Viscount Nelson Education Network (VNET) is a Community Interest Company (CIC) limited by guarantee and registered in England.
This means it is a not-for-profit social enterprise designed to operate for the benefit of a specific community - namely children and young people - by assisting schools, academies and colleges to reach their goals, whatever they may be.
All profits and residual assets of the company must be used to provide a community benefit and are not controlled by private individuals.
VNET provides a range of services to schools, academies, colleges, academy trusts and other educational settings to support school improvement, professional development of staff and to help improve outcomes for pupils.
From April 2017, VNET has taken over the operation of Better To Best, an approach to school improvement that has delivered dramatically improved Ofsted outcomes (25% increase in schools judged good or outstanding) across Norfolk for members of the network. Moreover, 98% of schools surveyed in 2017 agreed that membership of the network provided value for money.
Why Viscount Nelson?
Nelson was born and raised in Norfolk, educated in North Walsham and Norwich, and became Viscount and Baron Nelson of the Nile and of Burnham Thorpe in the County of Norfolk where VNET is based.
Most importantly, Nelson was an Inspirational Leader, Superb Strategist and Unconventional Tactician. Essential qualities to succeed as a leader in today's education system.