us reach across the entire Bradford education system. We have also set up two 'enabler groups': the Head Teacher Reference Group and the School Absence Task and Finish Group. Both of these groups create a space for schools, academics and operational partners to connect over particular issue. 

We have also spent a significant amount of time focused on developing and cementing our EALC Case for Support. We believe this document makes clear the unique offer that EALC provides: we are in the best position to help the district on a full system level, to champion the voice of schools, and to push forward on the ground, place-based work. 

You can read our full Case for Support here: 


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Kathryn Loftus
Director, Education Alliance for Life Chances

Formerly Programme Director for the Bradford Opportunity Area, Kathryn was born and educated in Bradford and has held a number of Local Authority management roles across Sheffield, Kirklees and Bradford. These roles included policy development, service delivery, and programme management, and in the last 10 years oversaw local authority organisational re-design, transformational service change and Children's Services Improvement.

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