MK Dons SET celebrates outstanding success with prestigious quality award

Wed 29 Nov 2017 - posted by Stefanie Duffy

MK Dons Sport & Education Trust (SET) are delighted to announce that they have been successfully re-accredited with ‘The matrix Standard’ quality assurance kite-mark.

The matrix Standard is the unique quality framework for the effective delivery of information, advice andguidance on learning and work. It promotes the delivery of high quality information, advice and guidance by ensuring that organisations review, evaluate and develop their services; encourage the take up of professionally recognised qualifications; and, support the continuous professional development of their staff.

This achievement will help SET continue to access important funding as well as opening up new opportunities to fund its well established and ever-growing programme of community activity. 

More importantly though is that this achievement recognises the quality of work delivered and the positive changes to the communities and people it engages with as a range of users and partners all independently gave evidence as part of the process.

Angela Novell, Interim Joint CEO spoke of the significance of this award “SET is delighted to have achieved The matrix Standard accreditation. It recognises the high quality service SET provides, as well as extremely effective information, advice and guidance delivered across Milton Keynes and our region reaching right to the heart of our local communities.”

John Cove, Chairman said: “This is great news and well done to the team for this achievement which fits perfectly with our vision of being a 'premier league' organisation.”

John P G Smith, the matrix Practitioner who assessed the trust and granted the accreditation, added his comments: “I am delighted to be able to confirm that MK Dons Sport and Education Trust continue to meet the requirements of the matrix Standard.  I was impressed with the effectiveness of the highly personalised support that SET staff provide for their service users, that genuinely help to move people on and make a really positive difference to their lives. Well done SET!