South Yorkshire Futures has gained support from stakeholders across education, politics, local authorities, academia, the media, and business. Below you can find some of the comments from supporters of the programme.

“We want all children, no matter what their background or where they live, to have access to a world-class education. The collaboration between South Yorkshire Futures and the Government's Opportunity Areas programme is helping to raise education standards and aspirations so that young people growing up in the area have the opportunity to fulfil their potential.

“I hope that through this work, young people living in each of the government’s 12 Opportunity Areas – including Doncaster – lead the way in showing how this positive change can be achieved.”

Nadhim Zahawi MP
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families

“I serve as Mayor to ensure that every child gets the chance to fulfil their aspirations and achieve their potential. Nothing is more important to me.

“That is why I am supporting the vital work being done by South Yorkshire Futures and I encourage others to lend their support.”

Dan Jarvis MBE MP
Mayor of the Sheffield City Region

Department for Education Minister launches South Yorkshire Futures

South Yorkshire Futures was launched by Robert Goodwill MP, the Minister of State for Children and Families at the time, at an official event attended by more than 200 people from across the education sector.

South Yorkshire Futures Stakeholder Group give their thoughts
Members of the stakeholder group meeting give their thoughts at the first stakeholder group meeting.