The Fischer Family Trust helps schools and policymakers overcome the challenge of early literacy

Mike Fischer CBE (founder of RM Plc and Alamy Stock Photos) is a social entrepreneur who has spent thirty years supporting interventions to help children in the UK become successful in literacy by the age of seven.

Based on the insight that system-improvement is supported by a true understanding of the problem, the Fischer Family Trust has changed the access of UK schools and policymakers to good data via the creation of FFT Education (the schools’ data service) and FFT Datalab.

Major donors to the trust are Mike Fischer, Alamy Stock Photos and FFT Education.

"Ensuring that all children are age-appropriately literate is the biggest single step that the country can take to break our cycle of deprivation."

Mike Fischer – Founder and Chairman, Fischer Family Trust