Whole School, Whole Child

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This report contains case studies that illustrate school and business collaboration and resources for action on the four Business Class pillars of engagement.

Ten years on from the launch of Business Class, we have many people to thank for the scale of what has been achieved. Over the past ten years, more than 28,976 business volunteers from over 1190 businesses have reached over 277,000 young people, through their schools, through Business Class activities. The Business Class framework was created, based on research, by a group of pioneering business leaders through Business in the Community in 2007. Having piloted and tested it, we have scaled it up UK wide.   This report shares an overview of the impact of Business Class.



Key findings
  • 233 school-business partnerships across England
  • 38,635 young people took part in Business Class actitivies
  • 3,269 business volunteers gave ...
  • 22,952 hours of their time to support schools