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Our Ambition

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Our Ambition

Our Ambition

Southampton: A City of Growth and Opportunity Where Everyone Thrives

SEF exists to secure the highest standards of education for Southampton and to raise the achievement of vulnerable and disadvantaged groups. We strive to secure the best collective outcomes for our students and our goal over the next three years is for every school and college in the City to be rated 'Good' or better by Ofsted. We are committed to achieving this goal whilst sustaining inclusive and appropriate curricula across our group.

Each educational institution offers expertise in its field so that SEF partners benefit from proven experience in what works best locally, regionally and nationally.

Working together with the common moral purpose of school improvement, we aspire to take our place among the top 50 local authorities. Current activity is now focused on the development of a self-improving system, drawing on deep partnerships between schools, colleges and the universities. At SEF, we are proud to foster an elected accountability model which is based on high levels of open dialogue, challenge and professional trust.

Opportunities to work within SEF arise directly from roles within schools, colleges and our first-rate universities.  If you are seeking your next career step and want to make a demonstrable difference to the lives of young people, look out for vacancies across our City.