Lincolnshire education provider is top of the class

An education services provider has taken the top spot in a prestigious national awards scheme after delivering sustained improvements for local children.

CfBT, which manages a range of education services for Lincolnshire County Council, won the ‘School Improvement Service of the Year 2012’ award at the Education Investor Awards Ceremony, held recently in London.

CfBT’s director of education services Andy Breckon said: “This reflects the excellent performance of our staff in Lincolnshire, their working relationship with schools and our outstanding partnership with Lincolnshire County Council.

“We are delighted to hear form the judge that they were impressed by our sustained improvement over a long period and the exceptional quality of our wide range of services to schools.”

Many of the CfBT’s services have been rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, it offers and award winning ‘birth to five’ service and has helped achieve better GCSE exam results in Lincolnshire than the national average.

Executive councillor for children’s services Coun Patricia Bradwell said: “Ten years ago Lincolnshire County Council entered into a contract with CfBT and this well deserved award highlights the value of our partnership contract and the work of CfBT during this period that has really made a difference for supporting our schools.

“To beat strong competition from all other authorities and be the best in the country is a high accolade.”