About the project
The INEOS Forgotten 40 Project is a charitable initiative which hopes to improve the lives of children growing up in some of the poorest parts of the UK. It was established by the owners of INEOS, who themselves grew up in these areas.
The team is made up of five former teachers (Elaine Crotty, Elaine and John Wyllie, Sheila Loughlin and Brian Padgett) with extensive school experience at all leadership levels, school inspection, and deprivation intervention. This team works in partnership with the network of F40 headteachers and regularly report to INEOS regarding the progress of the project and impact of the funding.
The Forgotten 40 project aims to empower the headteachers of 100 primary schools serving some of the UK’s most deprived communities, giving them additional and flexible funding to meet the wellbeing and learning needs of children growing up in particularly challenging circumstances. The aim of the project is to improve the experience of childhood and remove barriers to learning, rather than directly targeting academic attainment.
Currently, over 600 initiatives are in progress using the Forgotten 40 funding.