We believe that children with chaotic home lives, mental health challenges and learning difficulties deserve support, not exclusion. The majority of today's prison population were excluded when at school. We exist to change this story.


The Difference is creating a new generation of leaders to deliver the best in education to the children who need it most. We work to develop new expertise in the profession, connect exceptional teachers to schools for excluded children and create a community of leaders to drive change throughout Britain’s education system.

From September 2018 The Difference plans to train its first cohort of leaders, and place them in the schools which need them most. If you are interested in being in our first cohort, please sign up to our newsletter here to get updates on the application process.


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