Partners

QISA works with a range of partners to promote and expand the reach of student aspirations and student voice, including the following organizations:

The Aspirations Academies Trust (AAT) is committed to raising students' aspirations so that all young people reach their fullest potential and achieve the success they want for themselves. As a sponsor of primary and secondary age academies in England, AAT provides the opportunity for schools to develop into outstanding academies centred on the highly successful QISA philosophy, whilst at the same time acting as global demonstration sites that emphasise the powerful impact raising aspirations can have on student achievement and development.


Corwin is a leader in print and electronic publishing. Set apart since day one by their expert authorship, research base, and depth and breadth of coverage, Corwin's books provide the rock-solid foundation for flexible, system-wide professional development planning and solutions. Corwin has one objective and one objective only: to help you do your important work better. They offer a host of independent and integrated professional learning options that conform with your budget, your timeline, and your objectives: books and resources, institutes, author consulting, Visible Learning, and eCourses. Corwin is a founding partner of TVAIC.

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) is a nonpartisan, nationwide, nonprofit organization of public officials who head departments of elementary and secondary education in the states, the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Education Activity, and five U.S. extra-state jurisdictions. CCSSO provides leadership, advocacy, and technical assistance on major educational issues. The Council seeks member consensus on major educational issues and expresses their views to civic and professional organizations, federal agencies, Congress, and the public.

The International Center's work is based on the premise that students are living in a world that is changing dramatically and the education system needs to adapt to those changes in order to prepare students for the world in which they will live and work. The International Center has developed an extraordinary reservoir of resources and relationships to advance school improvement, and is frequently called upon to establish comprehensive awareness programs for states, regions, and school districts.

The National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) is a professional organization serving elementary and middle school principals and other education leaders throughout the United States, Canada, and overseas. NAESP advocates for the support principals need to be successful 21st century leaders to achieve the highest results for children, families, and communities.

Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution with more than 3,000 on-campus students and over 60,000 online students, making them one of the fastest-growing universities in the country. Founded in 1932, SNHU has been relentlessly reinventing higher education ever since and has gained national recognition for their dedication to helping students transform their lives and the lives of those around them. SNHU is proud to provide affordable, accessible education that students can pursue on their 300-acre campus in Manchester, NH, over their innovative online platform, or at one of their regional centers in Manchester, Nashua, Portsmouth and Salem, NH, and Brunswick, ME. SNHU is a founding partner of TVAIC.

SSAT is an education body and the hub of the biggest and most active network of heads and teachers in the U.K. SSAT's mission is to help teachers carry out their vital job even better, more confidently and more professionally than before. To do this, SSAT relies on four i's:

  • Help teachers to inquire, using action research and reflection as the starting point for all they do.
  • To inspire teachers, foster collaboration, knowledge sharing and recognition via our various networks.
  • Encourage them to innovate, drawing on the latest thinking and practice from teachers and academics.
  • Above all, equip them to measure impact: gathering the hard evidence that drives improvement and builds the authority of the profession.


The Successful Practices Network is a not-for-profit membership organization designed to share data, experiences, technical assistance, research, and successful practices focused on rigor, relevance and relationships for all students. Members can seek peer and expert advice on school improvement from like-minded schools and education leaders.

Teach First is driven by a mission to end inequality in education by building a community of exceptional leaders who create change within classrooms, schools and across society. In pursuit of this vision, Teach First has worked with partners to identify the gaps at key stages during the education of children from low-income communities and set goals for the change. These time-limited, measurable goals will guide Teach First's work over the next ten years.

The Teacher Voice & Aspirations International Center (TVAIC) is grounded in the belief that it is critical to have teaching and learning environments that listen to the voices of students and teachers. By valuing and acting upon the voices of students and teachers, schools will promote a culture where critical thinking and problem solving skills, creativity, collaboration, open communication, and aspirations for both students and staff will be realized. Ultimately, recognizing and valuing teachers' voices and aspirations will lead to academic, personal, and social growth for the entire educational community.