Support and challenge takes place within a clear framework of accountability to drive up standards. School to school support is at the heart of our improvement strategy. Joining Inspire Education Trust represents a unique opportunity to draw on expertise across all our schools through our working model, led by our Head of Education Primary – Rob Darling, experienced senior leaders and a range of Lead Practitioners across the key areas of: Teaching & Learning; Leadership Development; Behaviour & Wellbeing; Curriculum Design; Assessment & Achievement; and Governance.
School Improvement Principles
At Inspire we want to ensure that all schools achieve the highest educational outcomes for every learner so they can have as many life fulfilling opportunities as possible. All children and young people deserve the best possible educational provision. Fundamental to this is our collaborative approach to school improvement at every level with in our schools.
School improvement priorities include:
As a Trust, we aim to build school self-sufficiency, not dependency in external school improvement support and advice.
We do this by:
Our Headteacher Partnership
This comprises of Headteachers from each Trust school. Heads meet together with the Head of Education Primary virtually each week via Microsoft Teams and at least twice a half term face-to-face in order to ensure continuous school improvement.
Headteachers provide mutual support for:
We recognise the experience and expertise of individuals and encourage them to lead initiatives.
The Teaching and Learning Team
The Head of Education Primary has an overview of the quality of teaching and learning across all primaries in the Trust. He directs the work of the Teaching and Learning Consultant and her team to meet individual schools CPD needs.
Teaching and Learning is further supported by:
School leaders at all levels are inducted into role. The Head of Education Primary coordinates support for Heads reflecting their level of experience. Senior leaders provide a range of training for staff at Inspire and other local schools through the Teaching School. Talent spotting across the Trust informs bespoke training plans.
Behaviour and Wellbeing
The Strategic Lead of Inclusion and Vulnerable Groups and the Trust Pastoral Lead ensure best practice around Safeguarding and care. All our academies are ‘Thrive Schools” and we have XX trained practitioners across the Trust.
Inspire Education Trust has written its’ own curriculum reflecting the needs of our children and their culture and local heritage. This is personalised at individual school level. This has been updated with staff from across the Trust in line with the new Ofsted Education Improvement Framework – September 2019 led by the Strategic Lead for Curriculum Development & Provision.
Assessment and Achievement
The Head of Education Primary is the Trust Assessment Lead. He disseminates information and provides CPD around all aspects of data management and analysis. He collates Trust DATA for Directors and coordinates systems and processes.
Regular Chair of Governor meetings take place between the CEO, the Head of Education Primary and Chairs of Local Governing Bodies. Training needs are identified and provided both in house and externally. Representatives of Local Governing Bodies attend Directors meetings as observers.
Inspiring a Generation
Our name “Inspire Education Trust” symbolically reflects the beating heart of our Multi-Academy Trust. We want to inspire teachers to provide the very best education to the children in their care each and every day. We want to inspire children to be life-long learners and find their ‘thing’ that will take them on an exciting life journey with all the skills necessary to flourish. We want to inspire parents and carers to share in their children’s school journey, recognising they are just as important teacher and mentor in their children’s lives.
Our Trust is a community of schools that have shared values and share an essential common ethos and vision for education and learning, as encapsulated in our values. These values drive our behaviour, decision making and ambitions: