Timeline

Open call launched

03 November 2020

Deadline for expressions of interest

23 December 2020

Long-listed applicant interviews begin

18 January 2021

Trial discovery projects begin

01 April 2021

Decision on longer-term partnership

02 August 2021

Long-term partnerships begin

01 October 2021

Project ends

01 October 2024

Working with local authorities to eliminate the school readiness gap

Nesta’s vision is for every child to have the fairest possible start in life, so they can thrive and realise their potential. Our goal is that, by 2030, the UK will have eliminated the school readiness gap between those born into deprivation and their peers. This can’t be achieved by any single organisation in isolation, so we are working with innovation partners to help us realise our vision.

Team

Tom Symons

Tom Symons

Tom Symons

Deputy Mission Director, A Fairer Start mission

Tom is the Deputy Mission Director for the 'A Fairer Start' mission at Nesta.

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Alex Porter

Alex Porter

Alex Porter

Mission Analyst, fairer start mission

Alex is an analyst in Nesta’s fairer start mission team.

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Hessy Elliott

Hessy Elliott

Hessy Elliott

Senior Analyst, A Fairer Start mission

Hessy is a Senior Analyst for Nesta's A Fairer Start mission team

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Louise Bazalgette

Louise Bazalgette

Louise Bazalgette

Deputy Director, A Fairer Start mission

Louise works as part of a multi-disciplinary innovation team focused on narrowing the outcome gap for disadvantaged children.

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Raj Chande

Raj Chande

Raj Chande

Director, A Fairer Start mission

Raj leads Nesta’s mission to create A Fairer Start, focusing on narrowing the outcome gap between children growing up in disadvantaged households and the national average.

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Toby Baker

Toby Baker

Toby Baker

Programme Manager - Education, A Fairer Start mission

Toby works in Nesta’s education team to help our education system make better use of technology and data.

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Rachel Wilcock

Rachel Wilcock

Rachel Wilcock

Embedded Data Scientist, Data Analytics Practice

Rachel is an Embedded Data Scientist in the Fairer Start mission and the Data Analytics Practice.

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Cara Sanquest

Cara Sanquest

Cara Sanquest

Campaigns Manager, Communications

Cara is the Campaigns Manager for Nesta's Communications team

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