Who they are...
'We are a graduate school for teachers, school leaders and system leaders. We help educators serving children from disadvantaged backgrounds to keep getting better. Our programmes support educators at every stage – from new teachers through to leaders of groups of schools.
Ambition Institute is the result of the recent merger of Ambition School Leadership and the Institute for Teaching. Learn more about our history >
How we’re different
We were formed from the merger of two leading organisations in the education sector. We’ve brought together cutting edge expertise, a system wide network and a deeply held drive to end educational inequality to create one new organisation with a bigger reach and greater impact.
As a graduate school for educators we are committed to applying academic rigour to our learning design, along with frontline insights into what works.
Our programmes draw on the latest evidence from international experts, the experience of our faculty and the work of great teachers and school leaders. This means that we think carefully about what we teach, how to teach, and in what sequence.
Ambition Institute offers flexible development pathways that meet the needs of our school sector.
Rather than streaming educators into one pathway early in their career, as we see, for example, in the Singapore model, our curriculum offers the chance to build a sustainable, high-impact career that is right for each educator as they develop.
We want to challenge thinking about educator development and be challenged in return. Everyone benefits when we share and debate ideas.
As a centre of learning we want to spark conversations that lead to new innovations and breakthroughs in educator development, for the crucial role of teachers, school leaders and system leaders in closing the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their wealthier peers.
Only by working together to embed teaching and leadership expertise in our education system will we end the inequality that still faces many young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
“Evidence should be at the heart of education policy and school improvement. I am pleased that we are working with Ambition Institute to build the evidence base for what works in educator development and ensure that it reaches teachers, school leaders and system leaders for the benefit of pupils.”
Sir Kevan Collins, Chief Executive, Education Endowment Foundation'