Children and young people deserve the best education possible and we work hard to give them the opportunity to reach their potential.
What do we do?
Our education portfolio is divided into three distinct areas: Shaw Education Trust, Optimus Education and Gabbitas.
Shaw Education Trust
Shaw Education Trust
is a multi-academy trust, based in the north west and the Midlands. We work our hardest to improve, accelerate and enable ambitious life goals for all young people. Our staff help almost 5,000 pupils achieve their ambitions – growing their knowledge and skills, and firing their curiosity – at 17 schools and academies in all key stages, from foundation to key stage 5 in both special and mainstream education.
We also help teachers become their best through School Centred Initial Teacher Training, and we run a research school. We work together with local universities, communities and government departments towards the common goal: for all children to have the opportunity to be successful, whatever their starting point.
Shaw Education Trust is a charity, sponsored by Shaw Trust and commissioned by the Department for Education. It is a separate company, limited by guarantee, and has distinct independent governance, members and trustees.
is a one stop shop for information, services and solutions to make schools better for their students. We give teachers an opportunity for continuing professional development and offer careers and skills advice and guidance for young people.
Anything you can think of to improve your school, we can do. Our portfolio of products includes school awards, conferences, skills and careers events, training, print and electronic teaching and learning resources, consultancy, and a digital knowledge centre that provides 24/7 access to examples of best practice. We work with over 5,000 schools per year, in the UK and internationally, including nursery, primary, secondary and colleges. By doing so we support the teachers to improve and maximise the life chances of nearly 1.8 million students and young people.
As a part of the Optimus portfolio, over 800 schools have signed up to and are working towards our Wellbeing Award for Schools.
is a boutique education business that supports families and schools worldwide with impartial, expert advice. From early years to higher education we can help with school searches, tuition, guardianship, and assessment. Founded in 1873 we have a longstanding reputation for excellence. With an international team based in Europe, Asia and the Middle East we share the leading role that British education still has today. Globally 60% of international schools around the world are British founded or work to a British curriculum. Each year we work intensively with over 3,500 client families and children from all over the world. We can provide you with dedicated support extending over many years throughout your educational journey.