“We have been delighted with the partnership that we have developed with Edstart. They have worked with a group of disaffected learners and have achieved excellent results in attendance, behaviour and vocational learning. All those on the course are on line to achieve qualifications, some with distinction grades. We will certainly continue to work with them in the future.”

Barry Burke, Principal
Manchester Health Academy

“Ed Start currently delivers a range of provision at St Andrews through Performing Arts and Sport. We have been extremely impressed with the organisation and professionalism of the company and the quality of the sessions delivered has been outstanding.

The idea of a one -stop shop run by a trusted and well structured organisation appeals greatly to us as we can be assured that the quality will be of a very high standard. The staff are very approachable and are always willing to listen and support us in our needs. Our partnership with Ed Start has been a great success!”

Mike Platt
Headteacher , St Andrews CE Primary School, Salford

“At Broadoak we have a great variety of after school provision for sport and Ed Start support this to a very high standard. We currently run after school clubs four afternoons a week as well as Saturday mornings and holiday clubs. The children really look forward to attending the different clubs on offer and feedback from parents is always very positive. We have found the company to be extremely well organised and have nothing but praise with the way Ed Start has supported our school.”

Colleen Taylor
Headteacher, Broadoak Primary School, Swinton

“Ed Start have been delivering PE at our school for over 3 years through their founding company Sporting Start. We have been extremely impressed by the high standard of the coaches and their ability to deliver outstanding lessons which the children thoroughly enjoy. Subsequently we have now extended the provision that Ed Start offer by including Dance and Performing Arts. We have also found them extremely useful when delivering various themed weeks, such as Healthy Schools’ week where they supported us by offering a variety of different lessons to really add value to the children’s experience over the week. I would certainly recommend this company to other schools and Headteachers.”

Patricia Garner
Headteacher, St Marks RC Primary School, Swinton

“We were really keen to bring in specialist sports coaches to significantly improve the quality of PE that we currently had on offer. We have been delighted with the high quality of the provision that has been offered to all year groups. Lessons are well planned by the coaches and delivered to an extremely high standard. The quality assurance measures in place by their management team are also very re-assuring as coaches are regularly monitored through teaching and learning observations. The coaches now not only cover PPA time but also run after school clubs and have set up a school football team. We have been delighted by the way our partnership with Ed Start has grown and are already looking at ways which we could further develop and extend this for next year!”

Jackie Harland
Headteacher, Boarshaw Community Primary School, Middleton

“We have now used Ed Start in a range of initiatives to support us in delivering Gifted and Talented programmes. Their skilled and specialised staff have ensured that these initiatives have been an overwhelming success and schools have had nothing but praise for the organisation and delivery of the workshops. Due to the success of previous programmes run by Ed Start we have now asked them to run initiatives in over 36 schools in the Salford area during the summer term! Our partnership with Ed Start has been a massive success!”

Nicola Kinsella
Primary School Co-ordinator, Salford Foundation