A collaborative School Improvement Strategy
Working together to support and improve schools is the right thing for us all to do and the core purpose for a school improvement team. As a local, cross-phase trust we are ambitious for our pupils and for our staff and we believe in school-to-school and peer-to-peer support. We believe that all our schools are unique but that alignment of curriculum and systems where appropriate can be a major benefit to the educational offer and reduce teacher workload.
Through trust collaboration, all schools and headteachers receive enhanced school improvement support, review, training and development.
Improving the quality of learning and teaching is the prime focus of any school. This is a school led activity and will remain within the jurisdiction of school operation. Headteachers are responsible for classroom expectation, standards and pedagogical quality. However, Learning Partners seeks to support headteachers discharging this core purpose.
Measuring, monitoring and improving teaching quality operates as a trinity. Each one relies upon the other. Without assessing teaching quality, you cannot plan effective improvements. Without monitoring the effectiveness of CPD strategies you cannot judge if your plans have delivered your desired outcomes. Children pass through school once. It is beholden on the trust to support headteachers in ensuring this one opportunity delivers excellence.