About Us

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Our Mission

Viscount Nelson Education Network CIC (VNET) is a non-profit Community Interest Company dedicated to improving life chances for children and young people across East Anglia and beyond.

VNET was established in 2017 at the request of school leaders to continue the outstanding work of Better To Best – a school-led approach to improvement which played a crucial part in raising Ofsted grades in Norfolk schools from 59% Good or better in 2013, to 89% Good or better by 2017.

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Our Impact

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Our Network

VNET was established in 2017 at the request of school leaders to continue the outstanding work of Better To Best – a school-led approach to improvement which played a crucial part in raising Ofsted grades in Norfolk schools from 59% Good or better in 2013, to 86% Good or better in 2017.

Those leaders had created a network of schools, academies and colleges that were all committed to further developing strong ties and joint working, undertaking innovative projects leading to improvements in practice and outcomes, and sharing their experiences and expertise with one another.

VNET is the continuation of that network – working on behalf of its members to help schools continuously improve life chances for children and young people.

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Our Core Team

The VNET core team comprises a small group of highly skilled education and business professionals whose focus is to work solely for the benefit of the schools, academies and colleges that form the network, so that they can improve life chances for children and young people.

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Our Change Leaders

VNET Change Leaders are serving leadership practitioners from a wide variety of establishments and educational contexts across the VNET Network covering every key stage who support other schools in the network as part of our commitment to school-to-school support.

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Our Associates

Our Associates provide support, training and consultancy to leaders, governors and practitioners across our network. They all have years of practical experience in specific educational areas, from Ofsted Inspections to EYFS, from Data Analysis to Governance, from STEM Subjects to Business Management, and everything in between.

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Our Partners

Our trusted Partners provide a range of educational services, products and support to schools. They are made up of organisations that have delivered exceptional services to schools within the network, and whom VNET work with on joint projects and innovative new ideas.

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