Working in Partnership with Schools
As a Trust, our mantra is that school improvement is at its strongest when all schools work together. Using the four-stage model from the DfE Multi-Academy Trust publication, ‘Good Practice Guidance and Expectations for Growth’, we grade each school as part of due diligence, prior to joining the Trust, or as part of the Quality Assurance reviews.
Our use of this model has been very successful in moving schools from Ofsted grades of requires improvement to good/outstanding.
The work of the School Improvement Team, is to establish the stage of each school within the Trust and the level of support needed to move the school forward and continue to enhance their provision.
The days allocated for the school improvement support are a minimum offer per academic year, as the nature of the support is bespoke to each school.
These reviews are written up by the School Improvement Team as a report, which is then shared with the school’s Local Advisory Board.