Message from founder Steve Curran

Welcome! I’m Steve Curran - a headteacher and system leader committed to overcoming educational and social inequality. Three years ago, I set up a business dedicated to supporting schools to take on the complex problems that are at the root of inequality.

The Affinity approach is human-centric and collaborative; because the problems we specialise in are rooted in the student’s whole life experience and unique to a particular classroom, school, trust, or locality. Our goal is to inspire you to be inspired; by your learners, your community, and, most importantly, yourself.

We have collaborated with many creative thinkers from health, technology, and education to develop our approach. If you recognise the problems we describe, please read on.


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An Approach

We support educators in the UK and beyond to work creatively and collaboratively to overcome the complex, problems at the root of educational and social inequality.


A Strategy


We design services to support teachers and leaders in schools, multi-academy trusts, and local authorities to be a force for innovation within their community. Our services cover the following developmental areas:

  • improvement and growth,

  • social, emotional, and mental health barriers to learning,

  • community engagement and social enterprise.

A Determination

We do what it takes to keep innovating and collaborating to support educators to overcome inequality.

School Children
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“Embedding curriculum innovation takes time” and requires “an accurate, evaluative understanding of current curriculum practice” if it’s to “powerfully address social disadvantages”



Inspiring educators in the UK and beyond to inspire their communities to solve complex barriers to learning.



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We have

Worked Successfully with MATs, LAs, and schools


“Affinity Education Solutions provided brokerage support for Iqra Academy’s successful transition into Feversham Education Multi Academy Trust. Affinity’s Creative Improvement Partner, Steve Curran, carried out due diligence and transition planning. Steve’s education leadership experience was invaluable in ensuring all stakeholders were able to make informed and confident choices and his sensitivity to the needs of all parties was a key factor in enabling the process to progress smoothly even through its most complex phases. Affinity provided excellent value for money and we would recommend them to any to any trust or school requiring brokerage support.” 


Shahnaz Anwar-Bleem, Principal, Iqra Academy, Feversham Multi Academy Trust 

Mubaruuck Imbrahim, CEO, Feversham Multi Academy Trust