School Improvement Offer

HT / Senior Leadership appraisal and performance management

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Examples of service

  • Trust CEO Appraisal, Induction and Coaching
  • Head teacher appraisal process and Leadership Reviews
  • Trust and Governor Reviews and Advisory Service
  • Managing Headteacher / Senior Leader Recruitment
  • Whole School Inclusion  Strategy

Examples of courses

  • Governors HT Appraisal Committee training
  • Effective Appraisal Processes
  • Writing Head teacher Reports to Governors
  • How to Coach Leadership skills at every level
  • Equalities Duties and links to SEND
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Special school improved OFSTED outcome for Leadership and Management following review and support (OFSTED Key area for improvement)

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School Improvement Partner annual package (6-12 visits – Primary, Secondary, Special and EYs settings)

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Examples of service

  • QA School Self- Evaluation Process (including OFSTED Criteria) 
  • QA Interim visits (bespoke to SEF) 
  • Stop Jumping Hoops ! -Effective School Self Evaluation 
  • Coached School to School Support and Challenge 
  • Coached School / Department SEND Reviews

Examples of courses

  • Developing subject content  through a SEND Lens
  • Managing Crucial Conversations
  • What are OFSTED thinking now?
  • Developing Evidence based Teaching and Learning Pedagogy and Practice
  • Building effective working relationships with partners including the Local Authority
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"Multi academy trust developed MAT wide SEND Leadership strategy."

"Successful outcome with OFSTED and review of graduated approach."

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Leader, Blackpool

Specialist review of teaching and learning in special school setting led to sharpened focus on communication and reading curriculum.

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Leadership coaching (Senior and Subject / Department Leadership development programme)

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Examples of service

  • Stop Jumping Hoops ! Subject Evaluations that sustain long term impact on pupil outcomes. 
  • Inclusive / SEND subject and assessment review 
  • 1-1 or group Leadership Coaching 
  • Managing change process 
  • Developing quality of classroom practice in your team

Examples of courses

  • Developing effective Teaching and Learning in your subject / department 
  • Subject Leadership – planning for impact on long term memory 
  • Subject / Department SEND Lead Induction and Support 
  • Early Careers SEND Training  
  • Aspiring SENDCO / New to SENDCO courses
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“There were lots of ideas that I feel could be implemented very easily in school. The resources shared are incredibly useful and accessible. I think the training is definitely something I can take back to school and use for staff training. It has also helped me to take on a different viewpoint.”

(Secondary School Curriculum Leader)

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PP reviews

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Examples of service

  • Evaluating Impact of Curriculum for disadvantaged pupils
  • Developing 3-5 year PP Strategy
  • Building curriculum to raise aspirations for adult life
  • Developing social emotional curriculum
  • Systems for identifying inequalities and disadvantage (beyond Government data)

Examples of courses

  • Raising ambitions for all pupils
  • Equalities Duties and use of resources
  • Improving emotional self-regulation
  • Pupil centred planning and problem solving
  • See a need, meet a need – overcoming social barriers to learning
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"Primary and Secondary schools developed a longer term 3-5 year strategy for use of PP funding."

"Class teachers more aware of the assessed learning needs and intervention strategies for disadvantaged pupils."

"Key worker approach in Secondary improved parental engagement and improved attendance of PP pupils."

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School Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy

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Examples of service

  • Leadership supervision 1-1 or group
  • Focus group facilitation
  • 360 Degree Mental Health Reviews

Examples of courses

  • SEND and links to Mental Health
  • Positive Mental Health Strategies for staff and pupils
  • Grief and Loss Curriculum and Policy
  • Developing Effective Relationships Policy and Strategies
  • Pupil Voice: listening to pupils with complex SEND
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"Leaders identified practical training and support for staff beyond ad hoc wellbeing sessions."

"Parent support group led a strategy to reach out to families."

"Staff set up networking groups following training to improve resilience post lockdowns."

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School Senior Leadership Team

A year long project with a Special School Senior Leadership team helped significantly improve their effectiveness as a team and bring about a culture shift in effective delegation.

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Team Connectivity

The day following a training session a school department immediately identified plans for improving connectivity across staff teams following COVID lockdowns.

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Curriculum Leadership for improving outcomes

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Examples of service

  • QA SEND Provision including EHCPs
  • Middle leadership coaching or mentoring
  • Review of assessment and impact on pupil outcomes across subjects
  • Developing strategy for Engagement Profiling

Examples of courses

  • Curriculum through a SEND Lens training programme
  • Coached in school review of curriculum impact on pupils with SEND
  • Writing effective outcomes to inform teacher assessment
  • Using Engagement Profiling to improve curriculum plans
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"Subject leaders profile confident evidence to Governor reports about the impact on pupils with SEND."

"Pupils with co-existing diagnoses improved focus and concentration in lessons."

"Teachers identified more specific success criteria to measure progress of pupils beyond the formal curriculum."

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Lancashire High School

Action based Research project trialling Engagement Profiling systems, helped pupil with co-morbid conditions to be happier to engage in lessons for longer periods of time.

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Trustee and Governor Training

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Examples of service

  • Governors review
  • Coaching SEND/LAC/PP Governance
  • Training and ongoing advisory support for SEND Governor

Examples of courses

  • Coached school visits programme
  • SEND Governor Induction
  • Train and support Head teacher appraisal committee
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"Governors coached to successfully complete group visit and feedback on curriculum innovation."
(Governors, Special School, East Lancashire)

"Newly appointed SEND Governor confidently able to question and report back on school’s graduated approach."
(Governor : Primary School, Oxford)

"HT performance review much more thorough than had previously been the case."
(Head teacher: Special School, West Lancashire)

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Governor Training & Support

Governor training and support in carrying out focused learning walks helped provide a structured process that improved confidence and quality of holding staff to account with the School Improvement Plan.

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Local Authority SEND Team coaching

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Examples of service

  • QA and review of LA SEND Self Evaluation
  • Local Authority SEND Team Coaching
  • LA SEND recruitment and interview support
  • Social Care and Health Professional Support with SEND Code of Practice
  • Parent Partnership Coaching and support

Examples of courses

  • What makes an effective LA SEND Data Dashboard?
  • EHCP writing and evaluating induction
  • SEND Lead Induction Programme
  • Evidence based RAG Rating SEND Provision
  • Evidence based intervention advice to support writing EHCP outcomes
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"LA improved use of SEND data to plan provision in a more pro-active than re-active way."

"Quality of EHCPs seen to be improved by parents, teachers and young people."

"LA SEND review report provided clear and progressive training programme for LA SEND Team."

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LA SEND Team Review

Review of LA SEND Team led to implementation of a more robust appraisal and training process for writing Education Health Care Plans.

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LA SEND Review

LA SEND review led to creation of data base enabling SEND Leaders to plan SEND provision across the authority.

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