Established in 2007, CET is the successor trust to the Commonwealth Institute.  The Institute was itself the successor trust to the Imperial Institute which had its origins in a fund raised in 1886 to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee. Over our first ten years we invested in educational projects with long term impact across a wide spectrum of activities.

Since 2018 we have been focusing solely on our Teach2030 initiative. Our Teach2030 programme combines free online professional development, contextualised for teachers working in hard to reach communities, with a programme of support enabling schools to run ongoing CPD independently whilst being supported by a local organisation.