Game Changing
Social Impacts

Our Social Impact

Knowing that we make a difference and understanding how we do that are two different things. Every year, we work with thousands of young people across hundreds of schools, but by working with The Connectives to conduct an independent review and analysis, we are benchmarking ourselves against others and truly begin to understand the incredible impacts we are having on the people we support and communities in which we work.

Our latest set of social accounts run from April 2021 – March 2022, during which time we were also responding to temporary lockdowns and school closures due to the pandemic.


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More than just numbers

To gain a better understanding as to the impacts we have had, The Connectives followed the Social Audit Network process of social accounting as a method of social impact assessment. This included following a process of qualitative and quantitative data collection to assess whether we have had an impact on the lives of learners, customers, and staff.

Such data was gathered from 1-2-1 interviews, case studies and business performance reports. The report also utilises the Social Return on Investment methodology introducing financial proxies to enumerate the social value derived from the collective group activity. These approaches were selected because we believe that in combination these methods:

  • Capture quantitative and qualitative data to provide narrative and economic measures appealing to a mixed audience.
  • Hear the voice of the person served and the partners in delivery.
  • Consider the materiality of evidence – what matters most when considering the impact of each subsidiary.
  • Have credibility in a crowded marketplace – secured
  • from international recognition of the Social Audit
  • Network accreditation.
  • Be based upon clear and transparent principles.

Part of the bigger picture

We are part of The Progress Group, a family of education and training organisations who collectively work to change lives through the power of education and training. Together, we are transforming lives and are incredibly proud of the lasting impacts we are having on the lives of those we work with, and society as a whole.

As a group of businesses we contributed to a combined social value of £38,102,368, over £16,000,000 in savings to the public purse and a social value of £4.09 for every £1 spent on our services across our Group.

Collectively we are changing lives through the power of education and training.

Discover more about our Group and impacts here.

Download our social impact report